Degree(s): Physics, Mechanics, Engineering
Undergraduate Institution: École Centrale Paris
Photo Credit: National Inventors Hall of Fame
Mr. Norbert Rillieux was an inventor who is also considered to be one of the first chemical engineers in the United States. He is best known for inventing the multiple-effect evaporator, which revolutionized sugar processing by providing better quality sugar at a lower cost. In 2002, the American Chemical Society designated his invention a National Historic Chemical Landmark.