Nominations have opened for the Institution of Engineering and Technology’s (IET) annual Achievement Awards, to honour the world’s leading engineering pioneers and outstanding newcomers.
IET president Mike Carr said: “The IET’s Achievement Awards recognise talented individuals across the globe who have each excelled in their professions and have made a vast contribution as pioneers of important areas in the engineering and technology industries.
“If you work with an exceptional engineer or technician, please don’t hesitate to nominate them for these prestigious awards.”
This year a total of 16 engineering and tech talents will be honoured with medals for their contribution to industry.
Among the various categories, some of which will have multiple recipients, are:
J J Thomson Medal for Electronics
IET Volunteer Medal
Paul Fletcher Award for Young Professionals
Mike Sargeant Career Achievement Medal
Sir Henry Royce Medal for Young Professionals
Apprentice of the Year
Technician of the Year
Armed Forces Technician of the Year
Among the 2018 winners was former IET president professor William Webb (pictured), who received the Mountbatten Medal for his outstanding contribution in the field of telecommunication and 5G.
Speaking after his win, Webb stated: “It’s wonderful to get peer recognition as a sign that my work has been noticed and is making a difference. It is also a great motivator to keep actively working across the industry to achieve more in the future.”
Closing date for nominations is 17 May and the announcement of the winners for the 2019 awards will be made on 13 November 2019. For more information see here.