Oberšmidt, Eugen (Sarajevo, December 30, 1913 - Zagreb, June 21, 1986), mechanical engineer, an expert in machine design and elements.
He graduated in mechanical engineering from the Technical High School in Prague in 1938, and he received his doctorate in 1974 after completing PhD dissertation. After completing his studies, he worked at the Českomoravská Kolben-Daněk (ČKD) factory in Prague, from 1939 as a constructor, plant engineer and workshop manager, and in 1945–47. as the manager of the company Đuro Đaković, Industry of locomotives, machines and bridges in Slavonski Brod (→ Đuro Đaković Group). From 1948 he was the head of the Production Plan of the General Directorate of the Metal Industry and in 1948–49. head of the planning sector of the Ivo Lola Ribar factory in Železnik in Belgrade. He was the manager of the mechanical processing plant at the Litostroj factory in Ljubljana (1949–51) and the technical manager → of the Steam Boiler Factory in Zagreb (1958–61). From 1961 he was a lecturer, from 1976 a full professor at the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Naval Architecture in Zagreb; he retired in 1984. He taught the course Elements of Machines and was for many years the head of the Department of Elements of Machines (1970–83).
He dealt with the field of construction, mechanical constructions and machine elements. He is one of the founders of the Society for Machine Elements and Construction. He is the author of the book Elements of Machines (1974), Gears and Power Transmission (1982–87), Fundamentals of Engineering Design - Technologically Correct Embodiment Design of Machine Parts (1983), Science of Engineering Design - Methodical Design and Construction Using Computers (1985).