2014

Professor Peter Wells CBE FREng FRS FMedSci FLSW MAE

Distinguished Research Professor, School of Engineering, Cardiff University

Awarded for his outstanding achievements in medical engineering over six decades. He pioneered the development of ultrasonics as a diagnostic and surgical tool, which has revolutionised clinical practice.

2014 Sir Frank Whittle Award

 

2013

Professor Lin Li FREng

Head of the Manufacturing Research Group and Director of the Laser Processing Research Centre, The University of Manchester

Awarded for his outstanding and sustained research achievements for engineering innovations in manufacturing that have directly benefited the UK economy.

2013 Sir Frank Whittle Medal news release

 

2012

Dan Chambers, Co-founder and Director of Draft Wheelchairs Ltd

Dan Chambers was awarded the medal for his 15 years' experience of product design, innovation and manufacture of specialised sports equipment such as racing wheelchairs and hand-cycles built to suit each elite athlete's unique physical needs.

2012 Sir Frank Whittle Medal news release

 

2010

Professor Sir Richard Feachem KBE CBE FREng

Sir Richard was awarded the 2010 medal for his engineering-based approach to managing aid and controlling some of the most virulent diseases.

2011 Sir Frank Whittle Medal news release

 

2009

Professor Sir Michael Brady FREng FRS

Sir Michael won this medal for his contributions to medical analysis and in particular for taking theoretical inputs through to clinical applications and to successful commercial exploitation.

2009 Sir Frank Whittle Medal news release

 

2008

Peter Head OBE FREng

Arup Director Peter Head has been awarded the Sir Frank Whittle Medal for his efforts to deliver an environmentally sustainable built environment in a rapidly urbanising world.

2008 Sir Frank Whittle Medal news release

 

2007

Mike Glover FREng

Arup Director Mike Glover has won this year’s prestigious Royal Academy of Engineering Sir Frank Whittle Medal for his achievement in the planning, design and construction of the Channel Tunnel Rail Link Project (CTRL).

2007 Sir Frank Whittle Medal news release

 

2006

Michael Ramsay

Michael Ramsay pioneered the TiVo technology that is changing the world of home entertainment - the culmination of a lifetime of innovation in computer graphics, workstations and consumer software technologies.

2006 Sir Frank Whittle Medal news release

 

2005

Peter John Lawrenson

Peter John Lawrenson, Emeritus Professor, Department of Electrical Engineering, University of Leeds has won this year's prestigious Royal Academy of Engineering Sir Frank Whittle Medal.

2005 Sir Frank Whittle Medal news release

 

2004

Professor Ian Young OBE FREng FRS

Professor Young, one of the pioneers of the diagnostic engineering technology Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), has won this year’s prestigious Royal Academy of Engineering Sir Frank Whittle Medal.

 

2003

Professor Roland Clift OBE FREng

Distinguished Professor of Environmental Technology and Director, Centre for Environmental Strategy, University of Surrey

'for his leading role in developing the holistic life cycle assessment of products - cradle to grave analysis - and the recognition of environmental and social issues.'

 

2002

Professor John Ffowcs Williams FREng

Rank Professor of Engineering (Acoustics)
University of Cambridge

‘for contributions to the foundations and applications of Aeroacoustics, which have enabled dramatic reductions in the noise of aircraft and submarines’.

 

2001

Professor Tim Berners-Lee OBE FREng FRS

3Com Founders
Professor, MIT
Director, World Wide Web Consortium

‘for creating the World Wide Web, which in just ten years has connected millions of people all over the world, enabling them to work together, trade and manage information in real time’.