The biennial prize will be awarded to an individual, based in the UK, for excellence in materials engineering demonstrated by the successful application of novel materials science and technology in practical engineering systems. A cash prize of £2,000 is made to the winner. 

The prize was established with kind support from the Worshipful Company of Armourers and Brasiers.


Nominations are now closed. 

All nominations are made via our online system:

Online nominations system




Professor Mohan Edirisinghe FREng

Department of Mechanical Engineering, University College London

Professor Mohan Edirisinghe FREng has spent his 25-year career developing new methods to manufacture advanced materials in response to industry requirements, in particular healthcare. As medical devices have become smaller, Professor Edirisinghe has developed novel techniques for producing materials at the micro- and nano-scale with features, such as bubbles and particles that are many times smaller than the width of a human hair.Mohan Edirisinghe has systematically and continuously pioneered both fundamental and user-inspired engineering research, leading to remarkable progress and international excellence in processing and forming advanced materials.

Armourers and Brasiers Prize - news release 2017