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List of Famous Electrical Engineers

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List of famous electrical engineers, with photos, bios, and other information when available. Who are the top electrical engineers in the world? This includes the most prominent electrical engineers, living and not, both in America and abroad. This list of notable electrical engineers is ordered by their level of prominence, and can be sorted for various bits of information, such as where these historic electrical 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 electrical engineers.

Everyone from Rowan Atkinson AKA Mr. Bean to Edwin Howard Armstrong is included on this list of famous electrical engineers and electrical scientists. 

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

Nikola Tesla is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Electrical Engineers
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
Guglielmo Marconi is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Electrical Engineers
Guglielmo Marconi, 1st Marquis of Marconi was an Italian inventor and electrical engineer, known for his pioneering work on long-distance radio transmission and for his development of Marconi's ...more
Michael Faraday is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Electrical Engineers
Michael Faraday FRS was an English scientist who contributed to the fields of electromagnetism and electrochemistry. His main discoveries include those of electromagnetic induction, diamagnetism ...more
Lee de Forest is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Electrical Engineers
Lee de Forest was an American inventor with over 180 patents to his credit. He named himself the "Father of Radio," and famously said, "I discovered an Invisible Empire of the ...more
George Westinghouse is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Famous Electrical Engineers
George Westinghouse, Jr. was an American entrepreneur and engineer who invented the railway air brake and was a pioneer of the electrical industry, gaining his first patent at the age of 22. ...more
Loni Love is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Famous Electrical Engineers
Loni Love is an American comedienne and actress. Before quitting her job as an electrical engineer in 2003, Love began to pursue a career in stand up comedy. She was the runner-up on Star Search ...more
Mihajlo Idvorski Pupin is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Famous Electrical Engineers
Mihajlo Idvorski Pupin, Ph.D., LL.D., also known as Michael I. Pupin, was a Serbian American physicist and physical chemist. Pupin is best known for his numerous patents, including a means of ...more
Charles Proteus Steinmetz is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Famous Electrical Engineers
Charles Proteus Steinmetz was a German-born American mathematician and electrical engineer. He fostered the development of alternating current that made possible the expansion of the electric ...more
Julius and Ethel Rosenberg is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list List of Famous Electrical Engineers
Julius Rosenberg and Ethel Greenglass Rosenberg were American citizens executed for conspiracy to commit espionage, relating to passing information about the atomic bomb to the Soviet Union. The ...more
Edwin Howard Armstrong is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list List of Famous Electrical Engineers
Edwin Howard Armstrong was an American electrical engineer and inventor. He has been called "the most prolific and influential inventor in radio history". He invented the regenerative ...more
Charles Frederick Burgess is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list List of Famous Electrical Engineers
Charles Frederick Burgess was an American chemist and engineer. He was founder of the University of Wisconsin-Madison department of Chemical Engineering in 1905, and was a pioneer in the ...more
Arnold Orville Beckman is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list List of Famous Electrical Engineers
Arnold Orville Beckman was an American chemist, inventor, investor, and philanthropist. While a professor at Caltech, he founded Beckman Instruments based on his 1934 invention of the pH meter, ...more
Bill Joy is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list List of Famous Electrical Engineers
William Nelson "Bill" Joy is an American computer scientist. Joy co-founded Sun Microsystems in 1982 along with Vinod Khosla, Scott McNealy and Andreas von Bechtolsheim, and served as ...more
Albert Macovski is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list List of Famous Electrical Engineers
Albert Macovski is an American Professor at Stanford University, known for his many innovations in the area of imaging, particularly in the medical field. He has over 150 patents and has ...more
Philo Farnsworth is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list List of Famous Electrical Engineers
Philo Taylor Farnsworth was an American inventor and television pioneer. He made many contributions that were crucial to the early development of all-electronic television. He is perhaps best ...more
Eric Schmidt is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list List of Famous Electrical Engineers
Google founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin recruited Eric Schmidt from Novell, where he led that company's strategic planning, management and technology development as chairman and CEO. Since ...more
Ray Dolby is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list List of Famous Electrical Engineers
Ray Milton Dolby, OBE was an American engineer and inventor of the noise reduction system known as Dolby NR. He helped develop the video tape recorder while at Ampex. He was the founder of Dolby ...more
John Bardeen is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list List of Famous Electrical Engineers
John Bardeen was an American physicist and electrical engineer, the only person to have won the Nobel Prize in Physics twice: first in 1956 with William Shockley and Walter Brattain for the ...more
Calvin Quate is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list List of Famous Electrical Engineers
Calvin F. Quate was born on 7 December 1923 in Baker, Nevada. He is one of the inventors of the atomic force microscope. He is a professor emeritus of Applied Physics and Electrical Engineering ...more
Steve Mann is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list List of Famous Electrical Engineers
Steven Mann is a researcher and inventor best known for his work on computational photography, particularly wearable computing and high dynamic range imaging.
Ernst Werner von Siemens is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list List of Famous Electrical Engineers
Ernst Werner Siemens was a German inventor and industrialist. Siemens’s name has been adopted as the SI unit of electrical conductance, the siemens. He was also the founder of the electrical and ...more
Julius Edgar Lilienfeld is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list List of Famous Electrical Engineers
Julius Edgar Lilienfeld was an Austro-Hungarian-born American Physicist and Electronic Engineer. He was born to a Jewish family in Lemberg Austria-Hungary and moved to the United States in the ...more
Gerard J. Foschini is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list List of Famous Electrical Engineers
Gerard Joseph Foschini, is an American telecommunications engineer who has worked for Bell Laboratories since 1961. His research has covered many kinds of data communications, particularly ...more
Elihu Thomson is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list List of Famous Electrical Engineers
Elihu Thomson was an English engineer and inventor who was instrumental in the founding of major electrical companies in the United States, the United Kingdom and France.
Harry D. Belock is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list List of Famous Electrical Engineers
Harry David Belock was an American electronics inventor, engineer and entrepreneur.