Slideshow: Chemistry Visionaries You Should Know

June 12, 2023
People who have transformed the science of chemistry and the chemical industry as we know it.

From Louis Pasteur to Trevor Kletz, the chemical industry continues to innovate and transform using the teachings of such visionaries, intellectuals and scientists. While this list is by no means comprehensive, it is a sampling of some key names chemical industry professionals should know. Their contributions have an ongoing impact on this industry's ability to innovate and evolve. 

Images and biographical information are courtesy of the following sources:


Science History Institute and Museum & Library

National Inventors Hall of Fame


U.S. Chemical Safety & Hazard Investigation Board

Library of Congress


The Guardian

The National Portrait Gallery (U.K.)