RTU Honorary Members

Vilnis Rantiņš

1941

Chairman of the board of Association of Mechanical Engineering and Metalworking Industries of Latvia.
Elected in 2016.

Andris Bērziņš

1944

President of the Republic of Latvia, RPI graduate (1971).
Elected in 2012.

Voldemar A. Innus

1946

Vice President for Finance and Management, Buffalo State, The State University of New York.
Elected in 2012.

Konrad Osterwalder

1942

Mathematician, specialist of theoretical physics, professor, rector of the Zürich Federal Technical Higher School (Switzerland).
Elected in 2002.

Jānis Stradiņš

1933

Chemist, historian of natural sciences and culture, full member of the Latvian Academy of Sciences, President of the Latvian Academy of Sciences (1998–2004), full member of seven foreign academies of sciences.
Elected in 2000.

George Armitstead

1847–1912

One of the most influential Rigans of his time, Mayor of Riga (1901–1912), graduate of Riga Polytechnicum (1869, with distinction).
Elected in 2012 (post mortem).

Svante August Arrhenius

1859–1927

Swedish chemist, Nobel prize laureate (1906).
Elected in 1912.

Friedrich Zander

1887–1933

Scientist, rocket engineer and researcher, founder of the interplanetary flight science, RPI graduate (with distinction, 1914).
Elected in 2012 (post mortem).

Hugo Celmiņš

1877–1941

Politician, social activist, agriculturist, twice held the office of Prime Minister of Latvia. RPI graduate (1903).
Elected in 2012 (post mortem).

Mikhail Dolivo-Dobrovolsky

1862–1919

Engineer and inventor, creator of the three-phase alternating current power transmission system, RPI student (1878-1881).
Elected in 2012 (post mortem).

Maksimilian Glasenapp

1845–1923

Chemical technologist, professor of Riga Polytechnicum and Riga Polytechnical Institute.
Elected in 1914.

Ivan Janzhul

1846–1914

Russian scientist, economist, statistician.
Elected in 1912.

Hironymus Kittner

1839–1929

Russian construction engineer, architect.
Elected in 1912.

Zigfrīds Anna Meirovics

1887–1925

Outstanding Latvian social and political activist, the first Minister of Foreign Affairs and the second Prime Minister of the Republic of Latvia, RPI graduate (1911).
Elected in 2012 (post mortem).

Ignacy Mościcki

1867–1946

Polish chemist, statesman, President of Poland (1926–1939). Student of Riga Polytechnicum.
Elected in 2012 (post mortem).

Wilhelm Ostwald

1853–1932

Founder of modern physical chemistry, philosopher, professor of RP (1881–1887), Nobel prize laureate (1909).
Elected in 1903.

Nikolay Petrov

1836–1920

Russian scientist, engineer, army general.
Elected in 1912.

Bernhard von Schubert

1849–1923

Engineer, economist, Board chairman of Riga Polytechnicum and Riga Polytechnical Institute, (1894–1918).
Elected in 1918.

August Töpler

1836–1912

German physicist and chemist, professor of RP (1864–1868).
Elected in 1906.

Paul Walden

1863–1957

Chemist, director, rector of the Riga Polytechnic institute (1902–1905, 1917–1918), worked in stereochemistry, electrochemistry, Member of the Russian Academy of Sciences in St. Petersburg (1910).
Elected in 2011 (post mortem).

Sergey Vinogradsky

1856–1953

Russian scientist, microbiologist.
Elected in 1912.

Nikolay Zhukovsky

1847–1921

Russian scientist, specialist of aeronautics.
Elected in 1912.

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