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Engineering Horizons Bursaries

Award Title
Engineering Horizons Bursaries
Scope
Engineering Horizons Bursaries were awarded for the first time in 2016. In that year the Engineers Trust supported 5 Horizons Bursaries through the IET, aimed at students or apprentices who may face, or have faced, challenges or personal obstacles and are UK residents. Four Horizon Bursaries were awarded in 2017. A further 9 Horizon Bursaries were awarded in 2018, 5 in 2019 and 9 in 2020. This year’s total recognises, for the first time, the matching support provided by IET to the Engineers Trust sponsorship.
Eligibility
Students or apprentices who may face, or have faced, challenges or personal obstacles and are UK residents. Successful bursary holders are expected to keep in touch with the Engineers Trust for up to 5 years post graduation or on completion of their apprenticeship.
Award
£1,000 per year for the duration of the degree or apprenticeship of up to 4 years.
Winner
Mr Haris Assam is studying for a BEng in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Leicester.

Ms Molly Mae Fraser is a Software Engineering Apprentice Degree at MBDA UK.

Mr Oliver Geddes is an Engineering Degree Apprentice at DE&S.

Mr Wayne Gouro is studying for a MEng in Engineering Science at the University of Oxford.

Mr Dominic Hellyer is an Apprentice Draughtsman with the Sparrows Group.

Ms Henna Kalsi is undertaking a Nuclear Engineering Degree Apprenticeship at DE&S – Ministry of Defence.

Mr Harry North is an Apprentice Surveyor with NIE Networks.

Mr Finley Wilde is studying for a MEng in Engineering Mathematics at the University of Bristol.

Ms Martyna Wisniewska is studying for a MEng in Aerospace Engineering with Private Pilot Instruction at the University of Sheffield.

RAEng Engineers Trust Young Engineer of the Year

2021 Award Winners receiving their certificates from the Trust Chairman and the Master Engineer
Award Title
RAEng Engineers Trust Young Engineer of the Year
Scope
The RAEng Engineers Trust Young Engineer of the Year competition, awarded by the Royal Academy of Engineering with support from the Worshipful Company of Engineers, offers five prizes of £3,000 to early career engineers whose achievements are recognised as outstanding.
Sponsor
Royal Academy of Engineering and WCE Charitable Trust
Eligibility
Early career engineers in full time higher education, research or industrial employment whose achievements are recognised as outstanding.
Award
£3000
Success Criteria
Demonstration of outstanding achievement and excellence in the early stage of their career (defined as less than ten years since graduation from their first degree in engineering). There is no restriction on the discipline base of the individual nominated.
Winner
Dr Marzia Bolpagni is the Senior Building Information Modelling Advisor at Mace, a position she has held since 2019. A chartered building engineer with a specialism in Digital Engineering, Marzia recognised the importance of engineers in helping to prevent disasters by building safe structures after surviving an earthquake. Marzia works with the use of shared digital representations of built assets to facilitate design, construction, and operation processes to support reliable decisions. She is the author of a national Guidance for the UK Building Information Modelling Framework. Marzia is awarded the Sir George Macfarlane Medal “in recognition of demonstrated excellence in the early stage of an engineering career”

Dr Thomas Fudge is the founder and CEO of WASE, a leading wastewater to energy start-up, which uses the circular economy to provide sanitation and clean energy for low-resource communities in the UK, Kenya and India. Founded in 2017, WASE has developed a new Electro-Methanogenic Reactor technology creating new opportunities for decentralised resource recovery from faecal sludge and black water. Since then, the company has been awarded multiple accolades including the UK Energy Innovation Award 2017, Climate Launchpad UK Winner 2017 and Shell LiveWire Smarter Future Award 2018.

Dr Ben Fletcher is a Physical Design Engineer at Graphcore Ltd, where he leads on the physical design of several large SoC (System on a Chip) components on their flagship ‘Colossus’ series of processors, aimed at accelerating emerging AI workloads. As part of his work with Graphcore, Ben has been responsible for developing the largest ever single-die silicon chip, the 7nm CMOS Colossus MK2 IPU. Prior to joining Graphcore in 2020, Ben previously studied for a PhD in the Arm-ECS Research Centre at the University of Southampton where he led the COILS project for two years. His research centred on investigating novel approaches for cost-effective 3D-IC design using intra-chip wireless communication, including the design, implementation and demonstration of the first ever 3D-stacked Arm processor containing wireless inter-tier links.

Dr Gita Khalili Moghaddam is the co-founder of TumourVue Ltd, whose technology innovatively combines wavelength engineered imaging and AI to distinguish viable tumour from normal brain tissue. The technology – which she also invented – has been designed to improve outcomes for cancer patients undergoing surgery by allowing the surgeon to identify the edges of the tumour more precisely, thus preserving as much healthy tissue as possible.

Dr Emilio Martínez-Pañeda is a lecturer and Research Fellow at Imperial College London, where he has led the Mechanics of Infrastructure Materials research group since 2019. He is internationally recognised for his work in the field of applied mechanics. His research aims at understanding, predicting, and optimising the mechanical behaviour of materials, spanning a wide range of applications – from Li-Ion battery degradation to iceberg calving models to improve sea level rise projections.


