Engineering plays an important role in our life and it is the way that we people can utilize the rules of the world to achieve things.
Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics and Biology shows us how the universe function. It gives all the instruction we require about how things are interacting, moving, bending, bubbling, blasting, etc. In this case, engineering is the only way for taking the guidelines and utilizing them to make the things that nature didn’t give us.
Considering to do Engineering?
Get inspired by these top engineers who have laid the foundations to what you could be studying:
1. Kumar Bhattacharyya:
Kumar Bhattacharyya, also known as Lord Bhattacharyya, CBE, FREng, FRS is an Anglo-Indian engineer, educator and government advisor. He was born on 6th June 1940, Dhaka. Bhattacharyya was graduated from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kharagpur in Mechanical Engineering. Later on he moved to Britain and studied at the University of Birmingham where he attained an MSc in Engineering Production and Management and a PhD in Engineering Production.
Kumar Bhattacharyya is the founder and leader of the Warwick Manufacturing Group (WMG) whose mission is to improve the competitiveness of industry through innovative collaborative research, educational and knowledge transfer programmes WMG employs over 300 staff with a similar number seconded from industry.
2. Franklin Chang Diaz:
Franklin Chang Diaz is a former NASA Astronaut. He was born on 5th April 1950, San Jose, Costa Rica. Chang Diaz graduated from Colegio De La Salle in San Jose, Costa Rica and from Hartford High School in Hartford, Connecticut. He had received a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Connecticut in 1973 and a Doctorate in Applied Plasma Physics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in 1977.
Chang Diaz was inducted into the NASA Astronaut Hall of Fame on May 5, 2012 in a ceremony that took place in the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex. Also, due to his career and scientific success, he has been decorated multiple times in Costa Rica and named Honor Citizen by the national legislature.
3. Steve Wozniak:
Stephen (Stephan) Gary “Steve” Wozniak, also known as “Woz” is an American innovator, electronic engineer, programmer and technology entrepreneur who co-founded Apple Inc. He was born on 11th August 1950, San Jose, California, United States.
A Silicon Valley icon and philanthropist, Steve Wozniak helped shape the computing industry with his design of Apple’s first line of products the Apple I and II and influenced the popular Macintosh.
He also founded the Electronic Frontier Foundation and was the founding sponsor of the Tech Museum, Silicon Valley Ballet and Children’s Discovery Museum of San Jose. Wozniak served as Chief Scientist for Fusion-io and is a published author with the release of his New York Times Best Selling autobiography, iWoz: From Computer Geek to Cult Icon, in September 2006 by Norton Publishing. Woz is currently Chief Scientist at Primary Data.
4. Elon Musk:
Elon Reeve Musk is a South African-born Canadian-American businessman, engineer and inventor. He was born on 28th June, 1971, Pretoria, Transvaal, South Africa.
At the age of 19, he was accepted into Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario for his undergraduate study. He had transferred to the University of Pennsylvania and he received a Bachelor of Science degree in Physics from its College of Arts and Sciences, at the age of 24. He also received a Bachelor of Science degree in economics from its Wharton School of Business.
Musk is the founder, CEO and CTO of SpaceX; Co-founder and chairman of SolarCity which provide solar panels for businesses all over the world ; Co-founder, CEO and product architect of Tesla Motors. Till now he had achieved 3 honorary doctorates, they are:
i) Honorary doctorate in Design from the Art Center College of Design
ii) Honorary doctorate (DUniv) in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Surrey
iii) Honorary doctorate of Engineering and Technology from Yale University
5. E. Sreedharan:
Elattuvalapil Sreedharan, also known as Metro Man. He is a retired Indian Engineering Service (IES) officer. He was born on 12th June 1932, Palakkad District, Kerala, India. He had completed Civil Engineering study from the Government Engineering College, Kakinada, Andhra Pradesh known as JNTUK.
He is known for his work Konkan Railway, Delhi Metro and other related Metro Rail Developments. He was awarded the Padma Vibhushan, Padma Shri, Chevalier de la Légion d’honneur, Lifetime Achievement award, several honorary doctorates, etc.
6. Elbert Leander “Burt” Rutan
Burt Rutan is an American aerospace engineer recognized for his Aircraft design. He was born on 17th June 1943, Estacada, Oregon, U.S. His interest of aircraft architecturing was already displayed in his early age. He started his education from California Polytechnic State University.
Rutan’s aircraft are regularly unique pieces and also have constantly demonstrated lightweight, solid and energy efficient. His most prominent works are Rutan Voyager – the primary plane to fly constant around the globe, SpaceShipOne, Virgin Atlantic GlobalFlyer, Rutan VariEze and Long-EZ, Scaled Composites founder.
7. Mylswamy Annadurai
Mylswamy Annadurai, a great scientist from the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) and currently serves as Director at ISRO Satellite Centre(ISAC), Bangalore. He was born on 2nd July 1958, Kothavadi, Tamil Nadu.
He has obtained Bachelors in Engineering degree from Government College of Technology, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India and completed his Masters Degree in Engineering from PSG College of Technology, Coimbatore and Ph.D from Anna University of Technology, Coimbatore Tamil Nadu in India. He was working as Program Director for the following missions: Chandrayaan I, Chandrayaan-2,Mangalyaan, Indian space program.
8. Larry Page
Birth name Lawrence Larry Page, is an American computer scientist and internet entrepreneur. He was born on 26th March 1973, East Lansing, Michigan, U.S. He is also a Co-founder of Google Inc. and an inventor of PageRank, Google’s best-known search ranking algorithm.
Larry holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer engineering from the University of Michigan and Master of Science in computer science from Stanford University. Currently he’s the CEO of Alphabet Inc.
9. Pranay Chulet
Pranay Chulet, is an Indian Entrepreneur and business executive. He was born on 1973, Rajasthan, India. He’s also a co-founder and CEO of Quikr, India’s largest online and mobile classifieds portal.
Pranay holds the Bachelor degree in Chemical Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology Delhi (IITD) and an MBA from Indian Institute of Management Calcutta (IIM-C).
10. Vijay Shekhar Sharma
Vijay Sharma is an Indian entrepreneur and founder of Paytm. He was born on 8th July 1973, Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh. He holds Bachelor degree in Electronics and Communications Engineering from Delhi College of Engineering presently, known as Delhi Technological University.
Vijay is also a founder of One97 Communications Limited which offered mobile content like news, cricket scores, ringtones, jokes and exam results. Now One97 Communications Limited is Paytm parent company. The unique part of his life is, he started college at the age of 15 and runs a billion dollar company at the age of 37. He’s also awarded as Honoris Causa Doctorate of Sciences (D.Sc.) Degree, Amity University Gurgaon, 2016.
To be a successful engineer one should be highly creative and possess trouble-shooting capabilities. It is a challenging profession, as engineers often have to operate under immense pressure, but it is also a very rewarding.