Polytechnic's 37,000 alumni include business leaders, entrepreneurs and two Nobel Prize winners. Top executives from AT&T, Pfizer, Bechtel, Consolidated Edison, General Electric, IBM, Ingersoll-Rand, Jacobs Engineering, KeySpan Energy, MetLife, Parsons Brinckerhoff, Qwest, Raytheon, Stanley Works, Symbol Technologies, UNISYS, Verizon Communications and Xerox are proud of their roots at Polytechnic. Academic leaders, deans and university presidents started their careers at Polytechnic. Recent presidents of major professional societies, including the American Chemical Society and the IEEE, are alumni.
The Polytechnic Alumni, established in 1863, promotes and maintains the welfare of Polytechnic and provides fellowship and mutually beneficial activities among Poly graduates. Officers and an international board of directors govern the polytechnic alumni. Alumni sections offer events around the country and internationally.
Edward Everett Horton '08 - notable Character Actor, appeared in The Front Page, Top Hat, Here Comes Mr. Jordan & Pocketful of Miracles.
Jasper Kane '28 - Pfizer scientist and creator of the deep tank fermentation method for mass-production of Penicillin in 1941 for the U.S. war effort.
O. Winston Link '37 - Pioneering photographer.
Joseph Owades '44, '50 - Brewing pioneer, inventor of Lite beer.
Martin L. Perl '48 H'96 - awarded 1995 Nobel Prize in physics.
Herman Fialkov '51 - founder and President of General Transistor Corp.
Arthur Martinez '60 - Former CEO, Sears.
Jay Greene '64 - NASA engineer, former Chief Engineer of Johnson Space Center.
Hermann Viets '65, '66, '70 - President, Milwaukee School of Engineering.
John Trani '65 - former CEO, Stanley Works.
Richard Santulli '66 - CEO, NetJets.
Israel Borovich '67 '68, '71, H'05 - Chairman, El Al Israel Airlines.
Mark Ronald '68 - President & CEO, BAE Systems Inc.
Charles Camarda '74 - NASA scientist and mission specialist on the Return to Flight voyage of the shuttle Discovery. Camarda earned his bachelor’s degree in aerospace engineering from Polytechnic in 1974.
Chi Mui '80 - First Asian-American Mayor of San Gabriel, CA.
Gertrude B. Elion H'89 - former doctoral student at Polytechnic, awarded 1988 Nobel Prize in medicine.
Eugene Kleiner '48 H'89 - Polytechnic Advisory Trustee, among eight scientists honored by the U.S. Postal Service with a commemorative stamp for developing and manufacturing revolutionary computer chips.