Engineers around the world are engaged in making the lives of masses simpler. They put to use the theories of science for solving practical problems. The Great Britain is home to many such famous engineers who brought about a revolution in the field of technology. Be it electrical, aerospace, marine or automotive engineering, these engineers have made their nation proud with their work, which led to a more sophisticated and better world. William Gosling, Dennis Arbor and Denis Augustine Hanley definitely deserve a mention in the list of eminent British engineers. While Dennis Arbor’s discovery of ‘Holography’ became a foundation for the world-famous ‘3D’ technology, William Gosling's books and scientific papers on electrical engineering paved way for future developments. Civil engineers such as John Howard are world-renowned for pioneering the construction of masterpieces such as the ‘Forth Road’ and ‘Kingsferry’ bridges. In this section you can find biographies of some of the most famous British engineers. Read everything about their life stories, timelines and a few interesting facts & trivia related to their lives.
Isambard Kingdom BrunelIsambard Kingdom Brunel
09 April 1806
Civil Engineer
Paul DiracPaul Dirac
08 August 1902
Physicist

John Logie BairdJohn Logie Baird
13 August 1888
Engineer

George StephensonGeorge Stephenson
09 June 1781
Father of Railways

Barnes WallisBarnes Wallis
26 September 1887
Inventor of Bouncing Bomb

Charles K. KaoCharles K. Kao
04 November 1933
Electrical Engineer
Richard TrevithickRichard Trevithick
13 April 1771
Pioneer of steam-powered road & rail transport

Mo IbrahimMo Ibrahim
03 May 1946
Entrepreneur

John SmeatonJohn Smeaton
08 June 1724
Civil Engineer
Robert HawkingRobert Hawking
30 April 1967
Stephen Hawking's Son

Godfrey HounsfieldGodfrey Hounsfield
28 August 1919
Developer of X-ray computed tomography
Thomas BrasseyThomas Brassey
07 November 1805
Civil Engineer

George Reginald StarrGeorge Reginald Starr
06 April 1904
Secret agent during World War II

Dick StrawbridgeDick Strawbridge
03 September 1959
Television Presenter

Carol VordermanCarol Vorderman
24 December 1960
Television presenter, Journalist, Engineer
Alan ParsonsAlan Parsons
20 December 1948
Composer, Musician, Record producer

Geoffrey de HavillandGeoffrey de Havilland
27 July 1882
Aerospace engineer, Engineer, Test pilot, Aviator,

Peter MolyneuxPeter Molyneux
05 May 1959
Game programmer, Engineer, Programmer, Game

Atticus RossAtticus Ross
16 January 1968
Musician
Ross BrawnRoss Brawn
23 November 1954
Engineer

Mark ShuttleworthMark Shuttleworth
18 September 1973
Entrepreneur, Astronaut, Engineer, Inventor,
Stephen GardinerStephen Gardiner
25 April 1924
 

Demis HassabisDemis Hassabis
27 July 1976
Engineer, Chess player

Tony HoareTony Hoare
11 January 1934
Computer scientist, Engineer, Programmer, Writer,
Paddy LowePaddy Lowe
08 April 1962
Engineer

R. J. MitchellR. J. Mitchell
20 May 1895
Aeronautical engineer
Oliver HeavisideOliver Heaviside
18 May 1850
Mathematician, Physicist, Engineer, Telegraphy

William MulhollandWilliam Mulholland
11 September 1855
Civil engineer

Nevil ShuteNevil Shute
17 January 1899
Novelist
Joseph BazalgetteJoseph Bazalgette
28 March 1819
Civil engineer

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Clive SinclairClive Sinclair
30 July 1940
Entrepreneur, Engineer, Inventor, Computer
Roy Thomas BakerRoy Thomas Baker
10 November 1946
Record producer, Audio engineer, Songwriter

John ChardJohn Chard
21 December 1847
Engineer, Military personnel

Tommy FlowersTommy Flowers
22 December 1905
Technician, Engineer, Computer scientist

Eddie KramerEddie Kramer
19 April 1942
engineer, audio engineer, record producer,
Robert StephensonRobert Stephenson
16 October 1803
Engineer, Civil engineer, Politician
Chris BoardmanChris Boardman
26 August 1968
Track cyclist, Sport cyclist, Engineer

George CayleyGeorge Cayley
27 December 1773
Engineer

Jonathan IveJonathan Ive
27 February 1967
Industrial designer

Matthew BoultonMatthew Boulton
03 September 1728
Businessperson, Engineer
Kevin WarwickKevin Warwick
09 February 1954
Engineer, Writer, University teacher, Computer

