Famous Electrical Engineers - List of Famous Electrical Engineers

Electrical engineering may refer to a particular branch of engineering that is related to the study of electricity, electromagnetism, the designing of circuitry equipment, machine control, power generation and electronics. Electrical engineering became a subject of academic interest to the scientific community, during the 17th century and one of the first electrical engineers known to the world was, William Gilbert. This field basically refers to the practical applications of electricity, which evolved and intensified during the 19th century, after commercialization. Electrical engineering coves a wide spectrum of other branches like, digital computer technologies, signal processing, telecommunications, power engineering, control systems and electronic engineering among many others. The field of electrical engineering also has many sub-disciplines and some of them include, power engineering, control engineering, radio frequency engineering, electronic engineering, microelectronics and instrumentation engineering among many others. The field of electrical engineering is one of the most challenging, rapidly growing and exciting fields to work in or study, as it has proven to make a significant impact in the modern society. Here is a list of the world’s most famous electrical engineers, learn more fascinating facts and details about them with their biographies that include trivia, interesting facts, timeline and life history.

The Most Famous Electrical Engineers

NameBirthdayNationalityBio
Satya NadellaAugust 19, 1967AmericanSatya Nadella is the current CEO of Microsoft
Nikola TeslaJuly 10, 1856AmericanNikola Tesla was a Serbian-American inventor, best known for his development of alternating current electrical systems
Paul DiracAugust 8, 1902BritishPaul Dirac was an English theoretical physicist known for his contributions to quantum mechanics and quantum electrodynamics
John Logie BairdAugust 13, 1888British, ScottishJohn Logie Baird was a Scottish engineer and is known as ‘The Father of Television’
Edith ClarkeFebruary 10, 1883AmericanEdith Clarke was the first woman to earn an electrical engineering degree from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
Jerry YangNovember 6, 1968AmericanJerry Yang is a Taiwanese-American internet entrepreneur, best known as the co- founder, and the former CEO of Yahoo! Inc
Ray TomlinsonApril 23, 1941AmericanRaymond Tomlinson was an American computer programmer who was for long credited as the inventor of the email
Jeff BezosJanuary 12, 1964AmericanJeff Bezos is the founder and CEO of Amazon.com
Elon MuskJune 28, 1971Canadian, South African, AmericanThe famous entrepreneur, engineer-innovator, Elon Musk is known for his pro-environment inventions like the electricity powered sports car ‘Tesla Roadster’
Amar BoseNovember 2, 1929AmericanAmar Bose was an engineer and innovator who founded the Bose Corporation known for its high quality audio systems
Godfrey Hounsfield

Godfrey Hounsfield

Sir Godfrey Newbold Hounsfield was an electrical engineer from England who developed the diagnostic technique of X-ray computed tomography

BritishAugust 28, 191978 views

Dennis Gabor

Dennis Gabor was a Hungarian-born British electrical engineer and physicist, best known for inventing holography

HungarianJune 5, 1900125 views

Ray Tomlinson

Raymond Tomlinson was an American computer programmer who was for long credited as the inventor of the email

AmericanApril 23, 1941188 views

Edith Clarke

Edith Clarke was the first woman to earn an electrical engineering degree from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

AmericanFebruary 10, 1883191 views

An Wang

An Wang was a Chinese-American computer engineer and inventor, who did formidable work in the field of magnetic core memory

ChineseFebruary 7, 1920119 views

Alexander Graham Bell

Alexander Graham Bell was a Scottish-American scientist and inventor, referred to as ‘Father of the Telephone’

CanadianMarch 3, 1847120 views

Garrett Camp

Garrett Camp is a Canadian entrepreneur who co-founded StumbleUpon and Uber

CanadianOctober 4, 1978148 views

Jack Kilby

Jack Kilby was an American electronic engineer who received the Nobel Prize for his invention of the integrated circuit

John Logie Baird

John Logie Baird was a Scottish engineer and is known as ‘The Father of Television’

BritishAugust 13, 1888197 views

Satya Nadella

Satya Nadella is the current CEO of Microsoft

AmericanAugust 19, 19674,033 views