John H. Lienhard, founding author and voice of The Engines of Our Ingenuity, is a
of Mechanical Engineering and History at the University
of Houston. He received BS and MS degrees from Oregon State College and the University of
Washington, his PhD from the University of California at Berkeley, and he holds two
honorary doctorates. He is known for his research in the thermal sciences as well as in
cultural history. He is an Honorary Member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers
and a member of the National Academy of Engineering.