Scorpio Engineers

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Amar Bose
(The Founder of 'Bose Corporation')
Amar Bose
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Birthdate: November 2, 1929
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: July 12, 2013

Amar Bose was an American academic, entrepreneur, sound engineer, and electrical engineer. Bose served as a professor at MIT for more than 45 years. He is also credited with founding a manufacturing company called Bose Corporation where he served as the chairman. In 2008, Amar Bose was inducted into the National Inventors Hall of Fame. 

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Jawed Karim
(Co-Founder of 'YouTube' and the First Person to Upload a Video to the Site)
Jawed Karim
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Birthdate: October 28, 1979
Birthplace: Merseburg, Germany

Jawed Karim is an American Internet entrepreneur and software engineer. Karim is credited with co-founding one of the most popular online video-sharing platforms, YouTube. He is also credited with uploading the first YouTube video named Me at the zoo. During his time working at PayPal, Jawed Karim had designed many of the company's core components, such as its anti-Internet-fraud system.

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Jack Kilby
(Inventor of integrated circuit)
Jack Kilby
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Birthdate: November 8, 1923
Birthplace: Jefferson City
Died: June 20, 2005

Nobel Prize-winning engineer Jack Kilby is best remembered for his contribution to the development of the integrated circuit. Born to an electrical engineer, he had his first brush with gadgets as an amateur radio operator. Initially a Texas Instruments employee, he later also taught at the Texas A&M University.

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Ma Huateng
(CEO of Tencent)
Ma Huateng
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Birthdate: October 29, 1971
Birthplace: Chaoyang, Shantou

Chinese business magnate Ma Huateng, or Pony Ma, is best known as the founder, chairman, and CEO of the technology giant Tencent. His company owns the messaging app WeChat. One of CEOWORLD’s Most Powerful People in the World, he was a delegate of the 12th National People's Congress.

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 5 
Steven Wilson
(Engineer, Guitarist, Audio engineer, Singer, Songwriter, Record producer)
Steven Wilson
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Birthdate: November 3, 1967
Birthplace: Hemel Hempstead
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Lisa Su
(Entrepreneur)
Lisa Su
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Birthdate: November 7, 1969
Birthplace: Tainan, Taiwan

Born in Taiwan, Lisa Su, the CEO of AMD, moved to the US at age 3. Lisa eventually earned a PhD in electrical engineering from MIT. Named to the Forbes America’s Self-Made Women 2020 list, she is also the first woman recipient of the IEEE Robert Noyce Medal.

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Ren Zhengfei
(CEO of Huawei)
Ren Zhengfei
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Birthdate: October 25, 1944
Birthplace: Zhenning Buyei and Miao Autonomous County, Anshun, China

Ren Zhengfei is a Chinese engineer and entrepreneur. He is credited with founding Huawei, the second-largest manufacturer of smartphones and the largest manufacturer of telecommunications equipment in the world. He also serves as the CEO of Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd. In 2005, Ren Zhengfei was named in Time magazine's 100 most influential people in the world list.

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Gene Haas
(Engineer)
Gene Haas
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Birthdate: November 12, 1952
Birthplace: Youngstown, Ohio, United States
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Soichiro Honda
(Japanese Industrialist, Engineer and Founder of the Renowned Automobile Manufacturer, 'Honda Motor Co., Ltd')
Soichiro Honda
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Birthdate: November 17, 1906
Birthplace: Hamamatsu, Shizuoka, Japan
Died: August 5, 1991

Soichiro Honda was a Japanese industrialist and engineer. He is credited with establishing the world-renowned automobile manufacturer, Honda Motor Co., Ltd. He is also credited with overseeing the company's growth from a wooden shack manufacturing unit to a multinational conglomerate manufacturer of motorcycle and automobile. Soichiro Honda was made an inductee of the Automotive Hall of Fame in 1989.

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Paul Buchheit
(Creator of Gmail)
Paul Buchheit
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Birthdate: November 7, 1977
Birthplace: Webster, New York, United States

Paul Buchheit is an American entrepreneur and computer engineer. He is credited with creating Gmail and developing a prototype of Google AdSense. In 2007, he launched FriendFeed, which was later acquired by Facebook. In 2011, Paul Buchheit was honored with the Economist Innovation Award. Also a noted philanthropist, Paul Buchheit has made donations to several health organizations.

