A. Louis London Alexander Louis ("Lou") London (August 31, 1913 – March 19, 2008) was an American mechanical engineer and professor of mechanical engineering at Stanford University.
Adam Koppy Adam H. Koppy (April 1973 – June 26, 2013) was an experienced mechanical engineer.
Ahmed Busnaina Ahmed A. Busnaina, Ph.D. is the William Lincoln Smith Chair Professor and Director of National Science Foundation’s Nanoscale Science and Engineering Center (NSEC) for High-rate Nanomanufacturin...
Albert Hunt Albert Hunt was the inventor of the wigwag, a grade crossing signal used in transportation.
Alexander Lyman Holley Alexander Lyman Holley was a mechanical engineer and was considered the foremost steel and plant engineer and designer of his time, especially in regard to applying research to modern steel manu...
Alfred Wolcott Gibbs Alfred Wolcott Gibbs was a mechanical engineer in the railroad industry who attained the position of Chief Mechanical Engineer of the Pennsylvania Railroad.
Alvin Spivak Alvin "Al" Spivak was the son of Herman and Helen Klein Spivak.
Ares J. Rosakis Ares J. Rosakis is the Otis Booth Leadership Chair, Division of Engineering and Applied Science, and Theodore von Kármán Professor of Aeronautics and Mechanical Engineering at the California Ins...
Aron Ralston Aron Lee Ralston (born October 27, 1975) is an American outdoorsman, engineer and motivational speaker.
Arthur Claude Ruge Arthur Claude Ruge (July 28, 1905 – April 3, 2000) was an American mechanical engineer and inventor who developed and pioneered the modern bonded wire resistance strain gauge.
Arthur Martin Graffis Arthur Martin Graffis ("Mike")(October 13, 1885 in Logansport, Indiana – November 4, 1933) was a prominent automotive engineer, serving as Chief Engineer of Auburn Automobile (1915–1922) and as ...
Ascher H. Shapiro Ascher H. Shapiro was a professor of Mechanical Engineering at MIT. He grew up in New York City.
B. N. Wilson Birton Neill Wilson was an American professor, engineer, and college football coach.
Ben-ami Kadish Ben-Ami Kadish (September 2, 1923 - July 16, 2012) was a former U.S. Army mechanical engineer.
Bill Nye William Sanford "Bill" Nye, popularly known as Bill Nye the Science Guy, is an American science educator, comedian, television host, actor, writer, and scientist who began his career as a mechanical engineer at Boeing.
Brent W. Webb Brent Woodruff Webb (born 1956) has been the Academic Vice President at Brigham Young University (BYU) since 2011 and is a professor of mechanical engineering at BYU.
Brian Whitesell Brian Whitesell (born April 23, 1964) is an American team manager in NASCAR Sprint Cup auto racing from Stuarts Draft, Virginia.
C. Daniel Mote, Jr. Clayton Daniel Mote, Jr., Ph.D. (born February 5, 1937) is the current President of the National Academy of Engineering.
Calvin Mackie Calvin Mackie is an American award-winning mentor, motivational speaker, and successful entrepreneur.
Carl Georg Barth Carl Georg Lange Barth (February 28, 1860 – 1939) was a Norwegian-American mathematician and mechanical engineer who improved and popularized the industrial use of compound slide rules in scient...
Chadwell O'Connor Chadwell O'Connor was an American inventor and steam engine enthusiast.
Charles Hotchkiss Norton Charles Hotchkiss Norton (November 23, 1851, Plainville, Connecticut – October 27, 1942, Plainville, Connecticut) was an American mechanical engineer and designer of machine tools.
Charles M. Vest Charles "Chuck" Marstiller Vest (born September 9, 1941) is a U.S. educator and engineer.
Charles Marstiller Vest Charles "Chuck" Marstiller Vest (September 9, 1941 – December 12, 2013) was a U.S. educator and engineer.
Charles Shira Charles N. Shira was an American college football coach and athletic director.