Henry RoyceHenry Royce
27 March 1863
Entrepreneur, Engineer, Automotive designer

Antony C. SuttonAntony C. Sutton
14 February 1925
Economist, Engineer, Historian, University teacher

Martin BirchMartin Birch
27 December 1948
Sound Engineer

Andrew GowerAndrew Gower
02 December 1978
Engineer
Arthur CottonArthur Cotton
15 May 1803
Engineer

Ian LivingstoneIan Livingstone
30 November 1949
Fantasy author, entrepreneur, video game developer
Hugh LoftingHugh Lofting
14 January 1886
Author

Jeff MinterJeff Minter
22 April 1962
Programmer, Engineer, Computer scientist

Richard CobdenRichard Cobden
03 June 1804
Politician
Nigel GresleyNigel Gresley
19 June 1876
Engineer

Charles Algernon ParsonsCharles Algernon Parsons
13 June 1854
Engineer
David BrewsterDavid Brewster
11 December 1781
Botanist, Civil engineer, Physicist, Engineer,

William PlayfairWilliam Playfair
22 September 1759
Economist, Mathematician, Engineer, Statistician

Harry FergusonHarry Ferguson
04 November 1884
Mechanic

John LeckieJohn Leckie
23 October 1949
Engineer, Audio engineer, Record producer,

David BrabenDavid Braben
02 January 1964
Entrepreneur, Programmer, Engineer, Game designer
Joseph WhitworthJoseph Whitworth
21 December 1803
Engineer, Entrepreneur

William MurdochWilliam Murdoch
21 August 1754
Inventor, Engineer

Elihu ThomsonElihu Thomson
29 March 1853
Engineer, Inventor

Ken ScottKen Scott
20 April 1947
Record producer, Audio engineer, Composer
Percy HobartPercy Hobart
14 June 1885
Military Engineer

Andy JohnsAndy Johns
01 January 1952
Engineer, Audio engineer, Record producer,
Nicholas Ridley, Baron Ridley of LiddesdaleNicholas Ridley, Baron Ridley of Liddesdale
17 February 1929
Politician

Ken AdamKen Adam
05 February 1921
Scenographer, Production designer

John Loudon McAdamJohn Loudon McAdam
21 September 1756
Civil engineer, Engineer
Robert BauvalRobert Bauval
05 March 1948
Engineer, Writer

James BrindleyJames Brindley
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civil engineer, engineer
John Ambrose FlemingJohn Ambrose Fleming
29 November 1849
Engineer

William John Macquorn RankineWilliam John Macquorn Rankine
05 July 1820
Engineer, Physicist, Civil engineer, University

Rupert NeveRupert Neve
31 July 1926
Engineer, Audio engineer
David RohlDavid Rohl
12 September 1950
Egyptologist, Archaeologist, Engineer, Historian,

Christopher CockerellChristopher Cockerell
04 June 1910
Engineer
Henry MaudslayHenry Maudslay
22 August 1771
Innovator

William Kennedy DicksonWilliam Kennedy Dickson
03 August 1860
Inventor, Film director, Film producer,

Joseph BramahJoseph Bramah
13 April 1748
Civil engineer, Engineer

Maurice WilkesMaurice Wilkes
26 June 1913
Computer scientist, Engineer, Physicist,
James CrossJames Cross
29 September 1921
Diplomat, Engineer
Alexander ParkesAlexander Parkes
29 December 1813
Inventor, Chemist, Engineer

Osborne ReynoldsOsborne Reynolds
23 August 1842
Physicist, Civil engineer, Engineer

Alan BlumleinAlan Blumlein
29 June 1903
Engineer, Audio engineer

Carl Wilhelm SiemensCarl Wilhelm Siemens
04 April 1823
Electrical Engineer
Hertha AyrtonHertha Ayrton
28 April 1854
Engineer

Thomas SopwithThomas Sopwith
18 January 1888
Aircraft designer

William Hyde WollastonWilliam Hyde Wollaston
06 August 1766
Chemist, Physicist, Engineer, Metallurgist

C. H. DouglasC. H. Douglas
20 January 1879
Engineer

Christopher Hinton, Baron Hinton of BanksideChristopher Hinton, Baron Hinton of Bankside
12 May 1901
Engineer
Elise AndrewElise Andrew
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Blogger

G. I. TaylorG. I. Taylor
07 March 1886
Physicist, Engineer, Mathematician, Meteorologist
Ivan HirstIvan Hirst
01 March 1916
Officer

James NasmythJames Nasmyth
19 August 1808
Astronomer, Engineer
John ByJohn By
07 August 1779
Military Engineer
Wilson GreatbatchWilson Greatbatch
06 September 1919
Engineer, Inventor