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Bill Joy
(Computer scientist, co-founded Sun Microsystems)
Bill Joy
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Birthdate: November 8, 1954
Birthplace: Farmington Hills, Michigan, United States
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George Barris
(automotive designer)
George Barris
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Birthdate: November 20, 1925
Birthplace: Chicago
Died: November 5, 2015
 13 
Caglar Ertugrul
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Birthdate: November 5, 1987
Birthplace: Karşıyaka, İzmir Province İzmir, Turkey
 14 
Robin Li
(Entrepreneur, Engineer, Inventor, Businessperson, Computer scientist)
Robin Li
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Birthdate: November 17, 1968
Birthplace: Yangquan
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Süleyman Demirel
(The 9th President and 12th Prime Minister of Turkey)
Süleyman Demirel
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Birthdate: November 1, 1924
Birthplace: Isparta Province
Died: June 17, 2015

The 9th president of Turkey, Süleyman Demirel, was also the country’s 12th and youngest prime minister. He had led both the Justice Party and the True Path Party. The civil engineer and politician hailed from a peasant family. Amid extremist violence, he was once barred from participating in politics.

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Peter Munk
(Engineer)
Peter Munk
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Birthdate: November 8, 1927
Birthplace: Budapest

Peter Munk was a Hungarian-Canadian investor, businessman, and philanthropist. He is credited with founding numerous high-profile business ventures, such as Clairtone Sound Corporation Limited, Barrick Gold Corporation, and TrizecHahn Corporation. He also helped found the Peter and Melanie Munk Charitable Foundation which has given away over $300 million to various non-profit organizations that aim at improving the lives of Canadians.

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Charles K. Kao
(Electrical Engineer and Physicist Who Developed the Use of "Fiber Optics" in Telecommunications)
Charles K. Kao
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Birthdate: November 4, 1933
Birthplace: Shanghai, China
Died: September 23, 2018

Nobel Prize-winning Chinese physicist Charles K. Kao is best remembered for his discovery of how light is transmitted through fibre-optic cables. Named the Godfather of Broadband, he was also knighted by the U.K. Following his diagnosis of Alzheimer disease, he co-founded the Charles K. Kao Foundation for Alzheimer’s Disease.

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Amílcar Cabral
(Agricultural engineer and Politician)
Amílcar Cabral
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Birthdate: October 24, 1924
Birthplace: Bafatá, Portuguese Guinea
Died: January 20, 1973
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Milton Bradley
(Publisher, Writer)
Milton Bradley
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Birthdate: November 8, 1836
Birthplace: Vienna, Maine, United States
Died: May 30, 1911
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Horacio Pagani
(Businessman, Engineer)
Horacio Pagani
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Birthdate: November 10, 1955
Birthplace: Casilda, Argentina
 21 
Chris Sununu
(82nd Governor of New Hampshire)
Chris Sununu
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Birthdate: November 5, 1974
Birthplace: Salem, New Hampshire, United States
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Helmuth Koinigg
(Formula One driver, Engineer, Sportsperson)
Helmuth Koinigg
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Birthdate: November 3, 1948
Birthplace: Vienna
Died: October 6, 1974

Austrian racing driver Helmuth Koinigg was from an affluent family but struggled to finance his racing dreams initially. He tragically passed away in a deadly crash at age 25, in what was his second Grand Prix start, the 1974 US Grand Prix, when a suspension failure caused him to be decapitated.

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Chris Sawyer
(Video game designer, programmer best known for creating Transport Tycoon, which has been considered "one of the most important simulation games ever made")
Chris Sawyer
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Birthdate: October 27, 1967
Birthplace: Scotland, United Kingdom

Best known as the developer of Transport Tycoon and the RollerCoaster Tycoon franchise, Scottish programmer and video game developer Chris Sawyer is one of the gaming world’s greatest stars and had begun developing games in school. He included inputs from his own hobby of riding rollercoasters in the RollerCoaster Tycoon series.

