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Famous Engineers from Australia

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

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

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  • Arthur Richard Newton (Melbourne, Australia, 1 July 1951 – 2 January 2007) was the dean of the University of California, Berkeley College of Engineering. Newton was educated at the University of Melbourne and received a BE in 1973 and MEng.Sci in 1975. He then went to Berkeley in 1975 to work on SPICE (Simulation Program with Integrated Circuit Emphasis), a program initially developed by Larry Nagel and Donald Pederson to analyse and design complex electronic circuitry with speed and accuracy. It is claimed that nearly all electronic IC's have been designed using SPICE or a derivative since the 1980s.University of California, Berkeley awarded Newton a PhD in 1978 and unusually an... more on Wikipedia
    • Age: Dec. at 56 (1951-2007)
    • Birthplace: Melbourne, Australia
  • Alexander Kennedy Smith (7 July 1824 – 16 January 1881) was a Scottish/Australian engineer and former Mayor of Melbourne.... more on Wikipedia
    • Age: Dec. at 57 (1824-1881)
    • Birthplace: Scotland
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    Chris Morgan

    Chris Morgan (born 15 December 1982) is an Australian rower. He is a national champion, two-time world champion, dual Olympian and Olympic medal winner from Adelaide, South Australia. He won world championships in both sculls and in sweep-oared boat classes.... more on Wikipedia
    • Age: 37
    • Birthplace: Adelaide, Australia
  • Dennis Geoffrey Jensen (born 28 February 1962 in Johannesburg, South Africa) is a former Australian politician. He was elected to the House of Representatives at the 2004 federal election, winning the Division of Tangney for the Liberal Party. Jensen lost Liberal preselection for the 2016 federal election, and subsequently resigned from the party to stand as an independent. In August 2017 he joined the fledgling Australian Conservatives party. Jensen has a PhD in materials science from Monash University, and before entering politics worked as a CSIRO researcher. He is known for questioning the anthropogenic causation of climate change.... more on Wikipedia
    • Age: 58
    • Birthplace: South Africa