​Nominations are now closed for the 2020 Sir Frank Whittle Medal. 

All nominations are made via our online system. 

Online nominations system

Named after Britain’s jet engine genius, the Sir Frank Whittle Medal is awarded to an engineer resident in the UK whose outstanding and sustained achievements have had a profound impact on their engineering discipline.

Recipients

2019

Robert Benaim

Founder, Robert Benaim & Associates

Eminent civil engineer Robert Benaim this month receives one of the Royal Academy of Engineering’s highest accolades, the Sir Frank Whittle Medal, in recognition of his lifetime achievements, leading a step-change in prestressed concrete structures and improving the way in which consultants and contractors work together.

Sir Frank Whittle Award 2019- news release

2018

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, was the 2018 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