Christian Hedemann Christian Jacob Hedemann was a Danish mechanical engineer who settled in Hawaii in 1878, where he worked at the Hana Sugar Plantation and the Honolulu Iron Works.
Clinton Edgar Woods Clinton Edgar Woods (February 7, 1863 - c. 1930) was an electrical and mechanical engineer, inventor, manufacturer of automobiles in Chicago and New York City and author of one of the first book...
Cristina Amon Cristina H. Amon is a Venezuelan American mechanical engineer and academic administrator.
Csaba Csere Csaba Csere is a former technical director and editor-in-chief of Car and Driver magazine.
D. Lewis Mingori Diamond Lewis (Tino) Mingori (born June 7, 1938) is an American who was a longtime professor of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering at the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA).
Daniel C. Drucker Daniel Charles Drucker (June 3, 1918 – September 1, 2001) was an authority on the theory of plasticity in the field of applied mechanics.
Daniel D. Joseph Daniel Donald Joseph (March 26, 1929 – May 24, 2011) was an American mechanical engineer.
Daniel M. Tani Daniel M. Tani (born February 1, 1961) is an American engineer and a NASA astronaut.
Dean Ho (biomedical engineer) Dean Ho is a Professor in the Division of Oral Biology and Medicine and Division of Advanced Prosthodontics, Biomaterials, and Hospital Dentistry, as well as Co-Director of the Jane and Jerry We...
Dean Roden Chapman Dean Roden Chapman (8 March 1922 – 4 October 1995) was a mechanical engineer at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and at Stanford University.
Diane Greene Diane Greene is an investor and a Google board of directors member, and was the founder and CEO of VMware from 1998 until 2008.
Eduardo Bayo Eduardo Bayo is a dynamicist known for his work within robotics engineering, and multibody dynamics while a Full Professor at the Department of Mechanical Engineering at UC Santa Barbara.
Edward G. Budd Edward Gowen Budd (28 December 1870 in Smyrna, Delaware – 30 November 1946 in Pennsylvania) was an American inventor and businessman.
Edward Schildhauer Edward Schildhauer was a chief electrical and mechanical engineer on the Panama Canal project.
Edward Zinn Edward H. Zinn (July 30, 1877 - May 19, 1920) was an American mechanical engineer, tax assessment clerk and Socialist from Milwaukee, Wisconsin who served two terms (1913–1916) as a member of th...
Eli H. Janney Eli H. Janney (November 12, 1831 – June 16, 1912), aka Eli Hamilton Janey or simply Eli Janney, was the inventor of the modern knuckle coupler that replaced link and pin coup...
Elias Howe Elias Howe, Jr. (July 9, 1819 – October 3, 1867) was an American inventor and sewing machine pioneer.
Elmer Ambrose Sperry Elmer Ambrose Sperry, Sr. (October 12, 1860 – June 16, 1930) was an American inventor and entrepreneur, most famous as co-inventor, with Herman Anschütz-Kaempfe of the gyrocompass.
Erasmus Darwin Leavitt, Jr. Erasmus Darwin Leavitt, Jr., also known as E. D. Leavitt, was a noted American mechanical engineer best known for his steam engine designs.
Eugene Houdry Eugène Jules Houdry was a French, later naturalised American, mechanical engineer who invented catalytic cracking of petroleum feed stocks.
Fazle Hussain A. K. M. Fazle Hussain is a Cullen Distinguished Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Physics, and Earth and Atmospheric Sciences.
Frank Kenly James Frank Kenly, Jr. (April 18, 1877 – February 21, 1944) was an American engineer and college football coach.
Franklin D. Jones Franklin Day Jones was an author in mechanical engineering and toolmaking.
Fred Dyson Frederick J. "Fred" Dyson (born January 16, 1939) is a Republican member of the Alaska Senate, representing District I since 2003.
Frederick Nelson Frederick Nelson (1932 – January 7, 2009) was professor emeritus of mechanical engineering at Tufts University School of Engineering in Medford, Massachusetts, USA. His areas of professional i...
