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
Albert GöringAlbert Göring
Austrian, German

Michael TeutulMichael Teutul
American

Martin HeinrichMartin Heinrich
American

Ursula BurnsUrsula Burns
American
Hugo JunkersHugo Junkers
German

Ben ChifleyBen Chifley
Australian
Alfred VailAlfred Vail
American

George PullmanGeorge Pullman
American

Ben RichBen Rich
American
Marc Isambard BrunelMarc Isambard Brunel
French, American

Henry GanttHenry Gantt
American
Duan ZhengchengDuan Zhengcheng
Chinese

John GarandJohn Garand
Canadian, American

Harry FergusonHarry Ferguson
British, Northern Irish
Nigel GresleyNigel Gresley
British
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Sandford FlemingSandford Fleming
Canadian, Scottish
Daniel GoldinDaniel Goldin
American

Henry M. LelandHenry M. Leland
American

Ludwig PrandtlLudwig Prandtl
German

Charles Algernon ParsonsCharles Algernon Parsons
Irish, British
Carl von LindeCarl von Linde
German

Robert ThirskRobert Thirsk
Canadian

Henry MaudslayHenry Maudslay
British

Gustaf de LavalGustaf de Laval
Swedish

Jacob PerkinsJacob Perkins
American
Elmer Ambrose SperryElmer Ambrose Sperry
American

Nathanael Greene HerreshoffNathanael Greene Herreshoff
American
Laurens HammondLaurens Hammond
American

Victor ScheinmanVictor Scheinman
American

Nils BohlinNils Bohlin
Swedish
Samuel BenthamSamuel Bentham
British

William FroudeWilliam Froude
British
Dugald ClerkDugald Clerk
British, Scottish

Simon LakeSimon Lake
American

Emil RathenauEmil Rathenau
German

Matthew MurrayMatthew Murray
British

James Henry GreatheadJames Henry Greathead
British, South African
Vladimir ChelomeyVladimir Chelomey
Russian

Daniel GoochDaniel Gooch
British

Amos WhitneyAmos Whitney
American

Andrew MeikleAndrew Meikle
Scottish
Joseph ClementJoseph Clement
British
Arthur WoolfArthur Woolf
British

Francis A. PrattFrancis A. Pratt
American

William SellersWilliam Sellers
American

John FritzJohn Fritz
American
Claude Antoine, comte Prieur-DuvernoisClaude Antoine, comte Prieur-Duvernois
French

Toshiwo DokoToshiwo Doko
Japanese
Alphonse Beau de RochasAlphonse Beau de Rochas
French

Giacomo TorelliGiacomo Torelli
Italian

Charles RenardCharles Renard
French
George Henry CorlissGeorge Henry Corliss
American

John HeathcoatJohn Heathcoat
British
Alexander Lyman HolleyAlexander Lyman Holley
American

Nathan ReadNathan Read
American

Russell ColleyRussell Colley
American
Max FagetMax Faget
American

Antoine de ChézyAntoine de Chézy
French
Philippe LebonPhilippe Lebon
French

Karl TerzaghiKarl Terzaghi
Austrian, American

Johann Georg BodmerJohann Georg Bodmer
Swiss

Robert HoeRobert Hoe
British, American
Harold E. FroehlichHarold E. Froehlich
American

Gerald CarrGerald Carr
American

Arden L. Bement, Jr.Arden L. Bement, Jr.
American

Henri-Émile BazinHenri-Émile Bazin
French

Henry BellHenry Bell
Scottish
Joshua FieldJoshua Field
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