35 Notable alumni of
Polytechnic University of Turin

The Polytechnic University of Turin is 929th in the world, 317th in Europe, and 20th in Italy by aggregated alumni prominence. Below is the list of 35 notable alumni from the Polytechnic University of Turin sorted by their wiki pages popularity. The directory includes famous graduates and former students along with research and academic staff.

  1. John Elkann

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    John Elkann
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1976-.. (age 45)
    Occupations
    entrepreneurbusinessperson
    Biography

    John Philip Jacob Elkann is an Italian industrialist. In 1997, he became the chosen heir of his grandfather Gianni Agnelli, following the death of Gianni's nephew Giovanni Alberto Agnelli and in 2008 became the head of IFIL, an Agnelli family investment company now part of Exor. He chairs the automaker Stellantis and is the chairman and CEO of Exor, the holding company controlled by the Agnelli family, which also owns PartnerRe and holds a controlling stake in Ferrari, CNH Industrial and Juventus F.C. In July 2018 he was appointed chairman of Ferrari after Sergio Marchionne left due to health issues. In December 2020 Elkann became temporary CEO after the departure of Louis Camilleri.

  2. Vilfredo Pareto

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    Vilfredo Pareto
    Born in
    France Flag France
    Years
    1848-1923 (aged 75)
    Occupations
    economistphilosophersociologistuniversity teacherengineer
    Biography

    Vilfredo Federico Damaso Pareto was an Italian civil engineer, sociologist, economist, political scientist, and philosopher. He made several important contributions to economics, particularly in the study of income distribution and in the analysis of individuals' choices. He was also responsible for popularising the use of the term "elite" in social analysis.

  3. Carlo De Benedetti

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    Carlo De Benedetti
    Born in
    Italy Flag Italy
    Years
    1934-.. (age 87)
    Occupations
    entrepreneurbusinessperson
    Biography

    Carlo De Benedetti is an Italian industrialist, engineer and publisher. He is both an Italian and naturalized Swiss citizen.

  4. Adriano Olivetti

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    Adriano Olivetti
    Born in
    Italy Flag Italy
    Years
    1901-1960 (aged 59)
    Occupations
    entrepreneurengineerpoliticianbusinessperson
    Biography

    Adriano Olivetti was an Italian engineer, politician and industrialist whose entrepreneurial activity thrived on the idea that profit should be reinvested for the benefits of the whole society. He was son of the founder of Olivetti, Camillo Olivetti, and Luisa Revel, the daughter of a prominent Waldensian pastor and scholar. Adriano Olivetti was known worldwide during his lifetime as the Italian manufacturer of Olivetti typewriters, calculators, and computers.

  5. Ettore Sottsass

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    Ettore Sottsass
    Born in
    Austria Flag Austria
    Years
    1917-2007 (aged 90)
    Occupations
    architectdesignerpainterbusinesspersonjewelry designer
    Biography

    Ettore Sottsass was an Italian architect and designer during the 20th century. His body of work included furniture, jewelry, glass, lighting, home objects and office machine design, as well as many buildings and interiors. His style was defined by bright color choices, statement pieces and decoration. Ettore Sottsass was an iconic figure in design history.

  6. Pier Giorgio Frassati

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    Pier Giorgio Frassati
    Born in
    Italy Flag Italy
    Years
    1901-1925 (aged 24)
    Occupations
    publishermountaineer
    Biography

    Pier Giorgio Frassati was an Italian Roman Catholic social activist and a member from the Third Order of Saint Dominic. He was dedicated to social justice issues and joined several charitable organizations, including Catholic Action and the St Vincent de Paul Society, to better aid the poor and less fortunate living in his hometown of Turin; he put his own pious beliefs into practice to cater to their needs and was best known for his devotion and amiable character.

  7. Sergio Pininfarina

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    Sergio Pininfarina
    Born in
    Italy Flag Italy
    Years
    1926-2012 (aged 86)
    Enrolled in the Polytechnic University of Turin
    In 1950 studied mechanical engineering
    Occupations
    entrepreneurpoliticiandesignerprofessor
    Biography

    Sergio Pininfarina, born Sergio Farina, was an Italian automobile designer and Senator for life.

  8. Giulio Douhet

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    Giulio Douhet
    Born in
    Italy Flag Italy
    Years
    1869-1930 (aged 61)
    Occupations
    military officeraircraft pilot
    Biography

    General Giulio Douhet was an Italian general and air power theorist. He was a key proponent of strategic bombing in aerial warfare. He was a contemporary of the 1920s air warfare advocates Walther Wever, Billy Mitchell and Hugh Trenchard.

  9. Paolo Soleri

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    Paolo Soleri
    Born in
    Italy Flag Italy
    Years
    1919-2013 (aged 94)
    Occupations
    architectwritersculptoruniversity teacherurban planner
    Biography

    Paolo Soleri was an Italian architect. He established the educational Cosanti Foundation and Arcosanti. Soleri was a lecturer in the College of Architecture at Arizona State University and a National Design Award recipient in 2006. He coined the concept of 'arcology' – a synthesis of architecture and ecology as the philosophy of democratic society. He died at home of natural causes on 9 April 2013 at the age of 93.

