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

Barnes WallisBarnes Wallis
26 September 1887
Inventor of Bouncing Bomb

George StephensonGeorge Stephenson
09 June 1781
Father of Railways

Richard TrevithickRichard Trevithick
13 April 1771
Pioneer of steam-powered road & rail transport
Mo IbrahimMo Ibrahim
03 May 1946
Entrepreneur

Charles K. KaoCharles K. Kao
04 November 1933
Electrical Engineer

John SmeatonJohn Smeaton
08 June 1724
Civil Engineer
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

Atticus RossAtticus Ross
16 January 1968
Musician

Alan ParsonsAlan Parsons
20 December 1948
Composer, Musician, Record producer
Demis HassabisDemis Hassabis
27 July 1976
Engineer, Chess player

Boris BerezovskyBoris Berezovsky
23 January 1946
entrepreneur, mathematician, politician, economist

Ross BrawnRoss Brawn
23 November 1954
Engineer

Peter MolyneuxPeter Molyneux
05 May 1959
Game programmer, Engineer, Programmer, Game
James GlaisherJames Glaisher
07 April 1809
Meteorologists

Mark ShuttleworthMark Shuttleworth
18 September 1973
Entrepreneur, Astronaut, Engineer, Inventor,
James CrossJames Cross
29 September 1921
Diplomat, Engineer

John ChardJohn Chard
21 December 1847
Engineer, Military personnel

Clive SinclairClive Sinclair
30 July 1940
Entrepreneur, Engineer, Inventor, Computer
Paddy LowePaddy Lowe
08 April 1962
Engineer

Tony HoareTony Hoare
11 January 1934
Computer scientist, Engineer, Programmer, Writer,
Nevil ShuteNevil Shute
17 January 1899
Novelist

William MulhollandWilliam Mulholland
11 September 1855
Civil engineer

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

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Joseph BazalgetteJoseph Bazalgette
28 March 1819
Civil engineer
Geoffrey de HavillandGeoffrey de Havilland
27 July 1882
Aerospace engineer, Engineer, Test pilot, Aviator,

Tim ShawTim Shaw
15 January 1974
Radio host

Roy Thomas BakerRoy Thomas Baker
10 November 1946
Record producer, Audio engineer, Songwriter

George CayleyGeorge Cayley
27 December 1773
Engineer
Eddie KramerEddie Kramer
19 April 1942
engineer, audio engineer, record producer,
Martin BirchMartin Birch
27 December 1948
Sound Engineer

Magdalen BernsMagdalen Berns
06 May 1983
YouTuber

John Charles Walsham Reith, 1st Baron ReithJohn Charles Walsham Reith, 1st Baron Reith
20 July 1889
Broadcaster

Hugh LoftingHugh Lofting
14 January 1886
Author
Henry RoyceHenry Royce
27 March 1863
Entrepreneur, Engineer, Automotive designer

David BrabenDavid Braben
02 January 1964
Entrepreneur, Programmer, Engineer, Game designer

Robert StephensonRobert Stephenson
16 October 1803
Engineer, Civil engineer, Politician

Andrew GowerAndrew Gower
02 December 1978
Engineer

William George Armstrong, Baron ArmstrongWilliam George Armstrong, Baron Armstrong
26 November 1810
Engineer
Kevin WarwickKevin Warwick
09 February 1954
Engineer, Writer, University teacher, Computer

Antony C. SuttonAntony C. Sutton
14 February 1925
Economist, Engineer, Historian, University teacher
Chris BoardmanChris Boardman
26 August 1968
Track cyclist, Sport cyclist, Engineer

Jonathan IveJonathan Ive
27 February 1967
Industrial designer

Nigel GresleyNigel Gresley
19 June 1876
Engineer
Ken ScottKen Scott
20 April 1947
Record producer, Audio engineer, Composer

Ian LivingstoneIan Livingstone
30 November 1949
Fantasy author, entrepreneur, video game developer
Robert DudleyRobert Dudley
07 August 1574
Explorer

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

Matthew BoultonMatthew Boulton
03 September 1728
Businessperson, Engineer

Ken AdamKen Adam
05 February 1921
Scenographer, Production designer

Jeff MinterJeff Minter
22 April 1962
Programmer, Engineer, Computer scientist
Harry FergusonHarry Ferguson
04 November 1884
Mechanic

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

John Loudon McAdamJohn Loudon McAdam
21 September 1756
Civil engineer, Engineer

William PlayfairWilliam Playfair
22 September 1759
Economist, Mathematician, Engineer, Statistician
John LeckieJohn Leckie
23 October 1949
Engineer, Audio engineer, Record producer,

Richard CobdenRichard Cobden
03 June 1804
Politician
John Ambrose FlemingJohn Ambrose Fleming
29 November 1849
Engineer

Joseph WhitworthJoseph Whitworth
21 December 1803
Engineer, Entrepreneur

Nicholas Ridley, Baron Ridley of LiddesdaleNicholas Ridley, Baron Ridley of Liddesdale
17 February 1929
Politician
Rupert NeveRupert Neve
31 July 1926
Engineer, Audio engineer

William Kennedy DicksonWilliam Kennedy Dickson
03 August 1860
Inventor, Film director, Film producer,
Charles Algernon ParsonsCharles Algernon Parsons
13 June 1854
Engineer

Arthur CottonArthur Cotton
15 May 1803
Engineer

H. J. RoundH. J. Round
02 June 1881
Engineer
Robert BauvalRobert Bauval
05 March 1948
Engineer, Writer

Christopher CockerellChristopher Cockerell
04 June 1910
Engineer
Elihu ThomsonElihu Thomson
29 March 1853
Engineer, Inventor

Sir Samuel White BakerSir Samuel White Baker
08 July 1821
English Explorer

David RohlDavid Rohl
12 September 1950
Egyptologist, Archaeologist, Engineer, Historian,

Percy HobartPercy Hobart
14 June 1885
Military Engineer
Thomas SopwithThomas Sopwith
18 January 1888
Aircraft designer
James BrindleyJames Brindley
1716 AD
civil engineer, engineer

Joseph BramahJoseph Bramah
13 April 1748
Civil engineer, Engineer

Carl Wilhelm SiemensCarl Wilhelm Siemens
04 April 1823
Electrical Engineer

Ken NightingallKen Nightingall
1928 AD
Audio engineer
Alexander ParkesAlexander Parkes
29 December 1813
Inventor, Chemist, Engineer

Henry MaudslayHenry Maudslay
22 August 1771
Innovator

Hertha AyrtonHertha Ayrton
28 April 1854
Engineer

Hubert Cecil BoothHubert Cecil Booth
04 July 1871
Engineer

Alan BlumleinAlan Blumlein
29 June 1903
Engineer, Audio engineer
Elise AndrewElise Andrew
1989 AD
Blogger

William Hyde WollastonWilliam Hyde Wollaston
06 August 1766
Chemist, Physicist, Engineer, Metallurgist
Maurice WilkesMaurice Wilkes
26 June 1913
Computer scientist, Engineer, Physicist,

G. I. TaylorG. I. Taylor
07 March 1886
Physicist, Engineer, Mathematician, Meteorologist
C. H. DouglasC. H. Douglas
20 January 1879
Engineer
William John Macquorn RankineWilliam John Macquorn Rankine
05 July 1820
Engineer, Physicist, Civil engineer, University