Application
Applications should be made directly to the Royal Academy of Engineering, using the online submission facility. Further details of the award will be found on: Young Engineer of the Year

The Royal Academy of Engineering MacRobert Award supported by The Worshipful Company of Engineers

Chris Toumazou, FREng FRS, CEO and Co-founder of DnaNudge
Award Title
The Royal Academy of Engineering MacRobert Award supported by The Worshipful Company of Engineers
Scope
The Royal Academy of Engineering MacRobert Award is the premier prize for UK innovation in engineering. It seeks to demonstrate the importance of engineering and the role of engineers and scientists in contributing to national prosperity and international prestige. It is awarded annually for an outstanding example of innovation and benefit to the community, which has also achieved commercial success. The award honours the winning company with a gold medal and the team members with a prize of £50,000. The Engineers Trust is supporting the Award with £20,000 annually for 10 years.
Sponsor
The Royal Academy of Engineering and the WCE Charitable Trust.
Eligibility
Any organisation, whether in the private, public or charity sectors, may apply for the Award. Although the ultimate ownership of the organisation and the nationality of the nominated individuals are not relevant, the innovatory component of the submission should have a substantial UK content. The organisation must nominate no more than five individuals who were the major contributors to the innovatory component of the submission.
Award
£50,000 Prize + medal
Success Criteria
The submission will be judged on innovation, commercial success and benefits to the community.
Winner
DnaNudge
Citation
The London start-up has been honoured for the development of its pioneering consumer genetics technology, pivoting and adapting the technology to deliver a rapid, lab-free RT-PCR COVID-19 test to NHS hospitals.

In August 2020, the UK government placed a major order with DnaNudge to supply the Department of Health and Social Care with CovidNudge test kits for use in NHS hospitals across the UK. Now also in use in care homes and supporting the return of the arts sector, the test can accurately detect the SARS-CoV-2 virus from saliva samples on-site in just over an hour – eliminating the need for a laboratory.

Based in central London at the Imperial College London Translation and Innovation Hub in White City, DnaNudge was created by biomedical engineer Regius Professor Chris Toumazou and geneticist Dr Maria Karvela.

The DnaNudge team includes:

• Professor Christofer Toumazou FREng FRS, CEO
• Dr Maria Karvela, CSO
• Dr Caroline Golden, Clinical Research Manager
• Josef Cicinski, UK Retail Store Manager
• David West, COO

The CovidNudge rapid test technology was adapted in record time from DnaNudge’s existing consumer DNA testing service, developed to address nutrition and lifestyle-influenced health conditions affecting people across the world, such as obesity and Type 2 diabetes.

DnaNudge has created the world’s first service to use consumers’ own DNA plus lifestyle factors to ‘nudge’ people towards healthier and more personalized choices while shopping. The DnaNudge Nutrition service analyses and maps users’ genetic profile to key nutrition-related health traits such as obesity, diabetes, hypertension and cholesterol – enabling customers to be guided by their DNA towards healthier eating.

DnaNudge’s Lab-in-Cartridge innovation allows consumers to provide a simple cheek swab in-store or posted from home. In just over an hour, DnaNudge’s NudgeBox portable analyzer maps the user’s genetic profile to key nutrition-related health traits. Using the wrist-worn DnaBand – which also measures sitting time – or using the DnaNudge mobile app, people are then able to scan food products sold in UK supermarkets to find out whether the nutritional contents are a good match for their individual biology, effectively shopping with your DNA and lifestyle.

The MacRobert Award judges commented on the simplicity and usability of the DnaNudge technology and its potential to make a significant difference to the health and wellbeing of the nation moving forward.

Professor Sir Richard Friend FREng FRS, Chair of the Royal Academy of Engineering MacRobert Award judging panel, said:

"DnaNudge is an excellent example of how the UK engineering community adapted to be at the forefront of the global efforts to tackle the COVID-19 pandemic. Its role in supporting the government with its testing capabilities will have gone a long way to helping to understand and contain the virus. Looking towards the future, this technology knows no limits, helping consumers to take control of their health and lifestyle and make informed dietary decisions, with positive long-term implications”

RAEng Press Release



Application
Entries should be made directly to the Royal Academy of Engineering, using the online submission facility. Further details of the award may be found on: www.raeng.org.uk/prizes/macrobert

The Hawley Award for Engineering Innovation that helps to achieve Net Zero Carbon

Dr Elena Dieckmann, joint winner 2021 with Pierre-Yves Paslier
Award Title
The Hawley Award for Engineering Innovation that helps to achieve Net Zero Carbon
Scope
The Hawley Award, which was established in 2006, is awarded annually for the most outstanding Engineering Innovation that delivers demonstrable benefit to the environment, and, specifically this year, helping to achieve Net Zero Carbon by at least 2050. The aim is to encourage and support UK resident early career stage graduate engineers or scientists, typically within 10 years of starting their careers and who have personally produced an engineering innovation that arises from work undertaken after graduation from a UK university. The innovation must have demonstrated at least a prototype or proof of concept and there is an expectation that the technology will be developed commercially.
Sponsor
Aliis cum Humanitae, AMEC plc, AstraZeneca,
BP International Ltd, British Energy, BSI
Carron Energy, Costains
Deloitte and Touche plc, Dr Robert Hawley
EC UK, EDF Energy, Engineering and Technology Board
Fidelity, HSBC Holdings Ltd, IAC, IMarEST, John Laing plc, Keir Group
Liverymen, National Grid, Nuclear Industry Association
Royal Academy of Engineering, Royal Society of Chemistry, Rutland, RWE Power
Scottish Power, Shell Exploration
Thames Water, The Go-Ahead Group plc, The IET, The Society of Environmental Engineers
The Weir Group plc, UKAEA, VT Group
Worshipful Company of Water Conservators

Eligibility
A resident of the UK who is a graduate or more senior member of a recognised Professional Engineering Institution.
An early career stage engineer or scientist, in academia or industry, typically within 10 years of starting a professional career.
An individual candidate who has personally produced an engineering innovation.
Exceptionally, a small team may be considered where the innovation has a highly multidisciplinary nature.
Award
A cash prize of up to £5,000 (for use in furthering a career), an engraved medal and a certificate.
Success Criteria
The Innovation will:
Have demonstrable benefits for the Environment, specifically, helping to achieve Net Zero Carbon.
Arise from work undertaken after the award of a graduate or post-graduate degree from a recognised UK university or during study for a post-graduate degree. Work undertaken for a BSc or MEng will not be eligible.
Have at least reached a stage where a prototype has been developed or proof of concept demonstrated, and there is an expectation that the technology will be developed commercially. The results of laboratory based research will not of themselves be sufficient to qualify for the Award. Further details can be found here:

