Great People in Electrical Engineering

People Who Helped Power the World

The names of important electrical units like Volts, Amps and Ohms weren’t pulled out of the sky, they are named after the important people who discovered them! Electrical & Electronic Engineering has a vast number of notable notables, but we at Remke would like to take a moment and focus on 3 people who contributed greatly to the advancement of the industry. Enjoy!

Alessandro Volta (1745-1827, Italy)

Alessandro was a pioneer in the field of electricity, in fact the SI unit of electric potential (the Volt) was named after him!

Georg Simon Ohm (1789 – 1854, Germany)

Georg was a mathematician and a physicist. The SI unit of electrical resistance was named after him as the Ohm.

Nikola Tesla (1856 – 1943, b. Croatia, d. New York)

Nikola Tesla was a pioneer in the field of high-tension electricity. The SI unit of magnetic flux density was named after him as the Tesla (T). He made many discoveries and inventions of great value to the development of radio transmission and to the field of electricity.

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