Frederick Winslow Taylor Frederick Winslow Taylor (March 20, 1856 – March 21, 1915) was an American mechanical engineer who sought to improve industrial efficiency.
G. P. "Bud" Peterson George P. "Bud" Peterson is the 11th president of the Georgia Institute of Technology.
George Brayton George Brayton (October 3, 1830 – December 17, 1892) was born in Rhode Island, son of William H. and Minerva (Bailey) Brayton.
George Henry Corliss George Henry Corliss (June 2, 1817 – February 21, 1888) was an American mechanical engineer and inventor, who developed the Corliss steam engine, which was a great improvement over any oth...
George Kenneth Lucey Jr. George K. Lucey Jr. was a Branch Chief at the U.S. Army Harry Diamond Laboratories who also served the U.S. Army Materiel Command as the Manufacturing Technology (ManTech) Thrust Area Manager fo...
George N. Hatsopoulos George Hatsopoulos is a Greek American mechanical engineer noted for his work in thermodynamics.
Greg Barton Greg Barton is an American sprint kayaker who competed from the mid-1980s to the early 1990s.
Gwynne Shotwell Space Exploration Technologies Corp. (SpaceX) is an American space transport company founded by PayPal co-founder Elon Musk.
Harl Vincent Harl Vincent (October 19, 1893 – May 5, 1968) was the publication name of Harold Vincent Schoepflin, an American mechanical engineer and science fiction author.
Harold G. Dick Harold Gustav "Hal" Dick (January 19, 1907 – September 3, 1997) was an American mechanical engineer employed by Goodyear, who flew on almost all of the Hindenburg flights.
Harold Leavenworth Green Harold Leavenworth Green was the chairman and founder of the H.L. Green Company five and dime store chain.
Harold Mooz Harold (Hal) Mooz (born ca. 1932) is an American systems engineer, business consultant and founder and CEO of The Center for Systems Management, Inc., awarded the INCOSE Pioneer Award in 2001.
Heinz P. Bloch Heinz P. Bloch is an American mechanical engineer, author and consultant - born and raised in Germany.
Helen Greiner Helen Greiner (born December 6, 1967) is a co-founder of iRobot and currently CEO of CyPhyWorks.
Henry A V Post Henry Albertson Van Zo Post was an American engineer, American Civil War army officer, manufacturer and banker.
Henry A. Schade Henry Adrian "Packy" Schade (December 3, 1900 - August 12, 1992) was a United States Navy officer, naval architect, and professor.
Henry Gantt Henry Laurence Gantt, A.B., M.E. (May 20, 1861 – November 23, 1919) was an American mechanical engineer and management consultant who is best known for developing the Gantt chart in the 1910s.
Henry R. Towne Henry Robinson Towne (Philadelphia August 24, 1844 - October 15, 1924) was an American mechanical engineer and businessman, known as early systematizer of management.
Henry T. Yang Henry Tzu-Yow Yang has served as the chancellor of the University of California, Santa Barbara since 1994.
Hooshang Heshmat Hooshang Heshmat is the CEO and co-founder of Mohawk Innovative Technology.
Hugo Diemer Hugo Diemer (1870-1937) was an American engineer, management consultant, and professor at the Penn State University, who in 1910 published the first industrial engineering textbook: Factory Or...
Ishwar K. Puri Ishwar K. Puri is N. Waldo Harrison Professor and Head of the Department of Engineering Science and Mechanics at Virginia Tech.
Ishwar Puri Ishwar Kanwar Puri (ईश्वर कंवर पुरी, ਈਸ਼੍ਵਰ ਕਂਵਰ ਪੁਰੀ) is an Indian American scientist and engineer, and academic who lives in Canada.
Iwan Serrurier Iwan Serrurier was a Dutch-born electrical engineer notable for inventing the Moviola.
J. Edward Anderson John Edward Anderson is an American engineer and proponent of personal rapid transit.
J. Karl Hedrick J. Karl Hedrick (born 1944) is an American control theorist and a Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of California, Berkeley.