  10. Corradino D'Ascanio

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    Corradino D'Ascanio
    Born in
    Italy Flag Italy
    Years
    1891-1981 (aged 90)
    Occupations
    engineerinventordesigneruniversity teacher
    Biography

    General Corradino D'Ascanio was an Italian aeronautical engineer. D'Ascanio designed the first production helicopter, for Agusta, and designed the first motor scooter for Ferdinando Innocenti. After the two fell out, D'Ascanio helped Enrico Piaggio produce the original Vespa.

  11. Dante Giacosa

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    Dante Giacosa
    Born in
    Italy Flag Italy
    Years
    1905-1996 (aged 91)
    Occupations
    engineerdesigner
    Biography

    Dante Giacosa was an Italian automobile designer and engineer responsible for a range of Italian automobile designs — and for refining the front-wheel drive layout to an industry-standard configuration.

  12. Camillo Olivetti

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    Camillo Olivetti
    Born in
    Italy Flag Italy
    Years
    1868-1943 (aged 75)
    Occupations
    engineerentrepreneurpolitician
    Biography

    Samuel David Camillo Olivetti known just as Camillo was an Italian electrical engineer and founder of Olivetti & Co., SpA., the Italian manufacturer of computers, printers and other business machines. The company was later run by his son Adriano.

  13. Francesco Profumo

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    Francesco Profumo
    Born in
    Italy Flag Italy
    Years
    1953-.. (age 68)
    Occupations
    university teacherpoliticianacademicengineer
    Biography

    Francesco Profumo is an Italian engineer and academic who was Italy's Minister of Education from 16 November 2011 to 28 April 2013. He has been President of the National Research Council (CNR) since August 2011 and had previously served as Chancellor of the Politecnico di Torino from 2005 to 2011.

  14. Carlo Ratti

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    Carlo Ratti
    Born in
    Italy Flag Italy
    Years
    1971-.. (age 50)
    Occupations
    architectengineerinventor
    Biography

    Carlo Ratti is an Italian architect, engineer, inventor, educator and activist. He is a professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology where he directs the MIT Senseable City Lab, a research group that explores how new technologies are changing the way we understand, design and ultimately live in cities. Ratti is also a founding partner of the international design and innovation office CRA-Carlo Ratti Associati, which he established in 2004 in Torino, Italy and now has a branch in New York City, United States. Ratti was named one of the "50 most influential designers in America" by Fast Company and highlighted in Wired Magazine's "Smart List: 50 people who will change the world."

  15. Alessandro Antonelli

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    Alessandro Antonelli
    Born in
    Italy Flag Italy
    Years
    1798-1888 (aged 90)
    Occupations
    architectpolitician
    Biography

    Alessandro Antonelli was an Italian architect of the 19th century. His most famous works are the Mole Antonelliana in Turin (named for him) and both the Novara Cathedral and the Basilica of St. Gaudenzio in Novara.

  16. Pier Giorgio Perotto

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    Pier Giorgio Perotto
    Born in
    Italy Flag Italy
    Years
    1930-2002 (aged 72)
    Occupations
    engineercomputer scientistinventor
    Biography

    Pier Giorgio Perotto was an Italian electrical engineer and inventor. Working for the manufacturer Olivetti, he led a design team that built the Programma 101, one of the world's first programmable calculators.

  17. Edgardo Sogno

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    Edgardo Sogno
    Born in
    Italy Flag Italy
    Years
    1915-2000 (aged 85)
    Occupations
    diplomatwriterpoliticianjournalist
    Biography

    Count Edgardo Pietro Andrea Sogno Rata del Vallino di Ponzone was an Italian diplomat, partisan and political figure. He was born in an aristocratic family from Piedmont.

  18. Leonardo Chiariglione

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    Leonardo Chiariglione
    Born in
    Italy Flag Italy
    Years
    1943-.. (age 78)
    Occupations
    engineercomputer scientistinventor
    Biography

    Leonardo Chiariglione is an Italian engineer who has led the development of international technical standards for digital media. In particular, he was the chairman of the Moving Picture Experts Group (MPEG) from 1988 to 2020, which he co-founded together with Hiroshi Yasuda of NTT.

  19. Giuseppe Gabrielli

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    Giuseppe Gabrielli
    Born in
    Italy Flag Italy
    Years
    1903-1987 (aged 84)
    Occupations
    engineer
    Biography

    Giuseppe Gabrielli was an Italian aeronautics engineer. He is famous as the designer of numerous Italian military aircraft, including the Fiat G.50 Freccia and G.55 World War II fighters.

  20. Gino Levi-Montalcini

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    Gino Levi-Montalcini
    Born in
    Italy Flag Italy
    Years
    1902-1974 (aged 72)
    Enrolled in the Polytechnic University of Turin
    Studied in 1925
    Occupations
    architectdesigneruniversity teacher
    Biography

    Luigi "Gino" Levi-Montalcini was an Italian architect and designer.

