Benno Mengele

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Benno Mengele (11 December 1898 in Zwettl, Lower Austria – 15 September 1971 in Vienna) was an Austrian electrical engineer.

Mengele studied from 1918 to 1923 at the Vienna University of Technology and worked from 1922 at the Austrian Siemens-Schuckert. He developed protective earthing and fault current, and in 1929 with Gustav Markt the overhead power line (bundle conductors) for high-voltage and ultrahigh-voltage power transmission. He also built the first hydrogen-cooled three-phase motor in Austria.[1] In 1965 he was awarded an honorary doctorate from the Vienna University of Technology.[2][3]


  1. ^ Benno Mengele
  2. ^ University Management: Honorary Doctors
  3. ^ This article incorporates information from the corresponding article in the German Wikipedia