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

Robert HawkingRobert Hawking
30 April 1967
Stephen Hawking's Son

Richard TrevithickRichard Trevithick
13 April 1771
Pioneer of steam-powered road & rail transport
Barnes WallisBarnes Wallis
26 September 1887
Inventor of Bouncing Bomb

Mo IbrahimMo Ibrahim
03 May 1946
Entrepreneur

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

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

Atticus RossAtticus Ross
16 January 1968
Musician
Peter MolyneuxPeter Molyneux
05 May 1959
Game programmer, Engineer, Programmer, Game

Demis HassabisDemis Hassabis
27 July 1976
Engineer, Chess player

Mark ShuttleworthMark Shuttleworth
18 September 1973
Entrepreneur, Astronaut, Engineer, Inventor,
Tony HoareTony Hoare
11 January 1934
Computer scientist, Engineer, Programmer, Writer,

Ross BrawnRoss Brawn
23 November 1954
Engineer
Oliver HeavisideOliver Heaviside
18 May 1850
Mathematician, Physicist, Engineer, Telegraphy

Charles K. KaoCharles K. Kao
04 November 1933
Physicist, Engineer, Scientist, Inventor,

R. J. MitchellR. J. Mitchell
20 May 1895
Aerospace engineer, Engineer

Charles WheatstoneCharles Wheatstone
06 February 1802
Cryptographer, Mathematician, Physicist, Engineer,
Kevin WarwickKevin Warwick
09 February 1954
Engineer, Writer, University teacher, Computer
William MulhollandWilliam Mulholland
11 September 1855
Civil engineer

Nevil ShuteNevil Shute
17 January 1899
Novelist

Clive SinclairClive Sinclair
30 July 1940
Entrepreneur, Engineer, Inventor, Computer

Joseph BazalgetteJoseph Bazalgette
28 March 1819
Architect, Civil engineer, Engineer
Roy Thomas BakerRoy Thomas Baker
10 November 1946
Record producer, Audio engineer, Songwriter

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George CayleyGeorge Cayley
27 December 1773
Aeronautical engineer, Engineer, Politician

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

Hugh LoftingHugh Lofting
14 January 1886
Author

Jonathan IveJonathan Ive
27 February 1967
Industrial designer
Matthew BoultonMatthew Boulton
03 September 1728
Businessperson, Engineer

Geoffrey de HavillandGeoffrey de Havilland
27 July 1882
Aerospace engineer, Engineer, Test pilot, Aviator,
William PlayfairWilliam Playfair
22 September 1759
Economist, Mathematician, Engineer, Statistician

Ebenezer HowardEbenezer Howard
19 January 1850
architect, Esperantist, urban planner

Stephen GardinerStephen Gardiner
25 April 1924
 
Alec IssigonisAlec Issigonis
18 November 1906
Engineer, Automotive designer, Racecar driver

Henry RoyceHenry Royce
27 March 1863
Entrepreneur, Engineer, Automotive designer
Elihu ThomsonElihu Thomson
29 March 1853
Engineer, Inventor

Charles Algernon ParsonsCharles Algernon Parsons
13 June 1854
Engineer, Inventor

Eddie KramerEddie Kramer
19 April 1942
engineer, audio engineer, record producer,

Chris BoardmanChris Boardman
26 August 1968
Track cyclist, Sport cyclist, Engineer

Richard CobdenRichard Cobden
03 June 1804
Politician
Tommy FlowersTommy Flowers
22 December 1905
Technician, Engineer, Computer scientist

John ChardJohn Chard
21 December 1847
Engineer, Military personnel

Marc Isambard BrunelMarc Isambard Brunel
25 April 1769
Engineer, Civil engineer, Architect

David BrewsterDavid Brewster
11 December 1781
Botanist, Civil engineer, Physicist, Engineer,
John Bagot GlubbJohn Bagot Glubb
16 April 1897
Engineer, Officer

Paddy LowePaddy Lowe
08 April 1962
Engineer
Jeff MinterJeff Minter
22 April 1962
Programmer, Engineer, Computer scientist

William MurdochWilliam Murdoch
21 August 1754
Inventor, Engineer

Andrew GowerAndrew Gower
02 December 1978
Engineer
John Ambrose FlemingJohn Ambrose Fleming
29 November 1849
Inventor, Physicist, Engineer, University teacher

Sandford FlemingSandford Fleming
07 January 1827
Engineer, Postage stamp designer, Inventor
Robert BauvalRobert Bauval
05 March 1948
Engineer, Writer

Oliver LodgeOliver Lodge
12 June 1851
Physicist, Engineer

Ian LivingstoneIan Livingstone
30 November 1949
Fantasy author, entrepreneur, video game developer
Joseph WhitworthJoseph Whitworth
21 December 1803
Engineer, Entrepreneur

Antony C. SuttonAntony C. Sutton
14 February 1925
Economist, Engineer, Historian, University teacher
Harry FergusonHarry Ferguson
04 November 1884
Aerospace engineer, Engineer

Nigel GresleyNigel Gresley
19 June 1876
Engineer

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

Alexander ParkesAlexander Parkes
29 December 1813
Inventor, Chemist, Engineer
John Loudon McAdamJohn Loudon McAdam
21 September 1756
Civil engineer, Engineer
William John Macquorn RankineWilliam John Macquorn Rankine
05 July 1820
Engineer, Physicist, Civil engineer, University

Ken ScottKen Scott
20 April 1947
Record producer, Audio engineer, Composer

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

Joseph BramahJoseph Bramah
13 April 1748
Civil engineer, Engineer
Ken AdamKen Adam
05 February 1921
Scenographer, Production designer

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

Andy JohnsAndy Johns
01 January 1952
Engineer, Audio engineer, Record producer,

Roland PenroseRoland Penrose
14 October 1900
Paramedic, Art historian, Engineer, Photographer,

James CrossJames Cross
29 September 1921
Diplomat, Engineer
Maurice WilkesMaurice Wilkes
26 June 1913
Computer scientist, Engineer, Physicist,

William Hyde WollastonWilliam Hyde Wollaston
06 August 1766
Chemist, Physicist, Engineer, Metallurgist
James BrindleyJames Brindley
1716 AD
civil engineer, engineer

Rupert NeveRupert Neve
31 July 1926
Engineer, Audio engineer

Elise AndrewElise Andrew
1989 AD
Blogger
Christopher CockerellChristopher Cockerell
04 June 1910
Engineer

William Kennedy DicksonWilliam Kennedy Dickson
03 August 1860
Inventor, Film director, Film producer,
Hubert Cecil BoothHubert Cecil Booth
04 July 1871
Engineer

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

Alan BlumleinAlan Blumlein
29 June 1903
Engineer, Audio engineer

James NasmythJames Nasmyth
19 August 1808
Astronomer, Engineer
G. I. TaylorG. I. Taylor
07 March 1886
Physicist, Engineer, Mathematician, Meteorologist

William RoyWilliam Roy
04 May 1726
Cartographer, Engineer, Geographer
Wilson GreatbatchWilson Greatbatch
06 September 1919
Engineer, Inventor

Boris BerezovskyBoris Berezovsky
23 January 1946
entrepreneur, mathematician, politician, economist
Terence MarshTerence Marsh
14 November 1931
Actor, Screenwriter, Film producer, Production

Tim ShawTim Shaw
15 January 1974
Radio host
Joseph MorrisJoseph Morris
1836 AD
Architect