Downloadable Prospectus with Further Information.
Winner
Joint Winners 2021 (Medal & share of £5000 Prize) – Dr Elena Dieckmann and Mr Pierre-Yves Paslier
Citation
Elena is Co-founder and Innovation Lead of Aeropowder. Her PhD was at the Dyson School of Design Engineering where she is Senior Teaching Fellow and where she developed the world’s first feather based thermal packaging material under the brand name Pluumo.
An increasing amount of temperature sensitive food is transported every day, requiring thermal insulation to prevent spoilage. However, conventional products such as polystyrene have a devastating impact on the world around us. Her solution is to draw on principles of the circular economy and to use some of the millions of tons of feathers generated by the poultry industry each year. Cleaned and processed into a unique textile, before being covered in a biodegradable film for ease of handling, the result is Pluumo, the world's first sustainable packaging material made from feathers. It delivers excellent insulation performance while lessening our impact on the environment. Whilst matching thermal performance of polystyrene, Pluumo saves 0.69kg of CO2e per box and has the potential to save 4M tonnes of CO2e globally. As the team talk to food delivery companies, the Hawley Award will go towards developing more efficient manufacturing processes.

Pierre-Yves has a MA and MSc from the Dyson School of Design Engineering at Imperial College and is Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering Enterprise Hub. He is Co-founder and Co-CEO of Notpla, a sustainable packaging company on a mission to make packaging disappear by pioneering the use of seaweed as an alternative to single-use plastic.
The innovation is to use seaweed, a natural carbon sink, to create plastic free packaging. Seaweed contributes to the de-acidification of the ocean that protects a wide range of marine organisms and does not need fresh water or fertiliser to grow. The technology based on seaweed enables 100% recyclable and 100% home compostable products and reduces society’s dependence on single-use plastic and avoiding plastic. Three product lines have already been developed with Notpla’s technology: an Ooho capsule for liquids, a Notpla coating, and a Notpla film and have been tested in pilot trials including edible drink sachets at a London Marathon event.
Application
Applications should be emailed, to hawley.award@engineerscompany.org.uk
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Stephenson Award

Ravi Kochak
Award Title
Stephenson Award
Scope
The Stephenson Award is for those who have been particularly successful in encouraging young people to study engineering with an emphasis, but not exclusively, on mechanical engineering. In 1997, members of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers made donations to fund a Worshipful Company of Engineers Loving Cup to mark the Institution’s 150th Anniversary. Donations in excess of those needed for the Loving Cup were used to establish the Stephenson Award and further donations were received from members in later years, supplemented by a substantial grant from Rolls-Royce plc. The Engineers’ Company acknowledges the assistance of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers and the EDT (formerly the Engineering Development Trust) with nominations for this Award.
Sponsor
Liverymen of the Company who are IMechE Members, Rolls Royce PLC
Eligibility
Typically educationalists, industrialists and leaders of young engineer project competitions.
Award
Medal & £1000 Prize
Success Criteria
A demonstrable success in encouraging young people to study engineering
Winner
Ravi Kochak
Citation
Ravi Kochak graduated in Mechanical Engineering in 1978. While working as Joint Director at Research Designs and Standards Organisation (RDSO), Lucknow, from 1992 to 1996 he explained the functioning of various R&D labs to school students who visited RDSO. This enabled them to understand the practical application of science and engineering in real life design work for the development of railway rolling stock. He also organized and conducted training for young engineers in computer modelling and simulation using several software packages and including Finite Element Method, vehicle dynamics and multi train charting.

From 2004 to 2007 at Central School Lumding he was active in motivating a culturally diverse group of students, from four different states of North East India, to pursue science and engineering streams. And from 2008 to 2010 he took busloads of students from schools and colleges in Punjab to see the manufacture of different types of railway coaches.

From 2011 to 2015 he was invited to local schools to share his experiences with students in the practical application of engineering in railways. He was also invited to science competitions in schools to judge science projects of students.

Since 2018 as Vice-Chairman of the IMechE Southern Asia Region he has expanded his outreach work, now spanning over 30 years, into motivating students to pursue engineering in colleges all across India.

Application
Applications should be emailed before 1 March each year to stephenson.award@engineerscompany.org.uk
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Baroness Platt of Writtle Award

Lt Cdr Thomas Wallis
Award Title
Baroness Platt of Writtle Award
Scope
Originally established to recognise engineering excellence amongst those pursuing final year studies leading to academic qualifications for entry to the Engineering Council's Incorporated Engineer grade, this Award was refocused in 2013 to those who achieved registration as Incorporated Engineer in the preceding calendar year. Named for the Late Liveryman and Court Assistant Emeritus, The Baroness Platt of Writtle CBE FREng in recognition of her work in support of the Engineering profession in general and Incorporated Engineers in particular, the Award was first made in 2002. The Engineers’ Company acknowledges the assistance of the Engineering Council and its partner Professional Engineering Institutions in selecting the winner.
Sponsor
WCE Charitable Trust, the Dulverton Trust and the Engineering Council.
Eligibility
British citizen or 5 years UK resident achieving registration with the Engineering Council as an Incorporated Engineer and whose principal residence is in the UK.
Award
Medal & £1000 Prize
Success Criteria
A demonstration of excellence in gaining registration as an Incorporated Engineer in the preceding calendar year.
Winner
Thomas Wallis
Citation
Thomas Wallis joined the Royal Navy as an Air Engineer Officer in 2009 following graduation from The University of Warwick with a First Class Degree in Mechanical Engineering. He completed his professional engineering training in early 2012 and was then employed as a junior engineer officer on 814 Naval Air Squadron. That assignment took him on deployment to the Middle East, to a large NATO exercise embarked in HMS Illustrious, and he helped to prepare the squadron for security tasking during the London 2012 Olympics. After this first assignment Thomas began flying training with the aim of becoming a helicopter Maintenance Test Pilot. He completed his pilot training in 2016 and was then assigned back to 814 NAS as a pilot. Following a successful four years period, in January 2020 he joined the Flight Test Department at RNAS Culdrose as the aircraft Subject Matter Expert within a team tasked with providing an intelligent diagnostic system for Merlin Mk2 helicopters. With his comprehensive training as the Merlin Maintenance Test Pilot, he was moved into the role of Officer in Command of Royal Naval Air Station Culdrose Flight Test Department in June 2020, 10 months earlier than expected. In his current role he leads a team of 15 experienced engineers that provide airworthiness assurance of the whole Merlin Mk2 fleet. He is responsible for producing high quality technical test flight reports that are seen at all levels of the Royal Navy Airworthiness Management Organisation and he is also responsible for briefing both senior and junior members of both military and civilian organisations. In so doing, he has to adapt his style to ensure information is passed and retained in an effective manner.

