IET Faraday Medal

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IET Faraday Medal
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Awarded forAwarded 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 byInstitution of Engineering and Technology and the Institution of Electrical Engineers
DateSince 1922
CountryUnited Kingdom United Kingdom

The Faraday Medal is a top international medal awarded by the UK Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) (previously called the IEE - 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.


The Faraday medal is the IET's highest honor and one of the world's most prestigious awards for engineers and scientists. Winners include ground-breaking pioneers and inventors. First awarded in 1922, it is one of the oldest medals still being awarded today. The top 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 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]


IET Faraday Medal
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First 50 Years (1922–1972)[edit]

Next 50 Years (1973–2023)[edit]

See also[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: Archived from the original on 2015-11-17. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. ^ "IET Achievement Medals".
  5. ^ "IET Awards ceremony".
  6. ^ "Sir Michael Brady, University of Oxford, UK".
  7. ^ "Sir Robin Saxby awarded 2002 Faraday Medal, 2002".
  8. ^ "Sir Richard Friend, University of Cambridge, UK".
  9. ^ "Professor wins IEE's highest accolade, 2004".
  10. ^ "DSP pioneer awarded Faraday Medal, 2006".
  11. ^ "PC revolutionary honoured".
  12. ^ "Professor Josef Kittler, University of Surrey, UK".
  13. ^ IET: Professor Donald Knuth to be awarded prestigious Faraday Medal,, retrieved 16 May 2016.
  14. ^ "Sir Mike Pepper winner of IET Faraday Medal 2013".
  15. ^ "Imperial researcher wins Institution of Engineering and Technology's top honour".
  16. ^ "Alumnus awarded Faraday medal, Fitzwilliam College Cambridge".
  17. ^ "Bjarne Stroustrup awarded 2017 Faraday Medal".
  18. ^ "Our IET 2020 Prestige Medal winners". Institution of Engineering and Technology. Retrieved 27 February 2021.