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  • John Rennie, the Elder, FRSE FRS (1761 - 1821)
    John Rennie the Elder FRSE FRS (7 June 1761 – 4 October 1821) was a Scottish civil engineer who designed many bridges, canals, and docks. Born the younger son of James Rennie, a farmer near Phantas...
  • Thomas Telford, FRS FRSE (1757 - 1834)
    Thomas Telford FRS, FRSE (9 August 1757 – 2 September 1834) was a Scottish civil engineer, architect and stonemason, and road, bridge and canal builder. Established himself as an engineer of road a...
  • Sebastian Ziani de Ferranti (1864 - 1930)
    Sebastian Pietro Innocenzo Adhemar Ziani de Ferranti (9 April 1864 – 13 January 1930) was a British electrical engineer and inventor. See -
  • Joseph Whitworth (1803 - 1887)
    Wikipedia Biographical Summary: "...Sir J oseph Whitworth , 1st Baronet (21 December 1803 – 22 January 1887) was an English engineer, entrepreneur, inventor and philanthropist. In 1841, he devised th...
  • Kenelm Lee Guinness MBE (1887 - 1937)
    Lt. Com. RNVR 1914-18 Royal Naval Officers' Campaign Medal Rolls 1914-1920 Guiness First Name: Kenelm Edward Lee Initials: K Surname: Guinness Nationality: British Rank: Lieutenant ...


An engineer is a professional practitioner of engineering, concerned with applying scientific knowledge, mathematics, and ingenuity to develop solutions for technical, societal and commercial problems. Engineers design materials, structures, and systems while considering the limitations imposed by practicality, regulation, safety, and cost. The word engineer is derived from the Latin words ingeniare ("to contrive, devise") and ingenium ("cleverness").

The work of engineers forms the link between scientific discoveries and their subsequent applications to human needs and quality of life.

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