Famous Electrical Engineers from the United States

List of notable or famous electrical engineers from the United States, with bios and photos, including the top electrical engineers born in the United States and even some popular electrical engineers who immigrated to the United States. If you're trying to find out the names of famous American 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 the United States is included when available.

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

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  • Nikola Tesla
    Dec. at 86 (1856-1943)
    • Birthplace: Smiljan, Croatia
    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 ...more
  • Lee de Forest
    Dec. at 87 (1873-1961)
    • Birthplace: Council Bluffs, Iowa
    Lee de Forest (August 26, 1873 – June 30, 1961) was an American inventor, self-described "Father of Radio", and a pioneer in the development of sound-on-film recording used for motion pictures. He ...more
  • George Westinghouse
    Dec. at 67 (1846-1914)
    • Birthplace: Schoharie, New York
    George Westinghouse Jr. (October 6, 1846 – March 12, 1914) was an American entrepreneur and engineer based in Pennsylvania who invented the railway air brake and was a pioneer of the electrical ...more
  • Mihajlo Idvorski Pupin
    Dec. at 76 (1858-1935)
    • Birthplace: Idvor, Serbia
    Mihajlo Idvorski Pupin, Ph.D., LL.D. (Serbian Cyrillic: Михајло Идворски Пупин, pronounced [miˈxǎjlo ˈîdʋoɾski ˈpǔpin]; 4 October 1858 – 12 March 1935), also known as Michael I. Pupin was a Serbian ...more
  • Charles Proteus Steinmetz
    Dec. at 58 (1865-1923)
    • Birthplace: Wrocław, Poland
    Charles Proteus Steinmetz (born Karl August Rudolph Steinmetz, April 9, 1865 – October 26, 1923) was a German-born American mathematician and electrical engineer and professor at Union College. He ...more
  • Edwin Howard Armstrong
    Dec. at 63 (1890-1954)
    • Birthplace: Chelsea, New York City, New York
    Edwin Howard Armstrong (December 18, 1890 – February 1, 1954) was an American electrical engineer and inventor, who developed FM (frequency modulation) radio and the superheterodyne receiver system. ...more