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Imhotep (2650 BC -2600 BC), Egyptian: designed the Pyramid of Djoser under Pharaoh Djoser; use of columns in architecture.

Archimedes of Syracuse (287 BC – 212 BC), Greek: is believed to setting enemy ships on fire using an array of mirrors; the Archimedes' screw, used for pumping water.

Leonardo Da Vinci (1452 – 1519), Italian: invented of the parachute.

Thomas Savery (1650 – 1715), English: invented an early steam engine.

John Smeaton (1724 – 1792), English: designed the third Eddystone Lighthouse (1755–59); pioneered the use of 'hydraulic lime' (a form of mortar which will set under water) and developed a technique involving dovetailed blocks of granite in the building of the lighthouse.

James Watt (1736 – 1819), Scottish: improvements to the Newcomen steam engine.

Charles Bage (1751–1822), English: designed the first ever iron framed building, the Ditherington Flax Mill, located in the outskirts of Shrewsbury town centre, built between 1796 and 1797.

Joseph Aspdin (1778 – 1855), British: patented Portland cement in 1824.

Sir George Cayley (1773 – 1857), English: theorized the concept of the modern aeroplane as a fixed-wing flying machine with separate systems for lift, propulsion, and control.

Joseph-Louis Lambot (1814 - 1887), French: the inventor of ferro-cement, the precursor of reinforced concrete.

Nikolaus Otto (1832 - 1891), German: inventor of the first internal-combustion engine to efficiently burn fuel directly in a piston chamber.

Rudolf Diesel (1858 – 1913), German: invented the diesel engine in 1893.

Gustave Eiffel (1832 – 1923), French: designed the Eiffel Tower, built 1887–1889 for the 1889 Universal Exposition in Paris, France.

Willard Gibbs (1839 – 1903), American: awarded the first PhD in engineering in the United States at Yale University in 1863.

Joseph Monier (1823 - 1906), French: one of the principal inventors of reinforced concrete.

Benjamin Baker (1840 – 1907) English, Sir John Fowler (1817 – 1898) English, and William Arrol (1839–1913) Scottish: built the Forth Bridge, using steel, in 1889.

Francois Hennebique (1842 – 1921), French: pioneered reinforced-concrete construction.

Wright brothers: Orville (1871 – 1948) and Wilbur (1867 – 1912), Americans: invented the first successful airplane and performed the first controlled, powered and sustained heavier-than-air human flight, on December 17, 1903.

Henry Ford (1863 – 1947), American: founder of Ford Motor Company; assembly line and mass production.

Hardy Cross (1885–1959), American: developer of the moment distribution method for structural calculation of large buildings.

Eugene Freyssinet (1879 – 1962), French: pioneered prestressed concrete.

Fazlur Khan (1929 - 1982), Bangladeshi: Father of tubular design for skyscraper construction.

John Fleetwood Baker (1901 – 1985), British: plastic theory of structural analysis: the Morrison Shelter.


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