|Isambard Kingdom Brunel|
5 Great Engineers:
- Isambard Kingdom Brunel - dockyards; railways; steamships; bridges; tunnels... need we go on?
- Robert Stephenson - him of Rocket fame; the father of the railways and bridge-builder extraordinaire.
- James Watt - according to Him Outdoors, Watt's improvements to the Newcomen Steam Engine were fundamental to the Industrial Revolution.
- J. Robert Oppenheimer - for better or worse, his work on the Manhattan Project changed our lives in unforeseeable ways.
- Charles Babbage - credited with inventing the first mechanical computer, he revolutionised modern technology.