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.