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Peter Norton
(Art collector, Programmer, Computer scientist)
Peter Norton
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Birthdate: November 14, 1943
Birthplace: Aberdeen
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Rudy Van Gelder
(Recording engineer)
Rudy Van Gelder
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Birthdate: November 2, 1924
Birthplace: Jersey City, New Jersey, United States
Died: August 25, 2016
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Roy Thomas Baker
(Record producer, Audio engineer, Songwriter)
Roy Thomas Baker
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Birthdate: November 10, 1946
Birthplace: Hampstead
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Liviu Dragnea
(Romanian Politician and Social Democratic Party Leader Who Was Imprisoned for Corruption)
Liviu Dragnea
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Birthdate: October 28, 1962
Birthplace: Gratia

Starting his career in politics with the Democratic Party, Romanian politician Liviu Dragnea eventually switched to the Social Democratic Party and became its leader. He also served as the deputy prime minister of Romania and the president of the Chamber of Deputies. He was involved in a major corruption scandal, too.

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Jamie Zawinski
(Engineer, Programmer, Nightclub owner, Computer scientist)
Jamie Zawinski
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Birthdate: November 3, 1968
Birthplace: Pittsburgh
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Harry Ferguson
(Inventor of Modern 'Tractor' and First Four-Wheel Drive 'Formula One' Car)
Harry Ferguson
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Birthdate: November 4, 1884
Birthplace: County Down, Ireland
Died: October 25, 1960

Known as the Mad Mechanic, Harry Ferguson was the man behind the invention of the modern tractor, popularly known as the Wee Grey Fergie. He was also the first Irish to build and fly his own plane. His legacy lives on in the Massey Ferguson brand of agricultural machinery.

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Arthur Rudolph
(Aerospace engineer, Engineer)
Arthur Rudolph
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Birthdate: November 9, 1906
Birthplace: Stepfershausen
Died: January 1, 1996
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Andrei Tupolev
(Designer)
Andrei Tupolev
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Birthdate: November 10, 1888
Birthplace: Tver Governorate
Died: December 23, 1972
 32 
Phil Katz
(Programmer, Computer scientist)
Phil Katz
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Birthdate: November 3, 1962
Birthplace: Milwaukee
Died: April 14, 2000
 33 
Nick Holonyak
(Engineer)
Nick Holonyak
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Birthdate: November 3, 1928
Birthplace: Zeigler, Illinois, United States
 34 
Alexander Lippisch
(Aeronautical Engineer)
Alexander Lippisch
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Birthdate: November 2, 1894
Birthplace: Munich, Germany
Died: February 11, 1976
 35 
Richard G. Scott
(Nuclear engineer)
Richard G. Scott
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Birthdate: November 7, 1928
Birthplace: Pocatello
Died: September 22, 2015

Richard G. Scott was an American religious leader and scientist. He played a prominent role in the development of the Mormon Church, serving as an important member of one of the Church's governing bodies, the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles. Before becoming an important member of the Church, Scott worked for Naval Reactors as a nuclear engineer. 

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Galileo Ferraris
(Former Physicist, known for alternating current, Rotating magnetic field)
Galileo Ferraris
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Birthdate: October 31, 1847
Birthplace: Livorno Ferraris, Italy
Died: February 7, 1897

Galileo Ferraris was an Italian university professor, physicist, and electrical engineer. He was one of the pioneers of AC power system. He is also credited to be the inventor of the three-phase induction motor although he never patented his work. He worked at the Italian Industrial Institution and later at the Italian Electrotechnical Association.

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Albert Espinosa
(Writer, Screenwriter, Engineer, Film director)
Albert Espinosa
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Birthdate: November 5, 1973
Birthplace: Barcelona

A qualified industrial engineer, Albert Espinosa was diagnosed with cancer at age 14 and lost a leg, among other body parts, to the disease. Following his recovery, he ventured into screenwriting and also penned bestsellers such as The Yellow World. His life inspired the series The Red Band Society.

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G. Madhavan Nair
(Aerospace engineer, Engineer)
G. Madhavan Nair
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Birthdate: October 31, 1943
Birthplace: Kulasekaram

G. Madhavan Nair is an Indian space scientist who played a key role in the development of space technology while serving as the chairman of the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO). He is also credited with establishing the Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology in Kerala. In 2009, Nair was honored with the Padma Vibhushan, India’s second-highest civilian award.

