Tesla Consultants was named in honour of the Serbian/American inventor Nikola Tesla (1856-1943).
Although he held more than 700 patents, Nikola Tesla is sometimes referred to as the forgotten genius of the twentieth century. The SI unit for magnetic flux density is named after him.
He is best known as the inventor of the induction motor utilising the rotating magnetic field and the AC polyphase power transmission/distribution system, but his inventions also included:
- Radio (a US Supreme Court decision overruled a Marconi patent and awarded it to Tesla)
- Florescent and neon lighting
- The bladeless turbine
- Radio imaging (the precursor to radar)
- Tesla coil (used to produce high voltage, low current, high frequency AC electricity)