The achievements of Rensselaer alumni through the years have had important and far-reaching effect. From the bridge builders of the 19th century to the engineers of space exploration, from the inventors of the Industrial Revolution to the entrepreneurs of today’s computer technology, Rensselaer alumni have helped shape our world.
Alumni of Note
Regarded as the founder of the American television industry who developed the first commercially practical cathode ray tube for television
One of the world’s foremost authorities on optical communications
Developed the ultraviolet absorber that became the most effective and leading sunscreen in the world
Founder of the Electric Power Research Institute, pioneer in nuclear energy, energy production and policy, and risk analysis