The Institution of Engineering and Technology nominated Thomas for this award. Thomas has always championed a career in Engineering and regularly takes part in career days promoting STEM roles both within and outside the Royal Navy and by mentoring junior officers. Thomas impressed the judges with his clear passion for engineering during his interview, his adaptability, excellent problem-solving ability and the critical nature of his role within the defence aviation community.
Application
Applications should be emailed to platt.award@engineerscompany.org.uk
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Sir Peter Gadsden Britain Australia Award

Chris Cassar
Award Title
Sir Peter Gadsden Britain Australia Award
Scope
To encourage an exchange between Britain and Australia of engineers undertaking post graduate studies
Eligibility
Post Graduate students of engineering in UK and Australia
Award
Grant
Success Criteria
A suitable case for support.
Winner
Aurimas Bukauskas, the University of Bath and the University of Queensland
Chris Cassar, University College London and the University of South Australia
Citation
Aurimas Bukauskas is a Post Graduate at the University of Bath where he is researching Computational Form-Fitting Strategies for Whole-Timber Structures. His work will develop new computational approaches for designing structures using non-standardised materials. There is a fundamental difference between conventional structural design and design using non-standardised material elements. In conventional structural design, a rough geometry is created, loads are determined, and elements are sized accordingly. When designing with non-standardised elements, elements cannot simply be resized, because each element is discrete, and unique, and is part of a finite set of available elements. Therefore, the geometry must respond in some way to the material available. For the design of Whole-Timbers, it is necessary to develop form-fitting methods for structures using finite sets of diverse Whole-Timbers with variable length, taper, diameter, curvature and topology (forks). Aurimas will collaborate with the University of Queensland, a centre of excellence for the future development of timber in the built environment, with Swinburne University of Technology (Melbourne), with the Australian government's Salisbury Research Facility in Brisbane and with key Australian timber manufacturers. He will explore opportunities for both Whole-Timber and more established engineered timber products to be used for low-cost, sustainable prefabricated timber construction. His exchange with Australia is also supported by the UK's Building Research Centre.

Chris Cassar is a Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering graduate of the University of Strathclyde. He is currently a Post Graduate at University College London Mechanical Engineering Department where he is developing a Virtual Reality (VR) integrated maritime vessel design process with an emphasis on human factors. The work includes developing VR software that integrates unobtrusively into the ship design process. Chris will spend time at the University of South Australia where he will test his design tool using the VR human factors protocols developed at UCL whilst building on the research experience of VR design analysis of maritime design spaces at the University of South Australia which holds relevant anthropometric data for the design of marine spaces.
Application
Applications should be emailed to gadsden.award@engineerscompany.org.uk

The Leete Premium Award

Will Naylor
Award Title
The Leete Premium Award
Scope
Established in 2012 under the Will of Liveryman Dr David Leete for the purpose of making awards in what Dr Leete called Production Engineering Research but defined sufficiently broadly to encompass the whole field of what is now known as Manufacturing Research. The Award provides a “premium” above normal Departmental Training Awards. Eligibility is restricted to UK Nationals whose prospective projects do not benefit from Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) awards. The £18,000 total award is staged over 3 years of PhD study subject to sustainment of satisfactory performance.

Begun in 2013 with an agreement with the Institute for Manufacturing (IfM), University of Cambridge for the Award to be given to their best new PhD research student, in 2020 the Award was transferred to the Warwick Manufacturing Group at the University of Warwick
Sponsor
The legacy of Dr David Leete to the WCE Charitable Trust Fund
Eligibility
The applicant must be a UK national who has been accepted on a course of PhD study at the Warwick Manufacturing Group in the University of Warwick, and who is not in receipt of a CASE award.
Award
£18,000 total award staged over 3 years of PhD study
Success Criteria
Applicants will be judged by their potential to introduce significant change in manufacturing through research rather than applications engineering. They will have been assessed to be the best students of their year group.
Winner
William Naylor
Citation
As manufacturing processes become more global, and as clearly demonstrated in the current pandemic, businesses require increasing connectivity and collaboration across their worldwide footprint, to enable smart working, accelerated decision-making, and reduced impact on the environment. While current communication technology, such as smartphones and voice-over-IP, using applications such as Skype and Zoom, is able to facilitate communication between remote partners including voice and visuals, they are not able to achieve the strongest level of “presence” in the remote environment which is required to take decisions with the highest confidence. This is particularly necessary for manufacturers’ many management meetings, project reviews and other decision-making fora. Furthermore, realistic representations of attendees in a single virtual decision making space, could save manufacturers significant travel, money, and time commitment costs, and indeed make decisions possible even when travel might be severely restricted.

High fidelity multisensory Virtual Reality techniques offers the potential to capture complex physically activities fully in 3D and then enable a user to directly interact in that environment with other users, in a location of their own choosing. However, to enable decisions to be made with confidence in such virtual environments, it is essential that the environments are not only believable, but also authentically recreate and deliver remotely, and in real-time, the reconstructed real environment, the people attending, and any items being considered in the meeting, for example a new car design.

