Isambard Kingdom Brunel whose works included the
Great Western Railway and the
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John Allen (born 1928), engineer and
James Atkinson (1846–1914), inventor of the
Atkinson cycle internal combustion engine
George Frederick Armstrong (1842–1900), sanitation engineer and academic
William Armstrong (1810–1900), inventor of the
hydraulic accumulator and
breech-loading, rifled artillery
Hertha Ayrton (1854–1923), pioneered the science of
electric arcs and ripples in sand and water.
Charles Baird (1766–1843), managed a company which built steam-powered machinery in
Saint Petersburg, including Russia's first steam boat
Edward Barlow (1639–1719), inventor of the
John Bell (1747–1798), inventor of various military and nautical devices, including a
gyn and a
Edwin Beard Budding (1796–1846), inventor of the
Jenny Body, aerospace engineer and former president of the Royal Aeronautical Society
Matthew Boulton (1728–1809), partner in the steam engineering manufacturing firm
Boulton and Watt, and inventor of a steam-driven coin press
James Brindley (1716–1772), pioneering engineer of canals and aqueducts
Isambard Kingdom Brunel (1806–1859), noted, among other achievements, for constructing the
Clifton Suspension Bridge and the
Great Western Railway
Henry Chilver (1926–2012), expanded
Cranfield Institute of Technology by focusing on the practical application of knowledge
Victoria Drummond (1894–1978), marine engineer who served at sea as an engineering officer in the British
Merchant Navy and received awards for bravery under enemy fire.
Gertrude Lilian Entwisle (1892–1961), electrical engineer known for her work on designing
DC motors and exciters and one of the founding members of the
Women's Engineering Society.
Nigel Gresley (1876–1941), chief engineer of the
London and North Eastern Railway who invented the
Gresley conjugated valve gear
Caroline Haslett (1895–1957), electrical engineer who oversaw important requirements for electrical installations in post-war Britain
Oliver Heaviside (1850–1925),
physicist who developed the
transmission line theory and vectorized
Maxwell's equations, among many other things.
Christopher Hinton (1901–1983), chief engineer at
ICI who worked on the first nuclear power plant,
Peggy Hodges (1921–2008), communications and systems engineer who worked on guided missile technology at
Sue Ion (born 1955), expert advisor on the nuclear power industry
Andrew Meikle (1719–1811), inventor of an innovative mechanical
Rachel Mary Parsons (1885–1956), engineer and advocate for women's employment rights, was the founding president of the
Women's Engineering Society in Britain.
Lewis Paul (died 1759), inventor of spinning and weaving machines
Dorothée Pullinger (1894–1986), pioneering automobile engineer and businesswoman
Margaret Dorothea Rowbotham (1883–1978), engineer in the automobile, munitions and electrical sectors, and champion of women's employment in professional engineering
Dorothy Rowntree, first woman graduate in engineering from the University of Glasgow and the first woman graduate in naval architecture in UK
Evelyn Roxburgh (1896–1973), first woman to gain a diploma in electrical engineering in Scotland.
Beatrice Shilling (1909–1990), inventor of the "
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Dorothy Spicer (1908–1946),
aviatrix and the first woman to gain an advanced qualification in
Richard Trevithick (1771–1833), inventor of a high-powered
Frank Whittle (1907–1996), credited with single-handedly inventing the
Harry Ricardo (1885-1974), researcher and developer of early internal combustion engines.
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