  21. Carlo Alberto Castigliano

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    Carlo Alberto Castigliano
    Born in
    Italy Flag Italy
    Years
    1847-1884 (aged 37)
    Occupations
    physicistmathematicianarchitectengineer
    Biography

    Carlo Alberto Castigliano was an Italian mathematician and physicist known for Castigliano's method for determining displacements in a linear-elastic system based on the partial derivatives of strain energy.

  22. Giuseppe Romita

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    Giuseppe Romita
    Born in
    Italy Flag Italy
    Years
    1887-1958 (aged 71)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Giuseppe Romita was an Italian socialist politician. In his life he served several times as Minister and MP.

  23. Valentino Castellani

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    Valentino Castellani
    Born in
    Italy Flag Italy
    Years
    1940-.. (age 81)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Valentino Castellani was the independent Mayor of Turin, Italy, from 24 June 1993 to 1 June 2001.

  24. Orazio Satta Puliga

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    Orazio Satta Puliga
    Born in
    Italy Flag Italy
    Years
    1910-1974 (aged 64)
    Occupations
    engineer
    Biography

    Orazio Satta Puliga was an Italian automobile designer known for several Alfa Romeo designs, of Sardinian ancestry.

  25. Anna Cataldi

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    Anna Cataldi
    Born in
    Italy Flag Italy
    Years
    1939-.. (age 82)
    Occupations
    journalistwriterfilm producer
    Biography

    Anna Margherita Cataldi is an Italian humanitarian, journalist, film producer and author of several books.

  26. Juan Carlos De Martin

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    Juan Carlos De Martin
    Born in
    Argentina Flag Argentina
    Years
    1966-.. (age 55)
    Occupations
    computer scientistjournalist
    Biography

    Juan Carlos De Martin is an Italian academic.

  27. Dario De Luca

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    Dario De Luca
    Born in
    Italy Flag Italy
    Years
    1956-.. (age 65)
    Occupations
    engineerpolitician
    Biography

    Dario De Luca is an Italian politician.

  28. Nani Beccalli

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    Nani Beccalli
    Occupations
    business executive
    Biography

    Ferdinando "Nani" Falco Beccalli is CEO of Falco Enterprises, based in Zürich, Switzerland. He is also Senior Operating Executive of Rhône Capital, Chairman of ASK Chemicals and Zodiac.

  29. Giovanni Savonuzzi

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    Giovanni Savonuzzi
    Born in
    Italy Flag Italy
    Years
    1911-1987 (aged 76)
    Occupations
    car designer
    Biography

    Giovanni Savonuzzi was an Italian automobile designer.

  30. Andrea Morello

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    Andrea Morello
    Born in
    Italy Flag Italy
    Years
    1972-.. (age 49)
    Occupations
    electrical engineerquantum physicistprofessor
    Biography

    Andrea Morello, is the Scientia Professor of quantum engineering in the School of Electrical Engineering and Telecommunications at the University of New South Wales, and a Program Manager in the ARC Centre of Excellence for Quantum Computation and Communication Technology (CQC2T). Morello is the head of the Fundamental Quantum Technologies Laboratory at UNSW.

  31. Yvan Sagnet

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    Yvan Sagnet
    Born in
    Cameroon Flag Cameroon
    Years
    1985-.. (age 36)
    Occupations
    writer
    Biography

    Yvan Sagnet is a Cameroonian activist and non-fiction writer, known for founding the charity No Cap and his work against the exploitation of workers in the Italian agricultural industry.

  32. Giorgio Ceragioli

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    Giorgio Ceragioli
    Born in
    Italy Flag Italy
    Years
    1930-2008 (aged 78)
    Occupations
    civil engineerengineer
    Biography

    Giorgio Ceragioli was an Italian engineer, professor and a leader in the pro-Third World movement in Italy.

  33. Guido Chiarelli

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    Guido Chiarelli
    Born in
    Italy Flag Italy
    Years
    1902-1982 (aged 80)
    Occupations
    engineer
    Biography

    Guido Chiarelli, was an Italian electrical engineer. He is known for his pioneering work in public lighting.

  34. Daniele Trinchero

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    Daniele Trinchero
    Born in
    Italy Flag Italy
    Years
    1968-.. (age 53)
    Occupations
    scientist
    Biography

    Daniele Trinchero is an Italian engineer and inventor who founded, in late 2004, with Riccardo Stefanelli, the iXem Labs at Politecnico di Torino, to develop new wireless technologies for applications in Environmental Monitoring and Social Development.

  35. Eugenio Rignano

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    Eugenio Rignano
    Born in
    Italy Flag Italy
    Years
    1870-1930 (aged 60)
    Occupations
    philosophersociologistpsychologist
    Biography

    Eugenio Vittorio Rignano was a Jewish Italian philosopher.