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John Bowes

John Bowes’s biography, age, height, fact, career, awards, net worth, salary, income, family tree, personal life and life story.

Tony Martin (racing driver)

Tony Martin is a racing driver from Durban, South Africa. He won the Daytona 24 Hours in 1984 driving for Kreepy Krauly Racing, an all-South African team in a March 83G-Porsche. He shared the win with Sarel van der Merwe and Graham Duxbury.

Alexis Milette

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John G. Robinson

John George Robinson CBE, (30 July 1856 – 7 December 1943) was chief mechanical engineer of the Great Central Railway from 1900 to 1922.

John Charteris

Brigadier General John Charteris CMG, DSO (1877–1946) was a British general during the First World War. He was Sir Douglas Haig’s Chief of Intelligence at the British Expeditionary Force GHQ from 1915 to 1918.

John Carter (architect)

John Carter (1748-1817) was an English draughtsman and architect, an early advocate of the revival of Gothic architecture.

Melba Crawford

Melba M. Crawford is the Associate Dean of Engineering for Research and a Professor of Agronomy, Civil Engineering, and Electrical & Computer Engineering at Purdue University. As the Nancy Uridil and Francis Bossu Professor in Civil Engineering, her specialty is Geomatics Engineering.

Roger Lhermitte

Roger M. Lhermitte was a French meteorologist who “pioneered the development of meteorological Doppler radar.” His career extended from the 1950s until his death where he made numerous contributions to the field of Radar Meteorology resulting in over 100 publications and numerous patents.

John Brandon-Jones

John Brandon-Jones (18 September 1908 – 1 May 1999) was a British architect. His work was heavily influenced by the Arts and Crafts movement, of which he was a noted architectural historian.

John Bell (artillerist)

John Bell (1 March 1747 – 1 June 1798) was an English artillerist.
He was the eldest son of a hatter at Carlisle, Cumbria, where he was born. His father ruined himself in attempts to discover the longitude. In 1765 Bell joined the artillery. He served at Gibraltar and afterwards in England. He was at Southsea in 1782, and was an eye-witness of the foundering of the Royal George. He invented a plan for destroying the wreck, which was the same as one carried out by Colonel Pasley in 1839. He also invented the ‘sunproof’ for testing the soundness of guns, long in use in the royal arsenal; a ‘gyn’ called by his name, and a petard, of which there is a model in the Woolwich laboratory; a crane for descending mines; and a harpoon for taking whales (for the last two of which he received premiums from the Society of Arts); and an apparatus for rescuing shipwrecked mariners, said to be identical with that afterwards devised by Captain Manby. For this he received a premium from the Society of Arts of fifty guineas, and in 1815 the House of Commons voted £500 to his daughter (Mrs. Whitfield) in recognition of the same invention. In 1793 the Duke of Richmond gave him a commission as second-lieutenant in the artillery.

Henry Antone Dahl

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A. Terry Bahill

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Niranjan Shah

Niranjan Shah is the Co-Founder and Chairman of Globetrotters Engineering Corp, a full-spectrum consulting firm that offers architecture, engineering, construction management, permit plan reviews, facility and property management, and IT services. The organization is based in Chicago and now employs 250 talented professionals and handles dozens of projects. Niranjan Shah grew up in India and moved to the US in 1970. He earned his Master’s in Civil Engineering from the University of Mississippi. He began working for Globetrotters in 1974. Under his leadership, Globetrotters has completed major products for federal agencies that were published across in journals for research including the “Evelopment of Compaction Criteria for Coal Waste Embankments” utilized by the Department of Mines and “The Marginal Materials for Use in Low Volume Roads.” In addition to his career, Shah is passionate about philanthropy and giving back to the community. He supports to organizations such as Leading India’s Future Today (LIFT), Sister Cities International, and the Shah Center at McHenry County College. He is also involved in various boards around Chicago such as the Laboratory Schools of the University of Chicago and the Illinois Board of Regents which is associated with This serves as the governing board of Northern Illinois University, Illinois State University, and Sangamon State University. In 2006, he was recognized as a recipient of the Ellis Island Medal of Honor, a prestigious award that honors influential people. Shah was also presented with the Pravasi Bharatiya Samman Award of 2006 by the Government of India.

