Recognises an outstanding and demonstrated personal contribution to UK engineering, which results in successful market exploitation, by an engineer with less than 22 years in full-time employment or equivalent, who will normally be Chartered. (Any career breaks will be appropriately considered by the Committee.)

Consideration will be given where an equal contribution has been made by more than one person, in which case, a joint award of two medals may be justified.

Nominations that do not win the medal will remain before the Awards Committee for the succeeding two years unless barred by the requisite number of years in full time employment/equivalent.

Up to four medals may be awarded in any one year.

2016 Winners
  • Dr Damian Gardiner, Research Scientist/Business Development Manager, Johnson Matthey
  • Dr Demis Hassabis, Vice President Engineering, Google
  • Professor Tong Sun, Professor of Sensor Engineering, City University London

News: Star engineers to receive prestigious Academy Silver Medals

Events: Academy Awards Dinner 2016



Dr Susannah Clarke

Co-founder of Embody Orthopaedics and pioneer of new medical techniques using 3D printing

Dr Don Syme

Principal Researcher at Microsoft Research, Cambridge, and creator of the F# computer programming language

Dr Andy Ward

Founder and Chief Technology Officer at UbiSense, developing intelligent location systems for smart factories