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Emil Škoda
(Engineer)
Emil Škoda
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Birthdate: November 18, 1839
Birthplace: Pilsen, Czechia
Died: August 8, 1900
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Oskar Barnack
(German Inventor and Designer of the First Precision Miniature Camera)
Oskar Barnack
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Birthdate: November 1, 1879
Birthplace: Lynow, Germany
Died: January 16, 1936

Oskar Barnack was a German photographer and inventor. He is credited with building a device, which would later become the first successful 35mm still-camera. Barnack developed the camera, which was named Leica, at the Leitz Company where he was working as an engineer. Oskar Barnack is also credited with creating news images, which he made with his 35 mm camera.

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Robert Stirling
(Clergyman)
Robert Stirling
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Birthdate: October 25, 1790
Birthplace: Perthshire, Scotland
Died: June 6, 1878

Apart from being a clergyman, Robert Stirling was also an inventor and engineer, who created the famed Stirling engine. He was posthumously named to the Scottish Engineering Hall of Fame. His inventions also included optical devices. While his grandfather invented the threshing machine, his father, too, made agricultural machinery.

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Frank Piasecki
(Engineer)
Frank Piasecki
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Birthdate: October 24, 1919
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: February 11, 2008

Aeronautical engineer Frank Piasecki was the first American to get a helicopter pilot’s license. Remembered as the pioneer of the tandem rotor design of helicopters, also known as the Flying Banana model. The National Medal of Technology winner had also designed the first helicopter for the American navy.

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Charles Bedaux
(Engineer)
Charles Bedaux
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Birthdate: October 26, 1886
Birthplace: near Paris or Charonton, France
Died: February 18, 1944

Charles Bedaux was a French-American millionaire and production engineer. He is credited with developing the Bedaux System, which decides the amount of money to be paid for a given amount of time. A reliable management consultant, Charles Bedaux worked closely with Nazis and British royalty alike.

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Robert Esnault-Pelterie
(French Aircraft Designer Known for His Contributions to the Beginnings of Heavier-Than-Air Flight in Europe)
Robert Esnault-Pelterie
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Birthdate: November 8, 1881
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: December 6, 1957
French aircraft designer Robert Esnault-Pelterie was the first to build ailerons for maintaining lateral control. He also coined the term astronautics. He pioneered several designs of monoplanes and was named to the International Space Hall of Fame. There is a crater on the Moon that bears his name.
 45 
Marcian Hoff
(One of the Inventors of the Microprocessor)
Marcian Hoff
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Birthdate: October 28, 1937
Birthplace: Rochester, New York, United States
 46 
Anton Flettner
(Engineer)
Anton Flettner
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Birthdate: November 1, 1885
Birthplace: Hattersheim am Main, Germany
Died: December 29, 1961
 47 
Thomas Brassey
(Civil Engineer)
Thomas Brassey
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Birthdate: November 7, 1805
Birthplace: Buerton
Died: December 8, 1870

Initially a surveyor, Thomas Brassey later built some of the most well-known railway lines of the world. The British contractor contributed to the Grand Junction Railway, Canada’s Grand Trunk Railway, and the Crimean Railway. He later also became a Liberal MP and a governor of Victoria, Australia.

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Mohammed Al Barwani
(Businessperson, Engineer)
Mohammed Al Barwani
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Birthdate: October 30, 1951
Birthplace: Oman
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Alexandre Darracq
(French Investor, Engineer, Cycle Manufacturer and Automobile Manufacturer)
Alexandre Darracq
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Birthdate: November 10, 1855
Birthplace: Bordeaux, France
Died: November 2, 1931
Alexandre Darracq was a French engineer, investor, cycle manufacturer and automobile manufacturer. He established Automobiles Darracq France in Suresnes and was one of the first to plan mass production of motor vehicles. By 1904, Darracq was producing more than ten percent of all automobiles in France. He also built racing cars and founded a school for racing drivers.
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Anil Kakodkar
(Engineer)
Anil Kakodkar
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Birthdate: November 11, 1943
Birthplace: Barwani

Anil Kakodkar is an Indian mechanical engineer and nuclear physicist who served as the director of the Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC) from 1996 to 2000. He is one of the core members of the team which conducted Pokharan II nuclear tests. Over the course of his career, Kakodkar has received several prestigious awards, such as the Padma Bhushan and Padma Vibhushan.