List of researchers in underwater diving

Summary

This is a listing of researchers who have produced notable developments relating to the science and technology of underwater diving. Divers who have become notable due to their exploits are not listed here, unless they have published research findings. For these, see List of underwater divers.

Researchers and inventors of diving technology

  • Georges Beuchat – French inventor, diver and businessman (1910-1992)
  • Jacques-Yves Cousteau – French explorer, conservationist, filmmaker, and inventor; inventor of scuba-diving apparatus (1910-1997)
  • Robert Davis (inventor) – English inventor and manufacturer of underwater breathing apparatus (1870–1965)
  • Ted Eldred – Australian inventor of the single hose diving regulator (1920-2005)
  • Luigi Ferraro (naval officer) – Officer of the Royal Italian Navy and pioneer of Italian submarine warfare (1914-2006)
  • Émile Gagnan – French engineer and co-inventor of the open circuit demand scuba regulator (1900-1979)
  • Graham Hawkes – British marine engineer and designer of deep submersibles (1947-)
  • Christian J. Lambertsen – American environmental and diving medicine specialist (1917-2011)
  • Phil Nuytten – Canadian deep-ocean explorer, scientist, and inventor of the Newtsuit (1941-)
  • Teseo Tesei – Italian naval officer and pioneering military diver (1909-1941)

Researchers in diving medicine and physiology

Researchers in decompression theory

  • C. Balestra
  • R. Ball (c1995)
  • E. E. P. Barnard
  • Bruce Bassett (c1985)
  • A. Baz
  • Albert R. Behnke – US Navy physician and diving medicine researcher (1903-1992)
  • Thomas E. Berghage
  • Paul Bert – French zoologist, physiologist and politician (1833-1886)
  • Jef Biard
  • George F. Bond – US Navy physician and diving medicine and saturation diving researcher (1915-1983)
  • M. Bontoux
  • A. E. Boycott
  • Robert Boyle – Anglo-Irish natural philosopher, chemist, physicist, and inventor (1627-1691)
  • Alf O. Brubakk (c2003).
  • Albert A. Bühlmann – Swiss physician and decompression researcher (1923-1994)
  • M. E. Burkard
  • W. P. Butler (c2004).
  • J. Conkin
  • G. C. C. Damant
  • B. G. D'Aoust
  • David J. Doolette (c2007)
  • R. G. Dunford
  • Carl Edmonds
  • Yvon Fauvel
  • William Paul Fife – US Air Force officer and hyperbaric medicine researcher (1917-2008)
  • Edward T Flynn (c1982)
  • P. Germonpre
  • Wayne A. Gerth (c2007)
  • F. Campbell Golding (c1960)
  • M. W. Goodman
  • Desmond F. Gorman (1988).
  • D. J. Graves
  • P. Griffiths
  • John Scott Haldane – Scottish physiologist and decompression researcher (1860-1936)
  • Robert William Hamilton Jr. – American physiologist and researcher in hyperbaric physiology. (1930-2011)
  • R. A. Hansen (c1930's)
  • J. A. Hawkins
  • H. V. Hempleman (c1972)
  • Tom R. Hennessy (c1988)
  • Leonard Erskine Hill – British physiologist and diving physiology researcher (1866-1952)
  • Brian Andrew Hills – Physiologist who worked on decompression theory (1934-2006)
  • J. Himm (c1995)
  • D. C. Hoffman (c1986)
  • J. How
  • Louis D. Homer (c1995)
  • Ernst Felix Immanuel Hoppe-Seyler – German physiologist and chemist (1825-1895)
  • Karl E. Huggins
  • J. Hugon
  • J. Idicula
  • J. P. Imbert
  • E. Kay (c1999).
  • F. J. Keays (c1909).
  • D. J. Kidd
  • Eric P. Kindwall
  • Joseph Kisslo
  • Christian J. Lambertsen – American environmental and diving medicine specialist (1917-2011)
  • Michael A. Lang
  • Edward H. Lanphier
  • G. Lauchner
  • Hugh LeMessurier
  • Alfred Le Roy de Méricourt (c1868)
  • E. N. Lightfoot
  • J. Mahoney (c1982)
  • A. Marroni
  • Simon J. Mitchell – New Zealand physician and author on diving medicine (b1958)
  • Charles Momsen – American pioneer in submarine rescue for the United States Navy (1896-1967)
  • Richard E. Moon (c1998).
  • T. S. Neuman
  • Ronald Y. Nishi
  • Timothy R. O’Leary
  • D Paris
  • E. C. Parker
  • W. D. M. Paton
  • A. Pearce
  • Pol
  • Neal W. Pollock – Canadian researcher in diving physiology and hyperbaric medicine
  • M. R. Powell
  • J. A. Quinn (c1973)
  • Jean-Yves Redureau
  • R. E. Rogers
  • Charles Wesley Shilling – US Navy physician and decompression and hyperbaric medicine researcher (1901-1994)
  • V. Schrotter (c1906)
  • A, Seireg
  • Paul J. Sheffield
  • Dr. Andrew Smith (c1873)
  • M. P. Spencer (c1981)
  • George D. Stillson (c1912)
  • R. A. Stubbs (c1984)
  • S. S. Survanshi
  • H. Swanson
  • P. Tikuisis
  • Jacques Triger – French geologist who invented the pressurised caisson (1801-1867)
  • Jean-Noël Trucco
  • Edward D. Thalmann – American hyperbaric medicine specialist and decompression researcher (1945-2004)
  • Donna M. Uguccioni (c1984)
  • Hugh D. Van Liew
  • Richard D. Vann – American academic and consultant at Divers Alert Network
  • James Vorosmarti Jr
  • D. N. Walder
  • Watelle (c1847)
  • Paul K. Weathersby
  • R. K. Webb
  • D. West
  • R. White
  • Bruce Wienke (c1999)
  • Robert D. Workman – U.S. Navy chief of chaplains (c1965)
  • O. D. Yarborough (c1937)
  • Donald E. Yount
  • N. Zuntz (c1897)

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