IET Faraday Medal

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IET Faraday Medal
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Awarded for Awarded either for notable scientific or industrial achievement in engineering or for conspicuous service rendered to the advancement of science, engineering and technology or for lifetime achievement in science, engineering or technology.
Sponsored by Institution of Engineering and Technology and the Institution of Electrical Engineers
Date Since 1922
Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Website conferences.theiet.org/achievement/awards/medals/faraday.cfm

The Faraday Medal is the top medal awarded by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) (previously called the Institution of Electrical Engineers).[1][2][3] It is part of the IET Achievement Medals collection of awards.[4] The medal is named after the famous Michael Faraday FRS, the father of electromagnetism. Faraday is widely recognized as a top scientist, engineer, chemist, and inventor. His electromagnetic induction principles have been widely used in electric motors and generators today.

Background[edit]

The medal is awarded annually to distinguished individuals who either for notable scientific or industrial achievement in engineering or for conspicuous service rendered to the advancement of science, engineering and technology, without restriction as regards to nationality, country of residence or membership of the Institution. The award was first established in 1922 to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the first Ordinary Meeting of the Society of Telegraph Engineers and is named after Michael Faraday. Each year, the recipient received his/her award at a ceremony held in London that is hosted by the IET.[5]

Winners[edit]

Medal recipients include Nobel Prize winners and scientists, from the discoverer of electrons to the father of optics.

First 50 Years (1922-1972)[edit]

Next 50 Years (1973-2023)[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ IET Archives Archived December 1, 2007, at the Wayback Machine.
  2. ^ Oxford DNB thematic list
  3. ^ "IET Awards - Faraday Medal: Awards, prizes and scholarships within engineering and technology". London: theiet.org. Archived from the original on 2015-11-17.
  4. ^ "IET Achievement Medals".
  5. ^ "IET Awards ceremony".
  6. ^ IET: Professor Donald Knuth to be awarded prestigious Faraday Medal, Politics.co.uk, retrieved 16 May 2016.
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