This PhD will investigate novel methods of capturing, transmitting, and delivering high quality, multisensory, 3D data between remote locations. In particular, the research will consider and advance the state-of-the-art in real-time connectivity and authenticity associated with virtual attendees. This will include accurately matching the lighting and audio from a venue, life-like actions and interactions between the real and virtual participants, and accurate real-time tracking to enable natural movement and gesturing.

Will Naylor has systematically reviewed the current literature in the field with a focus on avatar fidelity for collaborative virtual reality. This review has been submitted to a leading journal. Will’s research is now establishing networking parameters that are key to minimise latency in network updates and thereby provide maximum interactivity. It is important that any distributed collaborative system is scalable and stable to ensure engineers are able to simultaneously and seamlessly work together and share ideas around the world. These fundamental networking thresholds will form the foundation that will underpin the first real-world case study of a remote engineering collaboration. This first case study will enable the performance of the network and its impact on remote collaboration to be evaluated.
Application
Applications are nominated by the partner university and approved by the Engineers Trust

Cadzow Smith Award

Emma Wright
Award Title
Cadzow Smith Award
Scope
Established in 1996, the Cadzow Smith Engineering Awards were endowed by the Eastern Group plc in recognition of the outstanding services to engineering of its former Chairman, the late Dr James C Smith CBE FREng FRSE a Past Master Engineer. The Awards are for excellence on an accredited undergraduate engineering course conducted at one of eleven universities within London and the Home Counties. Besides academic excellence, the recipients of the Awards must have demonstrated self-confidence, professional awareness, leadership and sound common sense.
Sponsor
The Eastern Group plc in recognition of the outstanding services to engineering of its former Chairman, the late Dr James C Smith CBE FREng FRSE a Past Master Engineer.
Eligibility
Awarded to a British Citizen with the Right to Residence in the UK who is a student on the final year of an accredited engineering course in Greater London
Award
Medal and £2500 Prize and Medal (& £500 Prize for Highly Commended)
Success Criteria
A demonstration of a combination of academic ability, personality and initiative that will provide most promise of future leadership in engineering
Winner
Emma Wright
Citation
Emma Wright is an intelligent, highly technically able and mature candidate who demonstrates the attributes of a future engineering leader. She is currently a final year undergraduate on a five year MEng programme in Medical Engineering at the University of Surrey.

Professor Paul Smith, Executive Dean in the Faculty of Engineering & Physical Sciences at Surrey predicts that she will achieve a strong First Class Honours degree and describes her as having achieved success in her academic studies, practical engineering skills, leadership and business awareness and that her contributions to the University and Community have been extensive. In her first year at the University she won the prize for the highest module grade and since then she has won other university, business and volunteering awards.

During her Professional Training Year she worked with De Puy Synthes a Johnson and Johnson Company where her work in designing and implementing process improvements earned her a “Bronze Encore (Recognition) Award.

The judging panel was impressed by her description of the work she had done in leading a team of six fellow students in a project to design and manufacture a functioning prosthetic hand for a 12-year-old. She described her own contribution to the design of the ball and socket joint for the thumb that added to the hand’s versatility and the panel enjoyed a detailed discussion concerning the issue of “touch” feedback. However what was particularly impressive was her handling of a dispute concerning the manufacture of the hand, which in the first prototype had been subjected to overheating. Her commercial awareness and determination in pursuing this resulted in the project keeping within budget.

In her second year she took the initiative to establish a Biomedical Engineering Society in the University. In order to achieve this, she had to negotiate with other societies for a share of a limited budget within the Students Union. The Society has been ratified with her as President and has continued to deliver lectures, discussion groups and off-site visits. The Society has also raised more than £1,000 for the Medical Engineering Resource Unit Charity that makes bespoke products and modifications to assist disabled children.

She is a STEM Ambassador and has participated in many events to encourage young people to pursue STEM careers. In particular, she developed an on-line resource to build a 3D robotic hand that demonstrates the process of engineering design and coding to young people. She received a STEM Engagement badge for fifty hours of volunteering.

In her early future career she recognises the need to further develop her leadership and management skills, for example, Six Sigma. Emma has demonstrated a determination to broaden and deepen her skills and will undoubtedly put the award to good use in furthering her development.
Application
The nomination must be submitted through the Dean of the Faculty or Head of School. Requests for nominations are circulated to the relevant institutions (Colleges or Universities within London) in November each year. Nominations must be received by the end of the following January and short-listed candidates are invited for interview at the EngineersÔÇÖ Company office in London in early March. Only one nomination is allowed per institution. cadzowsmith.award@engineerscompany.org.uk

Mercia Award

Oliver Higgins
Award Title
Mercia Award
Scope
The Award is made annually to a student for a postgraduate paper describing how engineering techniques are being used for the advancement of medical treatment and provides a medal and bursary towards the cost of a taught or research programme of postgraduate studies in Medical Engineering.
Eligibility
A taught or research postgraduate student.
Award
Medal and £500 Bursary towards the cost of a taught or research programme of postgraduate studies in Medical Engineering
Success Criteria
A demonstration of high academic ability and a vision, enthusiasm, and commitment to the application of engineering within medicine or public health.
Winner
Oliver Higgins
Citation
Oliver Higgins developed his interest in the medical applications of engineering during his undergraduate degree in Medicinal Chemistry at the University of Warwick, before undertaking a career in digital communications for the pharmaceutical sector. Oliver returned to academia in 2018 to begin a PhD on the Centre for Doctoral Teaching in Intelligent Sensing and Measurement (CDT ISM) programme at the University of Glasgow. His research project is supervised by Professor Jonathan Cooper and Dr Julien Reboud and concerns the development of automated diagnostics for parasitic diseases using low-cost smartphones.