John Alexander Brodie

John Alexander Brodie (1858 – 1934) was a British civil engineer.
Brodie began his professional career in 1875 working in the Mersey Docks and Harbour Board engineering department under Chief Engineer George Fosbery Lyster, following this he set up a private consultancy and spent some time working in Spain. In 1889 he invented the goal net for use in football matches and he said that this was the invention of which he was the most proud. Brodie returned to Liverpool in 1898 as the city engineer suggesting several improvements for the town such as the UK’s first ring road, electric trams and the East Lancashire Road, the UK’s first intercity highway.
He was at the fore front of pre-fabricated housing technology promoting the use of pre-cast reinforced concrete slabs as a means of building houses quickly and cheaply, he presented an example of this technique to the Cheap Cottages Exhibition at Letchworth where many examples of this kind of building can be found to this day. The design attracted attention from across the world and he is known to have influenced Grosvenor Atterbury who used a similar technique to build the houses at Forest Hills Gardens.
Brodie was also interested in town planning and this was recognised in 1912 when he was asked to help select the site of and plan New Delhi. He visited India twice for this purpose and in 1931 was invited to the official opening ceremony by the Viceroy owing to the high regard that Edwin Lutyens, the chief planner had for him.

He served as president of the Institution of Civil Engineers between 1920 and 1921, becoming the first local authority engineer to receive the accolade. He was also an Associate Professor of Engineering at Liverpool University and vice-president of the Liverpool Self-Propelled Traffic Association which would later become a constituent of the Royal Automobile Club.
But Brodie’s greatest engineering achievement was undoubtedly the Mersey Tunnel completed in 1934 following nine years in the making. At the time of its construction it was the world’s longest underwater road tunnel, a title it held for 24 years, and remains to this day the UK’s largest municipal engineering project.
After his death in 1934 Liverpool City Council named Brodie Avenue in his honour. Brodie’s former Liverpool home, 28 Ullet Road, where he lived from 1858 to 1934 is commemorated with an English Heritage blue plaque.

Maryam Shanechi

Maryam M. Shanechi is a neuroengineer. She studies ways of decoding the brain’s activity to control brain-machine interfaces. She was honored as one of MIT Technology Review’s Innovators under 35 in 2014 and one of the Science News 10 scientists to watch in 2019. She is Assistant Professor and Viterbi Early Career Chair in Electrical and Computer Engineering at the Viterbi School of Engineering, and a member of the Neuroscience Graduate Program at the University of Southern California.

Harriett Barnhart Wimmer

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Beverly Wachsmuth

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Frederick Arthur Whitaker

Sir Frederick Arthur Whitaker KCB, DEng (17 July 1893 – 13 June 1968) was a British civil engineer. Although born in the Colony of Natal, he was educated in Liverpool and received a Master of Engineering degree from the University of Liverpool. Whitaker joined the Civil Engineer in Chief’s Department of the Admiralty at the age of 22 and spent much of the rest of his career there. His earlier work included Royal Navy bases in the United Kingdom, Jamaica, Malta and Singapore during the First World War and Interwar period. In 1934 he became Deputy Civil Engineer-In-Chief to the Admiralty, being promoted to Civil Engineer-In-Chief in 1940. Whitaker held that position for 14 years, which included most of the Second World War, and during that time was ultimately responsible for all of the Admiralty’s civil engineering projects. He retired from the Admiralty in 1954, becoming a partner for an engineering consultancy.

Sally Bould Stan

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Sylvia Shimberg Reay

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Lois Wilson Langhorst

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Mildred Grunau

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Ruth Virginia Eckart

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Virginia M. Herz Currie

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