Famous Civil Engineers - List of Famous Civil Engineers

Most individuals would find it difficult to think of a life where civil engineers do not exist. Whether it is building roads, buildings, sewage systems, dams, bridges or airports, one would have to think of a civil engineer almost immediately. However, not all civil engineers end up working in these large, well-paying capacities. Some engineers may even just work in the smaller aspects of civil engineering like designing or looking into the research process or might even specialize in departments like structural construction, environment or even transportation. As the population grows around the world, the need for more civil engineers arises. According to recent studies, it is estimated that in the near future, there will be a sudden escalation in civil engineering jobs around the world. While designing, constructing and operating mammoth infrastructure is a part of their job description, civil engineers are also required to boost the conditions of old and existing structures, while conforming to social and environmental policies and norms. Around the world, in order to become a civil engineer and in order to be able to practice in a particular department, a person would need to have a good higher-secondary degree and a degree in mathematics, engineering or the sciences. Here is a compilation of a list of famous mind body therapists, learn more fascinating facts and details about them with their biographies that include trivia, interesting facts, timeline and life history.

The Most Famous Civil Engineers

NameBirthdayNationalityBio
Isambard Kingdom BrunelApril 9, 1806BritishIsambard Kingdom Brunel was the English civil engineer who built the Great Western Railway
E. SreedharanJune 12, 1932IndianE
M. VisvesvarayaSeptember 15, 1860IndianM
Elmina WilsonSeptember 29, 1870AmericanElmina Wilson was the first woman to receive a four-year civil engineering degree (BSCE) from Iowa State University (ISU)
José Napoleón DuarteNovember 23, 1925SalvadoranJose Napoleon Duarte was the President of El Salvador from 1984 to 1989
Squire WhippleSeptember 16, 1804AmericanSquire Whipple was an American civil engineer, famously known as the ‘Father of Iron Bridge building in America’
Gustave EiffelDecember 15, 1832FrenchAlexandre Gustave Eiffel was a French civil engineer and architect who built the famous Eiffel Tower
Olive DennisNovember 20, 1885AmericanOlive Dennis was the first woman to become a member of the American Railway Engineering Association
John BradfieldDecember 26, 1867AustralianJohn Bradfield was an Australian engineer, who oversaw the design and building of ‘Sydney Harbour Bridge’
John SmeatonJune 8, 1724BritishJohn Smeaton was an English engineer famously known as the ‘Father of Civil Engineering’
Olive Dennis

Olive Dennis

Olive Dennis was the first woman to become a member of the American Railway Engineering Association

AmericanNovember 20, 1885165 views

Elmina Wilson

Elmina Wilson was the first woman to receive a four-year civil engineering degree (BSCE) from Iowa State University (ISU)

AmericanSeptember 29, 1870204 views

Nora Stanton Blatch Barney

Nora Stanton was the first woman to become a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers

AmericanSeptember 30, 1883154 views

Emily Warren Roebling

Emily Warren Roebling was a female engineer largely responsible for guiding construction of the Brooklyn Bridge

AmericanSeptember 23, 1843147 views

Gustave Eiffel

Alexandre Gustave Eiffel was a French civil engineer and architect who built the famous Eiffel Tower

FrenchDecember 15, 1832165 views

George Stephenson

George Stephenson was a British inventor who invented the first commercial locomotive and railways

BritishJune 9, 1781151 views

John Rennie the Elder

John Rennie was a Scottish civil engineer famous for building canals, harbours, and bridges

ScottishJune 7, 1761125 views

John Monash

John Monash was one of the most prominent leaders in World War I, who had exceptional organizational qualities

AustralianJune 27, 1865125 views

José Napoleón Duarte

Jose Napoleon Duarte was the President of El Salvador from 1984 to 1989

Valdas Adamkus

Valdas Adamkus is the former President of Lithuania