R. Buckminster Fuller
R. Buckminster Fuller was a renowned 20th century inventor. He is probably most known for the innovation of geodesic domes and what he termed "tensegrity," a structural principle based on the use of components in compression inside a net of continuous tension. He worked across fields to address global problems, tackling issues related to housing, shelter, transportation, education, energy, ecological destruction, and poverty. Throughout the course of his life, Fuller held 28 patents, authored 28 books, and received 47 honorary degrees.