Category Archives: Engineer

Antoine Henri Becquerel

Antoine Henri Becquerel (B) 1852, Paris, France (D) 1908, Le Croisic, France He was a French engineer, physicist, Nobel laureate, and the first person to discover evidence of radioactivity. For work in this field he, along with Marie Skłodowska-Curie and … Continue reading

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Robert William Thomson

Robert William Thomson,(B) 1822, Stonehaven, Kincardineshire, Scotland (D) 1873, Edinburgh Scotland He was a Scottish engineer and entrepreneur, inventor of the pneumatic tire. Rubber tires were invented long before automobiles. The first rubber tires were devised by Robert William Thomson … Continue reading

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Eli Whitney

Eli Whitney (B) 1765, Westborough, MA (D) 1825, New Haven, CT age 60 He was an American inventor best known for inventing the cotton gin. This was one of the key inventions of the Industrial Revolution and shaped the economy … Continue reading

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Willis Haviland Carrier

In the summer of 1902, a printer in Brooklyn, New York, was having trouble with color printing because the hot, humid weather was causing the paper on the presses to change size enough to cause distortions of printing. Willis Haviland … Continue reading

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Raye Jean Montague

Raye Jean Montague 1935-2018 age 83 She was an American naval engineer credited with creating the first computer-generated rough draft of a U.S. naval ship. She was the first female program manager of ships in the United States Navy. Raye … Continue reading

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Margaret Heafield Hamilton

Margaret Heafield Hamilton1936 age 82 years She is an American computer scientist, systems engineer, and business owner. She was Director of the Software Engineering Division of the MIT Instrumentation Laboratory, which developed on board flight software for the Apollo space … Continue reading

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George Church

George Church, 1954 age 65 He is an American geneticist, molecular engineer, and chemist. As of 2015, he is Robert Winthrop Professor of Genetics at Harvard Medical School and Professor of Health Sciences and Technology at Harvard and MIT and … Continue reading

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Jean-Marie Bastien

Jean-Marie Bastien-Thiry 1927-1963 age 35 He was a French Air Force lieutenant-colonel and military air-weaponry engineer. He was the creator of the Nord SS.10/SS.11 missiles. He attempted to assassinate 6.5 ft French President Charles de Gaulle on 22 August 1962, … Continue reading

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Operation Paperclip 

A group of 104 rocket scientists (aerospace engineers) at Fort Bliss, Texas  Operation Paperclip It was a secret program of the Joint Intelligence Objectives Agency(JIOA) largely carried out by Special Agents of Army CIC, in which more than 1,600 German … Continue reading

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SCHOENBRUNN PALACE I had the privilege of hosting a conference at the palace Between The Society of Automotive Engineers and the Austrian Engineering Society where the Chancler of Germany during WW II took place addressing the people on many occasions. … Continue reading

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