Famous engineer, Celebrity Birthdays

  • Maria Lina Deggan

    Maria Lina é uma estudante de engenharia civil e modelo brasileira.

    Maria Lina Deggan

  • Aswathi AP

    Aswathi Balan popularly known as Ashwidi in Sandalwood is a Software Engineer and an Artist. Aswathi Balan began acting as a child artist in 2007 in Kannada movie Cheluvina Chittara. In 2019, she acted as a lead in Kannada Movie Punarvasu nakshatra mithuna rashi. Born on June 15, Aswathi Balan is living in Bangalore and hails from Kannur, India. In 2021, she has appeared on Dravida Rajakumaran, a Malayalam movie. In the same year, she has played a journalist character in Sakkath Kannada movie which also starred Golden Star Ganesh.

    Aswathi AP

  • Aswathi Balan

    Aswathi Balan was born in Kannur, India.Aswathi Balan is popularly known as Ashwidi in Sandalwood is an Artist and Software Engineer. Aswathi Balan began acting as a child artist in 2007 in Kannada movie Cheluvina Chittara. In 2019, she acted as a lead in Kannada Movie Punarvasu nakshatra mithuna rashi. In 2021, she has appeared on Dravida Rajakumaran, a Malayalam movie. In the same year, she has played a journalist character in Sakkath Kannada movie which also starred Golden Star Ganesh. She’s also popular on Instagram under the username @aswathi_balan_official.

    Aswathi Balan

  • Karl Benz

    Engineer who, with Bertha Benz, created the first internal combustion-powered cars. His first model was called the Benz Patent Motorwagen.

    Karl Benz

  • Casey Jones

    Railroad engineer for the Illinois Central Railroad who was killed when his passenger train, the Cannonball Express, crashed into a stalled freight train on a rainy night in Vaughan, Mississippi. His efforts to stay on and slow the doomed train, saving the lives of many on board, have made him a folk hero.

    Casey Jones

  • Arthur Ernest Morgan

    The Miami Conservancy District's flood control system was designed by a civil engineer.

    Arthur Ernest Morgan

  • Gustave Eiffel

    Alexandre Gustave Eiffel fondly called ˜the magician of iron' was a French master engineer and architect. A graduate from ˜Ã‰cole Centrale des Arts et Manufactures' in Paris, he joined a company that specialised in construction of railway bridges. It took him a couple of years to master the job and soon he was directing bridge construction and later went on to form his own company ˜Eiffel & Cie'. He was associated in constructing several bridges including the famous Garabit Viaduct for the railway network of France. At that time it was considered the highest bridge in the world. His expertise was not limited to France only. He made a mark of his excellence in other countries including the United States, Spain, Brazil, Uruguay, Peru, Mexico and Chile among others. He was involved in the construction and designs of many buildings and structures including ˜Cathedral of San Pedro de Tacna', Peru, the ˜Grand Hotel Traian' in IaÅŸi, Romania, Konak Pier in Ä°zmir, Turkey and ˜Catedral de Santa María' in Chiclayo, Peru. One of his noted works was designing of metallic structure of the ˜Statue of Liberty' in the United States that fell on him after the sudden death of its original engineer. The most renowned work that brought him international fame and cemented his name in history was the ˜Eiffel Tower' of Paris. Post retirement from engineering he devoted the rest of his life in meteorology and aerodynamics.

    Gustave Eiffel

  • Philo Farnsworth

    Philo Taylor Farnsworth was an American inventor who invented the first ever fully functional all-electronic picture pickup device (or video camera tube) and the first ever fully functional and complete all-electronic TV system. He was also the first man to show the system to the general public. Farnsworth, who developed a television system with camera and receiver, later produced the system commercially under the Farnsworth Television and Radio Corporation in Fort Wayne, Indiana. The great American inventor also invented the Farnsworth“Hirsch fusor, a small nuclear fusion device. Although this device isn't practical enough to generate nuclear energy, it manages to serve as a feasible source of neutrons. Farnsworth's inventions also contributed to the creation of the electron microscope, gastroscope, baby incubator, and astronomical telescope. All these contributions earned him numerous awards and honours. Various memorials were built in his name and a few streets/awards were named after him; for instance, The Philo Awards (annual public-access television cable competition) and the ˜The Genius of Green Street' are named after Farnsworth. The Letterman Digital Arts Center, located in San Francisco, built a statue of him in order to honor the great inventor.

    Philo Farnsworth

  • Linus Torvalds

    Named by Time magazine as the ˜one of the most influential people in the world', Linus Torvalds is the creative genius behind the Linux kernel operating system. He wrote it as a part of his Master's thesis titled, ˜Linux: A Portable Operating System' at the young age of 21. Listed in The Britannica Guide's 'The 100 Most Influential Inventors of All Time', he is also listed 17th on the Time magazines poll of ˜Time 100: The Most Important People of the Century'. He is one of the world's most renowned software programmers, who revolutionised the computer industry. He even has an asteroid and an asteroid moon named after him. He is the owner of the Linux trademark and is one of the highest authorities who decide the incorporation of new codes. He has a total of 35 applied and granted patents internationally. He served as one of the chief architects of the Linux kernel operating system and currently works as the main coordinator of the project. He has authored a memoir titled, ˜Just for Fun: The Story of an Accidental Revolutionary'.

    Linus Torvalds

  • Loren Brichter

    Software developer and engineer known for creating the app Tweetie, which helped popularize the pull-to-refresh feature on touchscreen devices. He founded the app-creation company atebits.

    Loren Brichter

  • Ferdinand Porsche

    German automotive engineer who created the Volkswagen Beetle and the early Porsche cars. He also created the first electric hybrid automobile.