J. Welles Wilder, Jr. J. Welles Wilder Jr. is an American mechanical engineer, best known for his work in technical analysis.
Jacob Pieter Den Hartog Jacob Pieter Den Hartog (born July 23, 1901 Ambarawa, Dutch East Indies — died March 17, 1989) was professor of Mechanical Engineering at MIT.
James H. Williams, Jr. James Henry Williams, Jr. is a mechanical engineer, consultant, civic commentator, and teacher of engineering.
James Rumsey James Rumsey (1743–1792) was an American mechanical engineer chiefly known for exhibiting a boat propelled by machinery in 1787 on the Potomac River at Shepherdstown in present-day West Virginia...
Jay Robert McColl Jay Robert McColl was the dean of Engineering for University of Detroit starting in 1911.
Jesse Lowen Shearer Jesse Lowen Shearer was an American professor, engineer and pioneer in the field of hydraulics.
John Abraham (professor) Dr. John P. Abraham is a Professor of thermal and fluid Sciences at the University of St. Thomas School of Engineering, Minnesota.
John Brashear Dr. John Alfred Brashear (November 24, 1840 – April 8, 1920) was an American astronomer and instrument builder.
John D. Hamaker John D. Hamaker (1914–1994), was an American mechanical engineer, ecologist, agronomist and science writer in the fields of soil remineralization, rock dusting, mineral cycles, climate cycles an...
John Edison Sweet John Edison Sweet (October 21, 1832-May 8, 1916) was an American mechanical engineer who built the first micrometer caliper in 1873, for making tools, and who invented the “straight line” engine.
John Ericsson John Ericsson (July 31, 1803 – March 8, 1889) was a Swedish-American inventor and mechanical engineer, as was his brother Nils Ericson.
John H. Disher John Howard Disher was an American aeronautical engineer and NASA manager.
John Hinrichs John F. Hinrichs (1936 – 5 June 2012) was an American Welding Engineer and Founder, Part Owner and Vice President Technology of the company Friction Stir Link, Inc. in Brookfield, Wisconsin.
John T. Howe John T. Howe is a mechanical engineer and former Chief Scientist at NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, California.
Joseph Henry Keenan Joseph Henry Keenan (August 24, 1900 - July 17, 1977) was an American thermodynamicist and mechanical engineer noted for his work in the calculation of steam tables, research in jet-rocket propu...
Karen L. Nyberg Karen LuJean Nyberg (born October 7, 1969) is an American mechanical engineer and NASA astronaut.
Katherine Hammack Katherine Hammack is the current United States Assistant Secretary of the Army (Installations, Energy and Environment), having assumed office on June 28, 2010.
Kay Mortensen Kay Mortensen was a retired professor of mechanical engineering at Brigham Young University who was murdered.
Keith Tantlinger Keith Walton Tantlinger was a mechanical engineer and inventor whose inventions played a major role in globalization.
Kevin J. Dooley (scientist) Kevin John Dooley (born ca 1961) is an American scholar, and Professor of Supply Chain Management at the W. P. Carey School of Business of the Arizona State University.
Larry Chickola Lawrence John Chickola (1964-) is an engineer known for designing roller coasters.
Larry Howell Dr. Larry L. Howell is a professor at Brigham Young University where his research focuses on compliant mechanisms including origami-inspired mechanisms, microelectromechanical systems, medical ...
Leon P. Alford Leon Pratt Alford (1877 – 1942) was an American mechanical engineer, organizational theorist, and administrator for the American Society of Mechanical Engineers.
Lester Allan Pelton Lester Allan Pelton was an American inventor who contributed significantly to the development of hydropower and hydroelectric power in the old West and world-wide.
Linus Yale, Jr. Linus Yale, Jr. was an American mechanical engineer and manufacturer, best known for his inventions of locks, especially the cylinder lock.
