This medal was commissioned by HRH The Prince Philip Duke of Edinburgh KG KT, Senior Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering, for exceptional contributions to engineering through practice, management or education.
The medal is awarded biennially to an engineer of any nationality who has made an exceptional contribution to engineering as a whole through practice, management or education.
This medal was commissioned by the Senior Fellow Prince Philip, who was instrumental in the establishment of the Royal Academy of Engineering.
Dr Asad Madni FREng
Dr Madni was recognised for his decades’ long career developing and commercialising intelligent sensors and systems across the aerospace, manufacturing and transportation industries.
Dr Madni served as President, COO and CTO of BEI Technologies Inc between 1992 to 2006, during which time the organisation became the world's largest independent supplier of yaw sensors for cars. He pioneered some of BEI’s most noteworthy technical successes including the Quartz MEMS GyroChip® - an industry-first - which is used worldwide for guidance, navigation and control in more than 90 types of aircraft and more than 80 models of passenger cars for automotive stability and rollover protection.
He also led the development of the control system for Hubble Space Telescope's star selector. While the new James Webb telescope has now made huge advances, Hubble’s control system paved the way with unprecedented pointing accuracy and stability, resulting in truly remarkable images that have enhanced our understanding of the universe.
The global impact of Dr Madni’s pioneering technical contributions has been recognised worldwide with more than 100 major international honours, six honorary doctorate degrees and six honorary professorships. Dr Madni has delivered lectures in more than 40 countries.
Bob Stuart - Audio engineer
Bob Stuart is awarded the Prince Philip Medal for his exceptional contribution to audio engineering which has changed the way we listen to music and experience films. He has dedicated his professional career to the pursuit of high-quality audio, starting two successful UK businesses with innovations in the digital coding of music to make it shareable without loss of quality.
Lucien Bronicki - Former Chairman and CTO of Ormat Industries Ltd
Lucien Bronicki has received the 2018 Royal Academy of Engineering Prince Philip Medal for his outstanding work in developing new technologies to harness the earth’s geothermal power.Geothermal energy is a clean, virtually emissions-free, renewable energy resource. Lucien Bronicki’s pioneering work on organic fluid based powerplants has been critical for the development of the industry, enabling lower temperature energy sources to be tapped.