​Nominations are now closed for the 2019 Sir Frank Whittle Medal. 

All nominations are made via our online system. 

Online nominations system

The medal is awarded to an engineer, normally resident in the UK, whose sustained achievements have had a profound impact upon their engineering discipline. (Previously known as the Sustained Achievement Award.)



John Bartlett CBE FREng

Former Chairman - Mott, Hay and Anderson Consulting Engineers

Civil engineering pioneer John Bartlett CBE FREng, who designed the UK side of the Channel Tunnel, has become the latest recipient of one of the Royal Academy of Engineering’s highest accolades, the Sir Frank Whittle Medal, in recognition of his outstanding contributions to tunnel design and construction.

Sir Frank Whittle Award 2018 - news release