The devices, fabricated using low-cost additive manufacturing and incorporating deep learning for diagnostic decision support, were validated during field trips to Uganda in 2019 and 2020. The testing took place in primary schools in under-served rural village communities where health services are scarce, demonstrating their potential for the rapid and accurate diagnosis of Neglected Tropical Diseases such as schistosomiasis.

Throughout his PhD, Oliver has developed links with several other academic and public health institutions, both in the UK and internationally, including the Vector Control Division, Kampala, The University of Cambridge’s Centre for Global Equality, the School of Parasitology at the University of Ghent and the School of Parasitology at Pontificia Universidade Catolica do Rio Grande do Sul in Brazil.

Oliver is also the founder of Optopus, a student group founded to provide accessible web-based outreach to children unable to attend school during the COVID-19 pandemic, for which he was awarded funding by the University of Glasgow Chancellor’s fund and the Institute of Measurement and Control. He is currently the outreach manager of CISMA, a group that holds regular seminars on topics related to sensing, measurement and actuation, as well as acting as the vice president of the University of Glasgow Optics Society.
Application
A candidate must be nominated by the University responsible for the programme, and not more than one candidate may be nominated by any Department in any one year. There is no formal application form; candidates are required to submit a CV together with a paper of not more than 1500 words, describing how engineering techniques are being used for the advancement of medical treatment, either within their own postgraduate project/research work or more generally. Submissions should consist of a single paper copy and an electronic copy via e mail, and should be accompanied by a formal letter of nomination from the candidate's supervisor or Head of Department. Selection will be carried out by a panel established by the Worshipful Company of Engineers. Heads of Department will be asked to provide a supporting statement for shortlisted candidates and the final selection may include formal interview if deemed necessary. mercia.award@engineerscompany.org.uk

Water Engineering Award

Anastasia Doronina
Award Title
Water Engineering Award
Scope
The Water Engineering award is made jointly with the International Water Association (IWA) normally for the best paper presentation at the annual IWA UK Young Water Professionals Conference. This year, due to the cancellation of the Conference, the winner of the best online academic poster competition was selected by senior water industry leaders.
Eligibility
An academic poster or paper presented at the annual IWA UK Young Water Professionals Conference.
Award
Medal
Success Criteria
Judged jointly by the Worshipful Company of Engineers and the International Water Association to be the best presentation and paper
Winner
Anastasia Doronina
Citation
Anastasia Doronina is a final year PhD Researcher at the University of Sheffield. Her research over the last 4 years has been dedicated to the assessment of drinking water storage tanks and how they affect drinking water quality. She plans to move into industry after her PhD where she hopes to put the knowledge that she has obtained into practice.

Anastasia produced an excellent poster “What accumulates in our drinking water storage tanks?” winning her the prize of “Best Overall Poster”. The IWA master judging panel commented that Anastasia’s poster had an excellent layout which was clear to understand and pitched at a level to enable good appreciation to all backgrounds. The content was engaging, with clear conclusions and recommendations for future research, making Anastasia a worthy winner.

Application
Submission of academic poster or paper to the annual IWA UK Young Water Professionals Conference

Services Engineering Undergraduate Award

Captain Stuart Dunster (Royal Signals)
Award Title
Services Engineering Undergraduate Award
Scope
Awarded to an officer graduating from the Defence Technical Undergraduate Scheme (DTUS) who has achieved outstanding academic performance and demonstrated clear leadership and commitment to a professional engineering career in the Armed Forces.
Eligibility
Graduate from the Defence Technical Undergraduate Scheme.
Award
Medal
Success Criteria
Achievement of outstanding academic performance and demonstration of clear leadership and commitment to a professional engineering career in the Armed Forces, made on the recommendation of the Operations Director of the Defence Academy of the United Kingdom at Shrivenham, Wiltshire
Winner
Captain Stuart Dunster (Royal Signals)
Citation
Captain Stuart Dunster is an outstanding student who graduated from Aston University in August 2020 with First Class Honours in Computer Science with Business. Top student overall, he also received the University’s Outstanding Final Year Project award and his paper on Human Machine Symbiosis in Defence ISTAR has already been published in the Royal Signals Institution Journal, a professional engineering publication. As an In Service Degree Officer under the Defence Technical Undergraduate Scheme (DTUS), Capt Dunster also arranged outstanding personal development opportunities for undergraduate Officer Cadets and vital welfare support during the exceptional circumstances of 2020.
Application
Nominations for the Award are made through the Defence Academy of the United Kingdom directly to the Engineers' Company in response to calling notices issued by The Clerk.

Services Engineering Postgraduate Award

Captain Roy Organ (Royal Signals)
Award Title
Services Engineering Postgraduate Award
Scope
Awarded to an officer completing a postgraduate technical degree who has achieved overall academic excellence and contributed most to the advancement of technical knowledge or its application through a research project.
Eligibility
Students at CMT Shrivenham or through CMT at another approved institution (including but not limited to students at the Royal School of Military Engineering, and attending the Royal Signals Communications Information Systems Management (CISM) MSc )
Award
Medal
Success Criteria
Achievement of overall academic excellence and contributed most to the advancement of technical knowledge or its application through his/her research project, made on the recommendation of the Operations Director of the Defence Academy of the United Kingdom at Shrivenham, Wiltshire.
Winner
Captain Roy Organ (Royal Signals)
Citation
Captain Roy Organ is an exceptionally talented engineer who completed the Defence Academy (Cranfield University) Cyber Masters Programme in August 2020, securing the Fujitsu Prize as top student and the Thesis Prize for best research project. His exploration into the benefits of Software Defined Networking in a Defence context formed part of a wider research programme that has directly influenced the digital transformation of a specialist unit within the UK MOD. Captain Organ demonstrated academic excellence throughout his studies and has expertly applied his postgraduate learning in an operationally significant area.
Application
Nominations for the Award are made through the Defence Academy of the United Kingdom directly to the Engineers' Company in response to calling notices issued by The Clerk.

