List of Famous Mechanical Engineers People

List of Famous Mechanical Engineers

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List of famous mechanical engineers, with photos, bios, and other information when available. Who are the top mechanical engineers in the world? This includes the most prominent mechanical engineers, living and dead, both in America and abroad. This list of notable mechanical engineers is ordered by their level of prominence, and can be sorted for various bits of information, such as where these historic mechanical engineers were born and what their nationality is. The people on this list are from different countries, but what they all have in common is that they're all renowned mechanical engineers.

List includes Nikola Tesla, Mark Serrurier and more.

From reputable, prominent, and well known mechanical engineers to the lesser known mechanical engineers of today, these are some of the best professionals in the mechanical engineer field. If you want to answer the questions, "Who are the most famous mechanical engineers ever?" and "What are the names of famous mechanical engineers?" then you're in the right place. (254 items)

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    Willis Carrier is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Mechanical Engineers
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    Willis Haviland Carrier was an American engineer, best known for inventing modern air conditioning.more

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    • Age: Died at 74 (1876-1950)
    • Birthplace: Angola, New York, United States of America
    • Profession: Inventor, Mechanical engineer, Engineer
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    Nikola Tesla is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Mechanical Engineers
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    Nikola Tesla was a Serbian American inventor, electrical engineer, mechanical engineer, physicist, and futurist best known for his contributions to the design of the modern alternating current electricity supply system. Tesla gained experience in telephony and electrical engineering before immigrating ...more

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    • Age: Died at 87 (1856-1943)
    • Birthplace: Smiljan, Croatia
    • Profession: Futurist, Physicist, Inventor, Scientist, Mechanical engineer, + more
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    Rudolf Diesel is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Mechanical Engineers
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    Rudolf Christian Karl Diesel was a German inventor and mechanical engineer, famous for the invention of the diesel engine. Diesel was the subject of the 1942 film Diesel.more

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    • Age: Died at 55 (1858-1913)
    • Birthplace: Île-de-France, Europe, Metropolitan France, France, Paris
    • Profession: Entrepreneur, Inventor, Mechanical engineer, Engineer
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    William Sanford "Bill" Nye, popularly known as Bill Nye the Science Guy, is an American science educator, comedian, television host, actor, writer, scientist, and former mechanical engineer, best known as the host of the Disney/PBS children's science show Bill Nye the Science Guy and for his many ...more

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    • Age: age 60
    • Birthplace: Washington, D.C., United States of America
    • Profession: Comedian, Educator, Screenwriter, Scientist, Actor, + more
    • Credits: Dancing with the Stars, Bill Nye the Science Guy, Back to the Future, BattleBots, Greatest Inventions with Bill Nye, + more
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    Kalpana Chawla is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Famous Mechanical Engineers
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    Kalpana Chawla was born in Karnal, India. She was the first Indian-American astronaut and first Indian woman in space. She first flew on Space Shuttle Columbia in 1997 as a mission specialist and primary robotic arm operator. In 2003, Chawla was one of the seven crew members killed in the Space Shuttle ...more

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    • Age: Died at 41 (1962-2003)
    • Birthplace: Karnal, India
    • Profession: Pilot, Astronaut, Scientist, Mechanical engineer, Aerospace Engineer, + more
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    James Watt is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Famous Mechanical Engineers
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    James Watt, FRS, FRSE was a Scottish inventor and mechanical engineer whose improvements to the Newcomen steam engine were fundamental to the changes brought by the Industrial Revolution in both his native Great Britain and the rest of the world. While working as an instrument maker at the University of ...more

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    • Age: Died at 83 (1736-1819)
    • Birthplace: Greenock, United Kingdom
    • Profession: Chemist, Inventor, Mechanical engineer, Engineer
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    Fyodor Yurchikhin is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Famous Mechanical Engineers
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    Fyodor Nikolayevich Yurchikhin, is a Russian cosmonaut of Greek descent and RSC Energia test-pilot who has flown on three spaceflights. His first spaceflight was a 10-day Space Shuttle mission STS-112. His second was a long-duration stay aboard the International Space Station as a Flight Engineer for ...more

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    • Age: 56
    • Birthplace: Batumi, Georgia
    • Profession: Flight engineer, Astronaut, Mechanical engineer
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    Karl Benz is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Famous Mechanical Engineers
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    Karl Friedrich Benz was a German engine designer and car engineer, generally regarded as the inventor of the first automobile powered by an internal combustion engine, and together with Bertha Benz, pioneering founder of the automobile manufacturer Mercedes-Benz. Other German contemporaries, Gottlieb ...more

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    • Age: Died at 85 (1844-1929)
    • Birthplace: Mühlburg, Germany
    • Profession: Inventor, Engineer
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