Lucia Liljegren Lucia Liljegren is an American mechanical engineer who has worked at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Aerospace Engineering at Iowa State University.
Mansoor Ijaz Mansoor Ijaz is an American hedge-fund manager and venture capitalist. He is founder and chairman of Crescent Investment Management Ltd, a New York investment firm since 1990 that operates a proprietary trading system, CARAT, developed by Ijaz in the late 1980s.
Margaret Ingels Margaret Ingels (October 25, 1892 – December 13, 1971) was an American engineer.
Mark Serrurier Mark Serrurier (190?-1988) is the son of Dutch-born electrical engineer, Iwan Serrurier, who created the Moviola in 1924 which became the technology used for film editing.
Maxime Faget Maxime Allen Faget (August 26, 1921 – October 9, 2004), better known as Max Faget, was the designer of the Mercury capsule, and contributed to the later Gemini and Apollo spacecraft ...
Metin Sitti Metin Sitti is a professor in Department of Electrical Engineering and Robotics Institute in Carnegie Mellon University.
Morris Llewellyn Cooke Morris Llewellyn Cooke (May 11, 1872- March 5, 1960) was an influential American engineer born in Carlisle, Pennsylvania.
Nicolas Minorsky Nicolas Minorsky (born Nikolai Fyodorovich Minorsky, Николай Федорович Минорский; Korcheva, Russian Empire – 31 July 1970, Italy) was a Russian American control theory mathematician and applied scientist.
Nikola Tesla Nikola Tesla (10 July 1856 – 7 January 1943) was a Serbian American inventor, electrical engineer, mechanical engineer, physicist, and futurist best known for his contributions to the desig...
Norman Sas Norman Anders Sas, was an American toy inventor, mechanical engineer and manufacturer who is best known for inventing electric football, a tabletop game popular from the late 1940s until the dev...
Only Won Only Won (born Baldwin Chiu, May 17, 1974 in San Francisco, California) is an American rapper, actor, and stunt performer.
Oscar E. Perrigo Charles Oscar Eugene Perrigo (1848 - March 1, 1923) was an American mechanical engineer, and early technical and management author.
Oscar J. Zuniga Oscar J. Zuñiga, Sr., was a registered professional engineer and land surveyor who played an important role in the construction of several residential neighborhoods in his native Laredo, Texas.
P. S. Ayyaswamy Portonovo S. Ayyaswamy is the Asa Whitney Professor of Dynamical Engineering at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, USA. He is known for his work on phase-change heat/mass transfer w...
Parviz Moin Parviz Moin (پرویز معین Parviz Mo'in born October 23, 1952, Tehran, Iran) is a fluid dynamicist.
Paul M. Naghdi Paul Mansour Naghdi (March 29, 1924 - July 9, 1994) was a professor of mechanical engineering at University of California, Berkeley.
Peter Riegel Peter Riegel is an American research engineer who developed a mathematical formula for predicting race times for runners and other athletes given a certain performance at another distance.
Ralph Carpenter Ralph Emerson Carpenter Jr. (October 6, 1909 – February 2, 2009) was a conservationist and Colonial furniture expert.
Ralph H. Kress Ralph H. Kress (1904 –) was an engineer who has been credited with designing off-road mining trucks.
Ramayya Krishnan Ramayya Krishnan is an Indian American Management and Information technology expert from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Raymond D. Mindlin Raymond David Mindlin (New York City, 17 September 1906 to 22 November 1987) was a mechanician who made seminal contributions to many branches of applied mechanics, applied physics, and engineer...
Richard H. Rice Richard Henry Rice (1863–1922) was an American mechanical engineer and inventor who is known for many patents related to improvements to the Corliss steam engine, and his partnership in founding...
Richard Passamaneck Dr. Richard Passamaneck is a Mechanical engineering senior lecturer at the Colorado School of Mines in Golden, Colorado.
Robert H. Roy Robert H. Roy was an American mechanical engineer and the former Dean of Engineering Science at Johns Hopkins University.
