Previous winners 2005 - 2013
2013: Dr H Peter Jost CBE
Awarded for his vision and achievements in tribology, the science and engineering of interacting moving surfaces, sixty years after he launched this whole new field of engineering.
2012: Professor Stephen Salter
Emeritus Professor of Engineering Design at the University of Edinburgh
Awarded in recognition of his career as an engineer which holds many notable achievements including inventing 'Salter's Duck' and his pioneering work in the desalination of sea water.
2011: Professor Dracos Vassalos
Professor of Maritime Safety at the University of Strathclyde and Director of the Ship Stability Research Centre
Awarded for his development of goal-based legislation in the maritime industry and the utilisation of first principles safety performance assessment tools to foster cost-effective safety improvement.
2010: Alan Powderham FREng
In recognition of his career spanning over 40 years, and for bringing engineering excellence to numerous projects by setting new industry benchmarks in foundation engineering.
2009: Professor Sir Bernard Crossland CBE FREng FRS
Awarded for his contribution to engineering education research work into high pressure engineering and his influence in both the UK and Ireland in forming links with industry and academia in a career spanning seven decades. During his retirement he has also made a significant contribution in public service playing a leading role in high profile investigations including the Kings Cross Underground Fire and Ladbroke Grove Rail Disaster.
2008: Dr Adam Neville CBE FREng
In recognition of devoting nearly 60 years to research and practice in civil and structural engineering all over the world. Dr Neville's research on concrete as a material is world renowned. His first book,Properties of Concrete, published in 1963, has been translated into 13 languages and has sold over half a million copies. In many parts of the world this book is known familiarly as "Neville's concrete bible".
2007: Professor Emeritus William Johnson FREng FRS
Formerly of the University of Cambridge
In recognition of the exceptional breadth of his engineering expertise and his ground-breaking research on how metals behave in manufacturing processes. He has solved many problems for industry, from turbine blades for jet engines to assessing the crashworthiness of vehicles.
2006: Professor Peter Kirstein CBE FREng
University College London
Awarded for his exceptional contribution to the development of the Global Internet from its earliest inception as an academic research project throughout its progression into its current status as a basic infrastructure of academia, industry and society.
2005: Dr Philip Woodward
Retired Deputy Chief Scientific Officer
Recognising him as an outstanding pioneer of Radar and for his work in precision mechanical horology.