America has always been the hotbed of tinkerers. By 19th century, America was on a fast lane to engineering success. Ground-breaking engineering feats stirred America’s appetite for industrial preeminence and towards the beginning of 19th century, it was already belting out engineering milestones — some original and some borrowed (at times illegally) from British Isles. By the end of that century, America was crafting its own major inventions, like the steamboat and cotton gin. With such engineering advancements, the country was clearly on its way to gaining industrial supremacy. This spurred a rise of famous engineering schools like MIT, the Case Institute, and Stevens Institute of Technology, which generated a steady supply of engineers. Since the last 70 years, America has been the world leader in engineering excellence, ruling markets from steel and cars to energy and aerospace. Let us explore the timeline, trivia, and interesting facts on America's eminent engineers in the biographies presented below.
Elon MuskElon Musk
28 June 1971
Entrepreneur, Engineer, Inventor
Jeff BezosJeff Bezos
12 January 1964
Founder of

Bill GatesBill Gates
28 October 1955
Co-Founder of Microssoft

Nikola TeslaNikola Tesla
10 July 1856
Inventor, Father of Radio

Sundar PichaiSundar Pichai
12 July 1972
CEO of Google Inc

Neil ArmstrongNeil Armstrong
05 August 1930
Howard HughesHoward Hughes
24 December 1905
Entrepreneur, Investor

Steve WozniakSteve Wozniak
11 August 1950
Co-founder of Apple Computer (Apple Inc.)

Tim CookTim Cook
01 November 1960
Chief Executive Officer of Apple
Henry FordHenry Ford
30 July 1863

Satya NadellaSatya Nadella
19 August 1967
CEO of Microsoft
Jack DorseyJack Dorsey
19 November 1976
CEO of Twitter Inc.

Buzz AldrinBuzz Aldrin
20 January 1930
American engineer

John DeLoreanJohn DeLorean
06 January 1925
Inventor, Engineer

John McAfeeJohn McAfee
18 September 1945
Computer Programmer

Linus TorvaldsLinus Torvalds
28 December 1969
Software Engineer
Dustin MoskovitzDustin Moskovitz
22 May 1984

Eric SchmidtEric Schmidt
27 April 1955
Former CEO of Google

Jan KoumJan Koum
24 February 1976
CEO and co-founder of WhatsApp

Amar BoseAmar Bose
02 November 1929
Electrical Engineer and Sound Engineer
Vannevar BushVannevar Bush
11 March 1890

Jerry Yang Jerry Yang
06 November 1968
Co-founder of Yahoo! Inc.
Menachem Mendel SchneersonMenachem Mendel Schneerson
18 April 1902

Leslie GrovesLeslie Groves
17 August 1896

John BardeenJohn Bardeen
23 May 1908
Nobel Laureate in Physics
Robert NoyceRobert Noyce
12 December 1927
Co-inventor of the integrated circuit

Tommy RettigTommy Rettig
10 December 1941
Child Actor
Charles K. KaoCharles K. Kao
04 November 1933
Electrical Engineer

Franklin DiazFranklin Chang Díaz
05 April 1950
Former NASA Astronaut

Fazlur Rahman KhanFazlur Rahman Khan
03 April 1929
Civil Engineer, Architect
Ray TomlinsonRay Tomlinson
23 April 1941
Inventor of the First Email System

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Jack KilbyJack Kilby
08 November 1923
Inventor of integrated circuit
Frederick McKinley JonesFrederick McKinley Jones
17 May 1893

Henry Ossian FlipperHenry Ossian Flipper
21 March 1856
Military Leader

Lillian Moller GilbrethLillian Moller Gilbreth
24 May 1878
Mother of Modern Management

Charles F. KetteringCharles F. Kettering
29 August 1876
Inventor, Engineer & Businessman
Radia PerlmanRadia Perlman
18 December 1951
Computer Network Engineer
Emily Warren RoeblingEmily Warren Roebling
23 September 1843
Lady Who Guided The Construction of the Brooklyn

An WangAn Wang
07 February 1920
Co-founder of Wang Laboratories

Edith ClarkeEdith Clarke
10 February 1883
Electrical Engineer

Nora Stanton Blatch BarneyNora Stanton Blatch Barney
30 September 1883
Civil Engineer, Architect, Women’s Rights
Evan WilliamsEvan Williams
31 March 1972
Co-founder of Blogger & Twitter

