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

A mechanical engineer is a specialist in all fields related to machines, kinematics, thermodynamics and tools. One of the oldest disciplines of engineering, mechanical engineering is one of the largest producers of engineers around the world today, closely followed by civil and aeronautical engineers. Working as a mechanical engineer is known to be an enriching and rewarding experience and the job description involves working to plan, build and examine motor-powered vehicles, manufacturing plants, airplanes, industrial equipment, cybernetics and much more. These engineers are in a highly lucrative position and considering that mechanical engineering is an extraordinarily comprehensive field, the engineer can specialize in a number of areas including, applied mechanics, bioengineering, manufacturing engineering and nuclear engineering to name a few. The oldest documented mechanical engineers can be traced back to Ancient Greece and can be seen in the works of Archimedes. Zhang Heng, the inventor of the seismometer and the water clock, lived between the periods of 78-139 AD, who left behind a great legacy related to ‘mechanics’ around the world. Here is a compilation of a list of famous mechanical engineers, learn more fascinating facts and details about them with their biographies that include trivia, interesting facts, timeline and life history.
Nikola Tesla Nikola Tesla
Austrian, American

James Watt James Watt
Scottish

Rudolf Diesel Rudolf Diesel
German, French

Franklin Diaz Franklin Chang Díaz
Chinese, Costa Rican, American

Kitaw Ejigu Kitaw Ejigu
Ethiopian

Jim LovellJim Lovell
American

Frederick Winslow TaylorFrederick Winslow Taylor
American
Thomas MassieThomas Massie
American
Albert GöringAlbert Göring
Austrian, German

Martin HeinrichMartin Heinrich
American

Ursula BurnsUrsula Burns
American

Michael TeutulMichael Teutul
American
Henry GanttHenry Gantt
American

Victor ScheinmanVictor Scheinman
American
Hugo JunkersHugo Junkers
German

John GarandJohn Garand
Canadian, American

Henry M. LelandHenry M. Leland
American
Nigel GresleyNigel Gresley
British

Ludwig PrandtlLudwig Prandtl
German
Henry MaudslayHenry Maudslay
British

Carl von LindeCarl von Linde
German

Robert ThirskRobert Thirsk
Canadian
Elmer Ambrose SperryElmer Ambrose Sperry
American
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Daniel GoldinDaniel Goldin
American
Laurens HammondLaurens Hammond
American

Jacob PerkinsJacob Perkins
American

Gustaf de LavalGustaf de Laval
Swedish

Nathanael Greene HerreshoffNathanael Greene Herreshoff
American
Nils BohlinNils Bohlin
Swedish

Matthew MurrayMatthew Murray
British

William FroudeWilliam Froude
British

Samuel BenthamSamuel Bentham
British

Dugald ClerkDugald Clerk
British, Scottish
Simon LakeSimon Lake
American

James Henry GreatheadJames Henry Greathead
British, South African
Max FagetMax Faget
American

Karl TerzaghiKarl Terzaghi
Austrian, American

Anil Kumar AgarwalAnil Kumar Agarwal
Indian
William George Armstrong, Baron ArmstrongWilliam George Armstrong, Baron Armstrong
British