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1. technologist  (noun) 
a person who uses scientific knowledge to solve practical problems

  Also known as: engineer, applied scientist

  More Specific:
aeronautical engineer - an engineer concerned with the design and construction of aircraft
aerospace engineer - an engineer of aircraft and space vehicles
army engineer / military engineer - a member of the military who is trained in engineering and construction work
automotive engineer - an engineer concerned with the design and construction of automobiles
civil engineer - an engineer trained to design and construct and maintain public works (roads or bridges or harbors etc.)
electrical engineer - a person trained in practical applications of the theory of electricity
marine engineer / naval engineer - a naval officer responsible for the operation and maintenance of the ship''s engines
mechanical engineer - a person trained to design and construct machines
metallurgist / metallurgical engineer - an engineer trained in the extraction and refining and alloying and fabrication of metals
mining engineer - an engineer concerned with the construction and operation of mines
programmer / computer programmer / coder / software engineer - a person who designs and writes and tests computer programs
rocket engineer / rocket scientist - an engineer who builds and tests rockets
surveyor - an engineer who determines the boundaries and elevations of land or structures
Daimler / Gottlieb Daimler - German engineer and automobile manufacturer who produced the first high-speed internal combustion engine (1834-1900)
Diesel / Rudolf Diesel / Rudolf Christian Karl Diesel - German engineer (born in France) who invented the diesel engine (1858-1913)
Donkin / Bryan Donkin - English engineer who developed a method of preserving food by sterilizing it with heat and sealing it inside a steel container--the first tin can (1768-1855)
Eiffel / Alexandre Gustave Eiffel - French engineer who constructed the Eiffel Tower (1832-1923)
Fuller / Buckminster Fuller / R. Buckminster Fuller / Richard Buckminster Fuller - United States architect who invented the geodesic dome (1895-1983)
Goethals / George Washington Goethals - United States army officer and engineer who supervised the construction of the Panama Canal (1858-1928)
Junkers / Hugo Junkers - German aircraft engineer who designed the first all-metal airplane (1859-1935)
Kettering / Charles Kettering / Charles Franklin Kettering - United States electrical engineer who made numerous automotive improvements (including the electric starter) (1876-1958)
Leonardo / Leonardo da Vinci / da Vinci - Italian painter and sculptor and engineer and scientist and architect
Roebling / John Roebling / John Augustus Roebling - United States engineer (born in Germany) who designed and began construction of the Brooklyn bridge (1806-1869)
Shannon / Claude Shannon / Claude E. Shannon / Claude Elwood Shannon - United States electrical engineer who pioneered mathematical communication theory (1916-2001)
Siemens / Karl Wilhelm Siemens / Sir Charles William Siemens - engineer who was a brother of Ernst Werner von Siemens and who moved to England (1823-1883)
Sperry / Elmer Ambrose Sperry - United States engineer and inventor of the gyrocompass (1860-1930)
Trevithick / Richard Trevithick - English engineer who built the first railway locomotive (1771-1833)
Watson / Thomas Augustus Watson - United States telephone engineer who assisted Alexander Graham Bell in his experiments (1854-1934)
Watt / James Watt - Scottish engineer and inventor whose improvements in the steam engine led to its wide use in industry (1736-1819)

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