List of famous engineers with their biographies that include trivia, interesting facts, timeline and life history.

If there has to be one class of professionals the whole of the world has to be grateful for, then it undoubtedly has to be engineers for there is no aspect of our lives that has not be made easier or better by these professionals. Engineers are basically the trained professionals who design the processes for and build products, machines and structures. Engineering is a vast field and there are several categories of engineers each devoted to one area of specialization. Civil engineers plan, design and construct infrastructure like roads, bridges, buildings, etc. while environmental engineers look at the environmental impact of engineering activities. Mechanical engineers comprise the broadest category of engineers and include manufacturing engineers, aerospace engineers, and acoustical engineers. There may be several types of engineers, but all engineers have one thing in common—they work to make our lives better by problem solving and designing new gadgets, processes and structures. To be a successful engineer one needs to be highly creative and possess trouble-shooting capabilities. Engineering is a challenging profession as engineers often have to operate under immense pressure, but it can also be extremely rewarding. Browse on to learn about the various famous engineers who have left their marks on the world.

Explore our collection of Quotes By Famous Engineers

Elon Musk Elon Musk
Canadian, American, South African

Jeff Bezos Jeff Bezos

Bill Gates Bill Gates
Nikola Tesla Nikola Tesla
Austrian, American

Sundar Pichai Sundar Pichai
Indian, American

Tim Cook Tim Cook

Henry Ford Henry Ford

Jack Dorsey Jack Dorsey

Buzz Aldrin Buzz Aldrin

Alexander Graham Bell Alexander Graham Bell
Canadian, Scottish

John McAfee John McAfee

Linus Torvalds Linus Torvalds
Finnish, American

Anatoly Dyatlov Anatoly Dyatlov
Ukrainian, Russian

Ferdinand Porsche Ferdinand Porsche
Austrian, German, Hungarian
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Kim Dotcom Kim Dotcom
German, Finnish

Jan Koum Jan Koum

Amar Bose Amar Bose

James Watt James Watt

John Logie Baird John Logie Baird
British, Scottish

Jerry Yang Jerry Yang

Menachem Mendel Schneerson Menachem Mendel Schneerson
Ukrainian, American, Russian

Rudolf Diesel Rudolf Diesel
German, French

Hero of Alexandria Hero of Alexandria
Egyptian, Greek

Kai-Fu Lee Kai-Fu Lee

Charles K. Kao Charles K. Kao
Chinese, British, American

John Monash John Monash

Franklin Diaz Franklin Chang Díaz
Chinese, Costa Rican, American
Fazlur Rahman Khan Fazlur Rahman Khan
Bangladeshi, American

Jack Kilby Jack Kilby

Dennis Gabor Dennis Gabor

Valdas Adamkus Valdas Adamkus

An Wang An Wang
Chinese, American

Bjarni Tryggvason Bjarni Tryggvason
Canadian, Icelander