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

Thomas MassieThomas Massie
American
Frederick Winslow TaylorFrederick Winslow Taylor
American
Ursula BurnsUrsula Burns
American

Albert GöringAlbert Göring
Austrian, German

Martin HeinrichMartin Heinrich
American

Michael TeutulMichael Teutul
American
Hugo JunkersHugo Junkers
German

Ben ChifleyBen Chifley
Australian
Ben RichBen Rich
American

Roger BoisjolyRoger Boisjoly
American

George PullmanGeorge Pullman
American
Marc Isambard BrunelMarc Isambard Brunel
French, American

Alfred VailAlfred Vail
American
John GarandJohn Garand
Canadian, American

Henry GanttHenry Gantt
American

Harry FergusonHarry Ferguson
British, Northern Irish
Nigel GresleyNigel Gresley
British
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Charles Algernon ParsonsCharles Algernon Parsons
Irish, British
Sandford FlemingSandford Fleming
Canadian, Scottish

Daniel GoldinDaniel Goldin
American

Henry M. LelandHenry M. Leland
American

Robert ThirskRobert Thirsk
Canadian
Carl von LindeCarl von Linde
German

Henry MaudslayHenry Maudslay
British

Ludwig PrandtlLudwig Prandtl
German

Gustaf de LavalGustaf de Laval
Swedish

Duan ZhengchengDuan Zhengcheng
Chinese
Elmer Ambrose SperryElmer Ambrose Sperry
American

Jacob PerkinsJacob Perkins
American
Nathanael Greene HerreshoffNathanael Greene Herreshoff
American

Victor ScheinmanVictor Scheinman
American

Al-KarajiAl-Karaji
Persian
Laurens HammondLaurens Hammond
American

Nils BohlinNils Bohlin
Swedish
Frank PiaseckiFrank Piasecki
American

Samuel BenthamSamuel Bentham
British

William FroudeWilliam Froude
British

Vladimir ChelomeyVladimir Chelomey
Russian

Simon LakeSimon Lake
American
Dugald ClerkDugald Clerk
British, Scottish

Emil RathenauEmil Rathenau
German

Matthew MurrayMatthew Murray
British

Daniel GoochDaniel Gooch
British
James Henry GreatheadJames Henry Greathead
British, South African
Arthur WoolfArthur Woolf
British

Amos WhitneyAmos Whitney
American

Alexander Lyman HolleyAlexander Lyman Holley
American

Andrew MeikleAndrew Meikle
Scottish
Joseph ClementJoseph Clement
British

Toshiwo DokoToshiwo Doko
Japanese
Francis A. PrattFrancis A. Pratt
American

Alphonse Beau de RochasAlphonse Beau de Rochas
French

William SellersWilliam Sellers
American
John FritzJohn Fritz
American

Claude Antoine, comte Prieur-DuvernoisClaude Antoine, comte Prieur-Duvernois
French
Giacomo TorelliGiacomo Torelli
Italian

John HeathcoatJohn Heathcoat
British

Charles RenardCharles Renard
French
George Henry CorlissGeorge Henry Corliss
American

Nathan ReadNathan Read
American
Richard SonnenfeldtRichard Sonnenfeldt
German

Russell ColleyRussell Colley
American

Max FagetMax Faget
American

Philippe LebonPhilippe Lebon
French
Antoine de ChézyAntoine de Chézy
French

Karl TerzaghiKarl Terzaghi
Austrian, American

Johann Georg BodmerJohann Georg Bodmer
Swiss

Robert HoeRobert Hoe
British, American

Gerald CarrGerald Carr
American
Harold E. FroehlichHarold E. Froehlich
American

Arden L. Bement, Jr.Arden L. Bement, Jr.
American
Henri-Émile BazinHenri-Émile Bazin
French

Henry BellHenry Bell
Scottish

Nicolas-Louis RobertNicolas-Louis Robert
French
Joshua FieldJoshua Field
British

James MacdonaldJames Macdonald
British
Herbert Thacker HerrHerbert Thacker Herr
American

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

Alfred BrandtAlfred Brandt
German