Prince Philip Medal

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The Prince Philip Medal is named after Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, who is the Senior Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering (RAE). In 1989 Prince Philip agreed to the commissioning of solid gold medals to be "awarded periodically to an engineer of any nationality who has made an exceptional contribution to engineering as a whole through practice, management or education."[1] The first of these medals was awarded in 1991 to Air Commodore Sir Frank Whittle.

Another medal also known as the Prince Philip medal is the City and Guilds Institute of London Gold Medal, awarded by the City & Guilds. This was awarded to Jocelyn Burton, the first woman recipient, in 2003 for outstanding achievements in the fields of science and engineering.

Previous recipients of the RAE medal have included:

Prince Philip Medal winners
Year Name Topics
2016 Dr Jonathan Ingram Awarded for building and implementing the technology called Building Information Modelling (BIM) . BIM is changing the way buildings and infrastructure are designed, constructed and managed all over the world. [2]
2014 Professor C C Chan FREng Professor Chan was awarded for his role in the development of electric vehicles as we know them today.[3]
2012 Naeem Hussain Awarded for his groundbreaking work on some of the world’s most iconic bridges. [4]
2010 Professor John Davidson FREng FRS Professor Davidson has made major contributions to chemical engineering on a global scale, most notably in the area of research in multi-phase flow in fluidisation and bubble flow[5]
2008 Ron Dennis Recognising him for his leadership and entrepreneurial skills, for his contributions to the discipline of engineering, for contributions to the public perception of engineering, and for inspiring future young engineers[6]
2007 medal not awarded
2006 Professor Olgierd Zienkiewicz, CBE, FREng, FRS In recognition of outstanding contributions spanning the wide field of mechanics and engineering"[7]
2005 Professor James Dooge, FREng Recognising "him as an outstanding figure in the field of hydrology"[8]
2004 Professor William Bonfield In recognition for outstanding achievements in developing, commercialising, and expanding clinical use of "artificial bone" material and for his having helped to "define the field of biomaterials"[9]
2003 Professor David Rhodes and Jocelyn Burton (City & Guilds).[10] "In recognition for his outstanding research expertise in communications technology which he developed into a highly successful world-wide company"[11]
2002 medal not awarded
2001 Philip Ruffles, CBE, FREng, FRS, RDI "In recognition of his exceptional contribution to engineering with Rolls-Royce, the aeroengine industry and the UK"[12]
2000 Sir Alec Broers, FREng, FRS "In recognition of his achievements both as a pioneer in the world of miniature electronic circuits on silicon chips and also in building the university's links with industry so that Cambridge is now a major economic force"
1999 Sir John Browne, FREng "In recognition of his exceptional contribution to engineering in a distinguished career of over 30 years with British Petroleum (BP), acknowledging both his early technological successes and latterly his outstanding management skills, culminating in the creation of Britain's biggest company through BP's £30.3 billion merger with Amoco"
1998 medal not awarded
1997 Professor John Argyris, FREng, FRS and
Dr Ray W. Clough
"In recognition of their outstanding contribution to engineering design through the formulation and development of the finite element method of analysis"
1996 Dr Charles Kao, CBE, FRS, FREng In recognition of "his pioneering work which led to the invention of optical fibre and for his leadership in its engineering and commercial realisation; and for his distinguished contribution to higher education in Hong Kong"
1995 medal not awarded
1994 medal not awarded
1993 medal not awarded
1992 Sir Denis Rooke, OM, CBE, FRS, FREng In recognition of "his inspired engineering leadership in the modernisation of the gas industry, the exploration, transportation and use of liquid natural gas and the conversion of the United Kingdom to its use"
1991 Air Commodore Sir Frank Whittle, OM, KBE, CB, FREng, FRS, Hon FRAeS "In recognition of his vision, determination and engineering genius in developing the jet engine which had led to the transformation of air travel within his lifetime"