Famous Electrical Engineers from England

List of notable or famous electrical engineers from England, with bios and photos, including the top electrical engineers born in England and even some popular electrical engineers who immigrated to England. If you're trying to find out the names of famous English electrical engineers then this list is the perfect resource for you. These electrical engineers are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known electrical engineer from England is included when available.

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This historic electrical engineers from England list can help answer the questions "Who are some English electrical engineers of note?" and "Who are the most famous electrical engineers from England?" These prominent electrical engineers of England may or may not be currently alive, but what they all have in common is that they're all respected English electrical engineers.

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  • Alan Wilkie

    Alan B. Wilkie (born 1951) is an English former football referee, who officiated in the Football League and the Premier League, and for UEFA. He was born in Denton Burn, Newcastle upon Tyne, but now lives in Chester-le-Street, County Durham. His other occupation during his refereeing career was as a Telecommunications electrical engineer, and he now works for the Football Association as a regional manager for referees in North East England.
    • Age: 72
    • Birthplace: Denton Burn
  • Alfred Rosling Bennett
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    Alfred Rosling Bennett (1850 in Islington, London – 24 May 1928 in Matlock, Derbyshire) was an English electrical engineer.
    • Age: Dec. at 78 (1850-1928)
    • Birthplace: Islington, London, United Kingdom
  • Frederic Calland Williams
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    Sir Frederic Calland Williams, (26 June 1911 – 11 August 1977), known as F.C. Williams or Freddie Williams, was an English engineer, a pioneer in radar and computer technology.
    • Age: Dec. at 66 (1911-1977)
    • Birthplace: Stockport, United Kingdom
  • Godfrey Hounsfield
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    Sir Godfrey Newbold Hounsfield (28 August 1919 – 12 August 2004) was an English electrical engineer who shared the 1979 Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine with Allan McLeod Cormack for his part in developing the diagnostic technique of X-ray computed tomography (CT).His name is immortalised in the Hounsfield scale, a quantitative measure of radiodensity used in evaluating CT scans. The scale is defined in Hounsfield units (symbol HU), running from air at −1000 HU, through water at 0 HU, and up to dense cortical bone at +1000 HU and more.
    • Age: Dec. at 84 (1919-2004)
    • Birthplace: Newark-on-Trent, United Kingdom
  • H. J. Round
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    Captain Henry Joseph Round (2 June 1881 – 17 August 1966) was an English engineer and one of the early pioneers of radio. He was the first to report observation of electroluminescence from a solid state diode, leading to the discovery of the light-emitting diode. He was a personal assistant to Guglielmo Marconi. Round was the eldest child of Joseph and Gertrude Round. He spent his early years in the small town of Kingswinford in Staffordshire and received his early education at Cheltenham Grammar School. He later attended the Royal College of Science, a constituent college of Imperial College London where he gained a first class honours degree. Round joined the Marconi Company in 1902; not ...more
    • Age: Dec. at 85 (1881-1966)
    • Birthplace: Kingswinford, United Kingdom
  • Hertha Marks Ayrton
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    Phoebe Sarah Hertha Ayrton (28 April 1854 – 26 August 1923) was a British engineer, mathematician, physicist and inventor, and suffragette. Known in adult life as Hertha Ayrton, born Phoebe Sarah Marks, she was awarded the Hughes Medal by the Royal Society for her work on electric arcs and ripples in sand and water.
    • Age: Dec. at 69 (1854-1923)
    • Birthplace: Portsea, United Kingdom