Name: Roger Hill.
What he does: Designs software and devices for studying marine animals.
For whom: Wildlife Computers
"We only make instruments that further the understanding of animals to help with their conservation." Read more...Ash Nehru
Name: Ash Nehru.
What he does: Write software code that drive intricate interactive lighting displays.
For whom: United Visual Artists.
"Writing code is just as creative as painting a picture. You're figuring out ways to translate what's in your head into something real." Read more...Sigrid Close
Name: David Downey.
What he does: Designs and field tests high-tech fitness products.
For whom: Garmin International.
Downey's job requires him to compete in bike races, running races and triathlons in order to test prototype devices. Read more...Bruno Putzeys
Name: Bruno Putzeys.
What he does: Designs class-D amplifiers used in high-end audio components.
For whom: Hypex Electronics, Grimm Audio.
Putzeys is one of the world's top designers of class-D amplifiers, and the driving force behind their business. Read more...James Brown
Name: James Brown.
What he does: Works as an engineering test pilot for the F-22 Raptor stealth fighter.
For whom: Lockheed Martin.
"I get to fly one of the most powerful airplanes in the world. I'm a 53-year-old guy doing stuff teens dream about." Read more...Salinee Tavaranan
Name: Salinee Tavaranan.
What she does: Builds and installs solar panels and microhydropower turbines in refugee camps in Southeast Asia.
For whom: Border Green Team, a project of the non-profit Palang Thai.
"The most rewarding thing about this job is to be able to use my education to help people and to improve their lives." Read more...Ney Robinson Salvi dos Reis
Name: Ney Robinson Salvi dos Reis.
What he does: Head the robotics laboratory at an oil company's underwater technology division.
For whom: Brazil's state-owned oil company, Petrobas.
Reis wanders far beyond the lab to deploy his environmental monitoring robots out at sea and the rainforest. Read more...Steven Camelleri
Name: Steven Camelleri.
What he does: Designs super-efficient, environmentally-friendly motors.
For whom: In Motion Technologies, Melbourne, Australia.
"Everything we are doing is new - as in never been done or, in some cases, never ever been tried." Read more...Mark Schubin
Name: Mark Schubin.
What he does: Engineers live televised broadcasts.
For whom: The Metropolitan Opera in New York.
Schubin oversees the technical issues involved in high-definition cinemacasts, from how to upload audio and video feeds to telecommunication satellites to how to frame shots and shoot low-light scenes. Read more...Source: IEEE Spectrum Online, February 2008
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