    Ferdinand Porsche

  • Robert Fulton

    Robert Fulton was an inventor and engineer who constructed the first commercially successful steamboat. It was Fulton who built Nautilus, the first submarine after receiving order from Napoleon Bonaparte. Naval torpedoes were his other noteworthy inventions. He started his career as an apprentice whose works included creating miniature portraits to design lockets and rings. During his visit to Europe, he learnt various techniques of mechanical devices and remained busy in experimenting with those devices. At that time, he developed a special interest towards inland water transportation. His interest resulted in the development of a double inclined plane system. For this specific invention, he received a British patent. Gradually, he developed a plan for cast iron aqueducts and a digging machine. The credit for inventing the first panorama which was shown in Paris goes to him. In later period of his life, he constructed a vessel of 38 tons, named Fulton, on behalf of the United States Government. It was the first steam warship which consisted of central paddle wheels. His other remarkable inventions include various machines for spinning flax, for making ropes, for sawing and polishing stones like marble. Along with Robert Livingstone, he developed North River Steamboat, which was the first commercial steamboat.

    Robert Fulton

  • Isambard Kingdom Brunel

    Isambard Kingdom Brunel was a great English civil engineer who lived during the 19th century. He was the man who built the Great Western Railway, the railway company which linked London with the west part of England. The company, which pioneered the use of large, more economic wagons, was known as "God's Wonderful Railway". Brunel was a civil engineer with a highly innovative mind. He was always open to experimenting with different engineering techniques and ideas in order to devise better solutions to the existing problems. Many firsts in British civil engineering are credited to him. A risk-taker, he was never afraid to move away from traditionally held notions nor was he loath to implement unconventional concepts. He came up with the idea of building a tunnel under a river and played a pivotal role in the development of the first propeller-driven iron ship meant to sail on the oceans thus revolutionizing naval engineering. His brilliant mind could have achieved much more, if he had not been a heavy smoker. He suffered a stroke and died when he was just 53. Named at the second place in a BBC public poll, ˜100 Greatest Britons', he was a much celebrated civil engineer during his time; several monuments erected in his honor are testament to the fact that is revered in today's times too.

    Isambard Kingdom Brunel

  • Otis Boykin

    American engineer famous for more than twenty-five inventions, including a control unit for an artificial heart pacemaker.

    Otis Boykin

  • George Stephenson

    Popularly referred to as the Father of Railways, George Stephenson was a British inventor whose pioneering work in the field of civil and mechanical engineering led to the establishment of the world's first public inter-city railway line that used steam locomotives. His is a perfect rags to riches story “ from being born in a financially weak household to becoming a self-made engineer who not just re-shaped the transportation industry but brought about a major industrial revolution as well. It was due to him that animal power gave way to steam locomotive that eventually led to world's first public railway line. Apart from building the first railway line, Stephenson is credited with inventing the most famous early railway locomotive, Rocket. Furthermore, it was Stephenson who devised the four feet eight-and-a-half inches railway gauge that has become a standard gauge by convention for most of the world's railways till date. He is also responsible for developing a miners' safety lamp that dramatically reduced the risk of explosion in the mining industry. Overall, Stephenson's contribution has been immense as the inventor of railroad locomotive

    George Stephenson

  • George Washington Galeferris Jr.

    Engineer who created the Ferris Wheel in 1893 for the Chicago World's Columbian Exposition.

    George Washington Galeferris Jr.

  • George Harold Brown

    Electrical engineer who patented components of everything from radio and television antennas to a radio-frequency method of heating. His invention made it possible for the first time to broadcast FM radio and television signals over long distances.

    George Harold Brown

  • Kimberly Bryant

    Electrical engineer known for founding the non-profit Black Girls Code. The organization aims to help make it easier for young black girls, who are largely underrepresented in engineering, learn to program.

    Kimberly Bryant

  • George Westinghouse

    American entrepreneur and engineer who invented air brakes for trains. His development of AC electrical power was used in some of the early electrical chairs in prison.

    George Westinghouse

  • Gideon Sundback

    Swedish electrical engineer best known for his work with the development of the zipper.

    Gideon Sundback

  • Jacque Fresco

    Futurist and social engineer who directed The Venus Project, a social and economic system that is intended to run off a resource-based economy. 

    Jacque Fresco

  • Willis Carrier

    Engineer and inventor who is credited with inventing the modern system of air conditioning. After relocating his company (Carrier) from New Jersey and Pennsylvania to New York, he became one of the largest employers in the city.

    Willis Carrier

  • Thomas Young

    English polymath who contributed to the fields of vision, light, solid mechanics, energy, physiology, musical harmony, and Egyptology.

    Thomas Young

  • John Bardeen

    The only person to have won the Nobel Prize in Physics twice, John Bardeen was an American physicist and one of the co-inventors of the transistor. A qualified electrical engineer, he also propounded a fundamental theory of conventional superconductivity along with physicists Leon N Cooper and John Robert Schrieffer. His inventions in the field of physics led to a revolution in the electronics industry as it was the transistor that paved the way for further research and development in information and communication technology. His contributions to the scientific world are of immense significance and he was counted among LIFE Magazine's list of "100 Most Influential Americans of the Century in 1990. Even as a young boy Bardeen was exceptionally intelligent and performed brilliantly at school. Tragedy struck when his mother became ill with cancer and died leaving him heartbroken. His father quickly remarried adding to the boy's unhappiness. Nonetheless he faced this tragedy bravely and went on to study engineering. It was while working at Bell Labs that he invented the transistor along with some colleagues which led to his first Nobel Prize victory. A few years later he again won the Nobel Prize for his theory of superconductivity. He is among the only four people to win the coveted prize twice.

    John Bardeen