The Royal Navy Engineer Officer of the Year

Lieutenant Stephen Wilsmore RN
Award Title
The Royal Navy Engineer Officer of the Year
Scope
Awarded to an officer of the Royal Navy who has a professional engineering registration and who best applied professional engineering judgement or technical innovation to contribute to the maintenance of military capability or effectiveness.
Eligibility
A Royal Navy Officer of any rank, regular or reserve who has a professional engineering registration.
Award
Medal
Success Criteria
Demonstration of achievement of significant success through the application of professional engineering judgement or technical innovation to contribute to the maintenance of military capability or effectiveness.
Winner
Lieutenant Stephen Wilsmore RN
Citation
Lt Stephen Wilsmore, is the Strategic Class Authority for Type 23 Frigates, part of the Class Output Management team in Devonport. He has delivered an exemplary performance, far in excess of his terms of reference and seniority. He has performed at this high level over a sustained period and all under considerable operational pressure as HMS ARGYLL’s Platform Manager. In this role he has led, managed and co-ordinating all aspects of the MoD’s delivery of worldwide Operational Engineering Support to HMS ARGYLL. Overall, support to HMS ARGYLL has been unprecedented, costing in the order of £2M. Lt Wilsmore has been at the centre of ensuring that MOD gains Value for Money and a ship that deployed safe, in a known material state and ready to fight.”
Application
Nominations for the Services Awards are made through the appropriate senior specialist Service authority directly to the Engineers' Company in response to calling notices issued by The Clerk.

The Royal Navy Engineer Rating of the Year

Chief Petty Officer Ailsa Scott RN
Award Title
The Royal Navy Engineer Rating of the Year
Scope
Awarded to a rating of the Royal Navy who has a professional engineering registration and who best applied professional engineering judgement or technical innovation to contribute to the maintenance of military capability or effectiveness.
Eligibility
A Royal Navy Rating of any rank, regular or reserve who has a professional engineering registration.
Award
Medal
Success Criteria
Demonstration of achievement of significant success through the application of professional engineering judgement or technical innovation to contribute to the maintenance of military capability or effectiveness.
Winner
Chief Petty Officer Ailsa Scott RN
Citation
CPO Scott is an Air Engineering Technician (Mechanical) working in the Merlin Delivery Team within DE&S in the Ministry of Defence. Through strong interworking with SAFRAN Helicopter Engines UK, the team’s Industry Partners, she has ensured that the introduction of the engine Hot Compressor Washing on the Merlin aircraft has been achieved ahead of schedule and in advance of OP FORTIS, which is the first operational deployment for the Carrier Strike Group on a global exercise. The Hot Compressor Washing will improve aircraft availability throughout the deployment and is part of the current Merlin Availability Improvement Programme that is expected to reduce the number of Engine rejections within the Merlin fleet significantly as well as the maintenance overhead involved, saving over £1million in costs to the MoD throughout the lifetime of the Merlin helicopter.
Application
Nominations for the Services Awards are made through the appropriate senior specialist Service authority directly to the Engineers' Company in response to calling notices issued by The Clerk.

The Army Engineer Officer of the Year

Major Mark Britton REME
Award Title
The Army Engineer Officer of the Year
Scope
Awarded to an Army Officer who has a professional engineering registration and who best applied professional engineering judgement or technical innovation to contribute to the maintenance of military capability or effectiveness. Competed for by the Company's affiliated Corps: the Corps of Royal Engineers, the Royal Corps of Signals and the Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers.
Eligibility
An Army Officer of any rank, regular or reserve who is a professionally registered engineer.
Award
Medal
Success Criteria
Demonstration of achievement of significant success through the application of professional engineering judgement or technical innovation to contribute to the maintenance of military capability or effectiveness.
Winner
Major Mark Britton REME
Citation
Major Britton is the Mechanical Engineering Authority in the Apache Delivery Team. As part of his role he has proactively investigated a number of hydraulic system malfunctions on the Apache aircraft. Early analysis identified a very slight increase in hydraulic pump replacements since 2012. Subsequent investigation identified a dormant failure mechanism that could result in loss of both primary and utility hydraulic systems, if either one was to lose pressure. This constituted a significant air safety problem for the Apache.

During the investigation he was not satisfied with the technical answers being provided by the manufacturer. He correctly challenged their risk assessment and also correctly identified the root cause of the increase in failure rate. He communicated the risks with brevity and clarity to the Apache Delivery Duty Holder and proposed sensible mitigation strategies whilst the investigation and rectification activity continued. His actions have had a positive impact on Apache operation. The increased confidence in the hydraulic system has enabled the Apache to resume activity over areas that might have resulted in loss of life had there been a hydraulic failure.

A second example of his impeccable engineering standards is his work on fatigue life - very important in maintaining an aircraft’s structural integrity. Major Britton identified that the actual usage of the aircraft deviated from the original Design Usage Spectrum. Further investigation confirmed that one aspect of the flight envelope was being conducted more frequently and at greater speeds than those used to generate the fatigue life of major components of the Air System. Such a change in usage could result in loss of the aircraft. His proactive identification of this issue and subsequent resolution is a testament to his engineering acumen and tenacity.

In all activities, Major Britton has demonstrated that he is an outstanding REME engineer and an example to others, not only within the Corps but also in the wider Defence engineering and Industry.
Application
Nominations for the Services Awards are made through the appropriate senior specialist Service authority directly to the Engineers' Company in response to calling notices issued by The Clerk.