Robert H. Todd Robert (Bob) H. Todd (born 1942) as an American engineer and Emeritus Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Brigham Young University (BYU) and a fellow of the American Society for Engineering E...
Robert Henry Thurston Robert Henry Thurston (October 25, 1839 – October 25, 1903) was an American engineer, and the first Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Stevens Institute of Technology.
Robert M. Lightfoot, Jr. Robert M. Lightfoot, Jr. is the Associate Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.
Roderic Grupen Rod Grupen is a professor of Computer science and director of the Laboratory for Perceptual Robotics at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, Amherst.
Roger Boisjoly Roger Mark Boisjoly (April 25, 1938 – January 6, 2012) was an American mechanical engineer, fluid dynamicist, and an aerodynamicist who is best known for having raised objections to the lau...
Rohan Abeyaratne Rohan Abeyaratne (රොහාන් අබේරත්න)is a Sri Lankan born American academic and engineer.
Rufus Flint Rufus Flint was a professor of English and mathematics, University of Nicaragua, conducting early Central American biodiversity studies while enrolled at Cornell University.
Seth Lloyd Seth Lloyd (born 1960) is a professor of mechanical engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Shiv G. Kapoor Shiv Gopal Kapoor is the Grayce Wicall Gauthier Chair professor at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Simon Raab Simon Raab is an American contemporary artist, entrepreneur, inventor and scientist.
Stephen H. Crandall Stephen Harry Crandall (December 2, 1920- October 29, 2013) was a professor of Mechanical Engineering at MIT. He earned his master's degree in engineering at Stevens Institute of Technology in...
Steve Wereley Steve Wereley is Professor in Mechanical Engineering at Purdue University.
Steven D. Eppinger Steven D. Eppinger is an American engineer, and Professor of Management, Professor of Management Science and Innovation, and Professor of Engineering Systems at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, known for his work on product design and product development.
Suhas Patankar Suhas V. Patankar is an Indian American mechanical engineer.
Ted Belytschko Ted Bohdan Belytschko (born January 13, 1943) is an American mechanical engineer.
Thomas O. Perry Thomas Osborn Perry was a mechanical engineer, designer, and the original innovator of the all-metal windmill.
Walter Edwin Arnoldi Walter Edwin Arnoldi was an American engineer mainly known for the Arnoldi iteration, an eigenvalue algorithm used in numerical linear algebra.
Walter Pilkey Walter Pilkey (1936–2007) was a professor of mechanical engineering at University of Virginia.
Whitcomb L. Judson Whitcomb L. Judson (March 7, 1846 – December 7, 1909) was an American machine salesman, mechanical engineer and inventor.
William Arbegast William John Arbegast, Jr. (*11 April 1951 in Davenport, Iowa, † 28 November 2009 in Rapid City, South Dakota) was an American metallurgical engineer, mechanical engineer and friction stir weldi...
William F. Brown William F. Brown was an American welding engineer, professional engineer and magnetic pulse welding expert.
William Gurstelle William Gurstelle is an American nonfiction author, magazine writer, and inventor.
William J. Mitsch William Mitsch, born March 29, 1947 in Wheeling, West Virginia USA, is an ecosystem ecologist and ecological engineer who was co-laureate of the 2004 Stockholm Water Prize in August 2004 as a r...
William Staub William Edward Staub was an American mechanical engineer who invented and developed the first consumer treadmill for home use, the PaceMaster 600, during the late 1960s.
Willis Carrier Willis Haviland Carrier (November 26, 1876October 7, 1950) was an American engineer, best known for inventing modern air conditioning.
Worcester Reed Warner Worcester Reed Warner was an American mechanical engineer, entrepreneur, manager, astronomer, and philanthropist.
Y. Lawrence Yao Yixin Lawrence Yao is the department chair of Mechanical Engineering at Columbia University.
Zerah Colburn (locomotive designer) Zerah Colburn (January 13, 1832 – April 26, 1870) was an American engineer specialising in steam locomotive design, technical journalist and publisher.