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President's Medal

The Medal is awarded to a Fellow of the Academy who has contributed significantly to the Academy's aims and work through initiative in promoting excellence in engineering. One medal will be awarded at the end of a President’s term.

Nominations for the 2014 prize are now closed. The winner(s) will be announced in 2014.

Recipients

2013

Picture of Terry Hill CBE FREng

Terry Hill CBE FREng
Chair of Arup’s Board of Trustees

The award was made in recognition of his significant and far-reaching contribution to the sector, his having supported UK engineering around the world and promoting excellence in engineering education.

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2011

Picture of Professor Anthony Kelly CBE DL FREng FRS

Professor Anthony Kelly CBE DL FREng FRS
Fellow, Churchill College Cambridge

Recognising him for having founded and developed the field of strong solids made from composite materials, now extensively used in industry. He is widely regarded as the “Father of Composite Materials”.

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2009

Picture of Sir Alan Rudge CBE FREng FRS with President's medal

Sir Alan Rudge CBE FREng FRS
Chairman, The ERA Foundation

Recognising him for his personal contributions as an engineer, as an engineering industrialist through his inspirational and unselfish leadership role in the furtherance of engineering and industry in the UK.

 

2007

Picture of Rolls Royce plc with President's medal

Rolls Royce plc

Rolls-Royce became the first company to receive the President’s Medal for particular initiative in promoting excellence in engineering.

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2006

Picture of Sir David Davies CBE FREng FRS with President's medal

Sir David Davies CBE FREng FRS
Chairman, The Hazards Forum

In recognition of his consistent positioning of engineering at the highest levels in the UK throughout his distinguished career.

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2005

Jonathan Ive
Vice-President of Industrial Design at Apple

"in recognition of his outstanding achievements in engineering design and in particular in the design of the iPod, which represents the very best of human interface engineering"

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2004

Picture of Jim Eyre with President's medal

Jim Eyre
Partner/Director, Wilkinson Eyre Architects

"in recognition of his outstanding contribution to architectural and engineering design, particularly in respect of his successful and distinguished bridge designs"

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2000

HRH Prince Philip with his medal and Sir David Davis

HRH Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh
Senior Fellow of The Royal Academy of Engineering

‘in recognition of his drive and enthusiasm, in creating The Academy 25 years ago and his staunch promotion and support both of The Academy itself and of engineering in general’.

HRH Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh receives the 2000 President's Medal from Sir David Davies. As a special tribute to the Senior Fellow, the medal was struck in fine gold.

1998

Mr Keith Duckworth with his medal and Sir David DavisMr Keith Duckworth
OBE

Life President, Co-founder and past Chairman, Cosworth Engineering Ltd

‘in recognition of his contribution to engineering excellence by his outstanding leadership as co-founder of Cosworth Engineering Limited, a world class company in motor racing engine technology’.

1995

Sir William Stewart with his medal and William BarlowSir William Stewart
FRS FRSE

latterly Chief Scientific Adviser
Cabinet Office and Head of the Office of Science and Technology

‘in recognition of his outstanding leadership in public administration, particularly in science, engineering and technology’.

1994

Lord Phillips of Ellesmere
FRS

latterly Chairman of the Advisory Board for the Research Councils

‘in recognition of his outstanding contribution over many years to the direction of research in science and engineering’.

1993

Sir Neil Cossons receiving his medalSir Neil Cossons
OBE

Director of the Science Museum

‘in recognition of his outstanding contribution and dedication over many years to the collection and preservation of the United Kingdom's engineering and technological heritage, and his inspired promotion of engineering to the public’.

1990

Lord Lloyd of Kilgerran receiving his medalThe Rt Hon Lord Lloyd of Kilgerran
CBE QC

President, The Foundation for Science and Technology

‘in recognition of his outstanding contribution to engineering through his work over many years on intellectual property and its protection, and his leadership as Chairman and then President of the Foundation for Science and Technology achieving national and European repute’.

1988

Lord Sainsbury of Turville receiving his medalMr David Sainsbury
HonFREng

(now Lord Sainsbury of Turville)

He is 'The Settlor of the Gatsby Charitable Foundation' and the award was ‘in recognition of The Gatsby Charitable Foundation's important initiative for encouraging excellence in British Engineering by the provision of The Sainsbury Management Fellowships for Engineers, which fund young engineers of high potential to undertake business courses at prestigious schools overseas’.

1987

Sir Richard Wakeford receiving his medalAir Marshal Sir Richard Wakeford
KCB LVO OBE AFC

Chairman of Trustees, the MacRobert Trusts

‘in recognition of the Trust's long-standing encouragement of excellence in British Engineering’.

 

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