Biographies

Mechanical Engineers: People Making History

Mechanical engineering has shaped our world in countless ways.

But mechanical engineering is a discipline and a profession. It's mechanical engineers – people – whose works surround us. Many of their achievements are well known, others obscure.

These brief profiles match names and lives to the machines and technology we rely on today. You'll gain a better understanding of the history of mechanical engineering by knowing something about the people who, over all these generations, have been busy building it.
Chester Floyd Carlson
Nicholas Leonard Sadi Carnot
Willis Haviland Carrier
Rudolf Juluis Emanuel Clausius
Samuel Colt
Peter Cooper
Charles W Copeland
George Henry Corliss
Charles Gordon Curtis
Leonardo Da Vinci
Wilhelm Gottlieb Daimler
John Deere
Thomas Edison
John Ericsson
Oliver Evans
Henry Ford
Robert Fulton
Frank Bunker Gilbreth
Lillian Moller Gilbreth
Kate Gleason
Elisha Otis Graves
Johannes Gutenberg
Eli Janney Hamilton
John Harrison
Herman Hollerith
Alexander Holley
Birdsill Holly Jr
Soichiro Honda
Hoover, Herbert-Clark
Josiah Hornblower
Elias Howe
Simon Ingersoll
Benjamin Franklin Isherwood
Steve Jobs
Fritz John
Theodore Von Karman
William Kelly
Benjamin Henry Latobe
Erasmus Darwin Leavitt Jr
John George Leyner
Siegfried Marcus
Cyrus McCormick
Ottmar Mergenthaler
John Joseph Montgomery
Charles Hill Morgan
Thomas Newcomen
Charles Algernon Parson
Lester Allen Pelton
Jacob Perkins
Frederick Winslow Taylor
Eli Terry
Robert Henry Thurston
Richard Trevithick
Jethro Tull
Samuel Mathews Vauclain
James Watt
George Westinghouse
Amos Whitney
Eli Whitney
Frank Whittle
Stephen Wilcox
David Wilkinson
Henry Worthington
Orville Wright
Linus Yale JR
Donald N Zwiep

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