Henry GannettHenry Gannett
24 August 1846
Geographers, Explorers

Kate GleasonKate Gleason
25 November 1865
Mechanical Engineer

Olive DennisOlive Dennis
20 November 1885
Civil Engineer

Squire WhippleSquire Whipple
16 September 1804
Civil Engineer
Fred C KochFred C Koch
23 September 1900
Chemical Engineer, Entrepreneur

W. Edwards DemingWilliam Edwards Deming
14 October 1900
Statistician, Electrical Engineer
Daniel FredinburgDaniel Fredinburg
08 September 1981
Google X Engineer

Elmina WilsonElmina Wilson
29 September 1870
First Lady of Structural Engineering

Grant ImaharaGrant Imahara
23 October 1970
Electrical engineer
Shahid KhanShahid Khan
18 July 1950
Business person

Jim LovellJim Lovell
25 March 1928
Lisa NowakLisa Nowak
10 May 1963
Naval flight officer, Astronaut, Engineer, Test

Judith ResnikJudith Resnik
05 April 1949

Anwar al-AwlakiAnwar al-Awlaki
22 April 1971

John CarmackJohn Carmack
20 August 1970
Chief technology officer, Aerospace engineer,

Andrew SchlaflyAndrew Schlafly
27 April 1961
Lawyer, Engineer, Teacher
Homer HickamHomer Hickam
19 February 1943
Aerospace Engineer

Loni LoveLoni Love
12 July 1971

Ellison OnizukaEllison Onizuka
24 June 1946
Officer, Astronaut, Engineer

Martin EberhardMartin Eberhard
15 May 1960
W. Edwards DemingW. Edwards Deming
14 October 1900

Gregory JarvisGregory Jarvis
24 August 1944
Engineer, Astronaut, Officer
Richard GarriottRichard Garriott
04 July 1961
Astronaut, Engineer, Video game developer,

Roger BoisjolyRoger Boisjoly
25 April 1938
Mechanical Engineer

Bernhard Caesar EinsteinBernhard Caesar Einstein
10 July 1930
Physicist, Engineer
Frederick Winslow TaylorFrederick Winslow Taylor
20 March 1856
Tennis player, Engineer, Economist, Golfer,

Owsley StanleyOwsley Stanley
19 January 1935
Chemist, Engineer, Audio engineer
Gene KranzGene Kranz
17 August 1933
Officer, Engineer

Steve AlbiniSteve Albini
22 July 1962
Record producer, Singer, Engineer, Audio engineer,

Sid MeierSid Meier
24 February 1954
Video game producer, Engineer, Video game
Brendan EichBrendan Eich
04 July 1961
computer scientist, programmer, chief technology

Ben SwannBen Swann
17 July 1978
Marc AndreessenMarc Andreessen
09 July 1971

Thomas MassieThomas Massie
13 January 1971

Willis CarrierWillis Carrier
26 November 1876
Engineer, Inventor

Gordon CooperGordon Cooper
06 March 1927
Officer, Astronaut, Test pilot, Aerospace
George HotzGeorge Hotz
02 October 1989
Blogger, Programmer, Computer scientist
Shawn FanningShawn Fanning
22 November 1980
Computer scientist, Programmer

Stephanie ShehStephanie Sheh
10 April 1977
Voice actor, Actor, Screenwriter, Audio engineer,

Dan GurneyDan Gurney
13 April 1931
Formula One driver, Engineer, Racecar driver

Jack FiskJack Fisk
19 December 1945
Film director, Production designer
Henry J. KaiserHenry J. Kaiser
09 May 1882
Engineer, Entrepreneur, Philanthropist

Ginni RomettyGinni Rometty
29 July 1957

Jonathan BlowJonathan Blow
1971 AD
programmer, game designer

Ellen OchoaEllen Ochoa
10 May 1958

Jake PavelkaJake Pavelka
27 January 1978
Aviator, Aerospace engineer, Engineer, Actor,
Roberta WilliamsRoberta Williams
16 February 1953
Writer, Computer scientist

Michael TeutulMichael Teutul
26 November 1978
Mechanical engineer
Max YasgurMax Yasgur
15 December 1919

Douglas EngelbartDouglas Engelbart
25 January 1925
Wally SchirraWally Schirra
12 March 1923
United States Naval Aviator, Astronaut,
Andrew GroveAndrew Grove
02 September 1936