The Sir Frank Whittle Medal
The Sir Frank Whittle Medal is
named after Air Commodore Sir Frank Whittle OM KBE
FREng FRS HonFRAeS, father of the jet propulsion
The Medal is awarded
to an engineer, normally resident in the UK, for
outstanding and sustained achievement which has
contributed to the well-being of the nation.
The field of activity changes
annually and in 2013 the medal will be awarded for
Engineering Innovations in Manufacturing.
The call for nominations for the 2013 award has now closed. The winner(s) will be announced in 2013.
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 News Release]
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.
[2010 News Release]
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
[2009 News Release]
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 News Release]
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 News Release]
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 News Release]
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
[2005 News Release]
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.
[2004 News Release]
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.'
[2003 News Release]
Professor John Ffowcs
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’.
[2002 News Release]
Berners-Lee OBE FREng FRS
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’.
[2001 News Release]