The Army Engineer Soldier of the Year

Warrant Officer 2 (Artificer Quartermaster Sergeant Major) Scott Williams
Award Title
The Army Engineer Soldier of the Year
Scope
Awarded to an Army Soldier who has a professional engineering registration and who best applied professional engineering judgement or technical innovation to contribute to the maintenance of military capability or effectiveness. Competed for by the Company's affiliated Corps: the Corps of Royal Engineers, the Royal Corps of Signals and the Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers.
Eligibility
An Army Soldier, of any rank, regular or reserve who has a professional engineering registration.
Award
Medal
Success Criteria
Demonstration of achievement of significant success through the application of professional engineering judgement or technical innovation to contribute to the maintenance of military capability or effectiveness.
Winner
Warrant Officer 2 (Artificer Quartermaster Sergeant Major) Scott Williams
Citation
WO2 (AQMS) Williams has been at the centre of delivering Equipment Support (ES) throughout an extraordinary period for Watchkeeper Tactical Unmanned Air System, which witnessed the resumption of flying at 3 locations: MOD Boscombe Down, RAF Akrotiri and on Op DEVRAN (the use of Watchkeeper to patrol the English Channel) in Kent.

WO2 Williams previously spent 2 years at Lyneham teaching Aviation policy and procedures so was well placed to deliver training to our Civilian In-Barrack Equipment Support (IBES) contractors. This was vital activity, allowing them to gain signatory responsibilities on the platform and improved the efficiency of the Workshop. This was only possible through weeks of dedication and development. He has also applied new Aviation requirements for Workshop policies and procedures, applying them meticulously to the Engineering Management System and Aircraft Engineering Standing Orders (AESOs). His work has resulted in the generation of serviceable equipment and engineers at all locations, placed the Workshop onto an operational footing and propelled Watchkeeper ES further forwards in the last year than anyone else achieved in the previous 3 years.

He was at the centre of planning, generating and executing the Equipment Support at the 3 flying locations at Boscombe Down, Akrotiri and Lydd. Starting from scratch and overcoming not only sub-standard infrastructure but also competing stakeholders and airfields focused on manned aviation took steadfast determination and a stubborn will to succeed. The RAF Akrotiri base Commander on the Equipment Support inspection commented that it was the most professional ES setup of any lodger unit he had seen. He personally conducted the full internal self-assessment at these locations and wrote the Deployed AESOs. The occupation of these locations went seamlessly due to his leadership, diligence and foresight.

During deployment to Cyprus, not content with just providing serviceable aircraft, he led the process of aircraft documentation (F700) rationalisation to drastically improve the efficiency of providing serviceable aircraft. An aircraft is controlled through a F700 folder. The Watchkeeper System requires 7 for each flight due to the ground elements that support each aircraft being included with their own F700. Through Williams’s careful, considered and meticulous approach he has set in motion the ability to drive the 7 down to two. This will significantly reduce the maintenance burden to release an aircraft for flight, speed up the release for flight protocols and should drive down the number of technicians per detachment. This has been an incredible feat of perseverance in the face of numerous stakeholders challenging the logic and testing the rationale. The improved system is finally ready to be implemented this year – a major achievement for which he can be rightly proud.

WO2Williams is also happy to communicate in a non-technical environment, be that in a Platoon Command leadership capacity, the training domain, or in charge of Workshop socials. A huge character, Williams is always at the centre of the Workshop activity. No SNCO sets the standard more than Williams in the Workshop.

WO2 Williams has displayed immense perseverance, patience and professionalism. He is a worthy recipient of the Army Engineer Soldier 2021 Award.


Application
Nominations for the Services Awards are made through the appropriate senior specialist Service authority directly to the Engineers' Company in response to calling notices issued by The Clerk.

The Royal Air Force Engineer Officer of the Year

Squadron Leader Dominic Rennie RAF
Award Title
The Royal Air Force Engineer Officer of the Year
Scope
Awarded to an officer of the Royal Air Force who has a professional engineering registration and who best applied professional engineering judgement or technical innovation to contribute to the maintenance of military capability or effectiveness.
Eligibility
A Royal Air Force Officer of any rank, regular or reserve who has a professional engineering registration.
Award
Medal
Success Criteria
Demonstration of achievement of significant success through the application of professional engineering judgement or technical innovation to contribute to the maintenance of military capability or effectiveness.
Winner
Squadron Leader Dominic Rennie RAF
Citation
Sqn Ldr Rennie is the Senior Engineering Officer on XI (Fighter) Squadron. He took charge of a demoralised workforce whose ability to carry out in-depth technical analysis of faults had been badly impacted by over-tasking and a lack of training. Additionally, the Junior Engineering Officers and SNCOs were suffering from a lack of empowerment. Focussing immediately on people, he set about addressing the imbalance and empowering leaders at all levels. Applying his significant powers of analysis and drive, personnel were encouraged to learn and he fostered a culture of trust and openness by ensuring that individuals were not censured for mistakes made in good faith. He also allowed time for in-depth analysis to better undertake targeted rectification activity, rather than just changing components “on spec’”. All of this must be seen set against the backdrop of preparing for and deploying on operations – a period during which demand for serviceable aircraft was relentless.

Sqn Ldr Rennie’s efforts paid great dividends during deployment. On Operation SHADER (the contribution of the UK in the military intervention against ISIS), XI (Fighter) Squadron was faced with the worst serviceability of the in-flight refuelling system in recent memory. Faced with the prospect of operational failure, and having exhausted technical advice from the Typhoon Delivery Team, Sqn Ldr Rennie took personal charge of driving the specialist support agencies towards finding a solution. This involved significant Industry liaison – a task well outside of the remit of a first-line Engineering Officer – in-depth research with the supporting agencies and hands-on supervision of the squadron engineering personnel. All of this was done whilst supporting a relentless operational tempo, but importantly without eroding the significant trust and empowerment he had established with his subordinates. The investigation identified that Industry and the Service were using different methods for rigging in-flight refuelling probes. Additionally, when faced with damage to an aircraft during rectification to the refuelling system, it was Sqn Ldr Rennie who was able to determine that a similar incident had happened some 17 years earlier and drive the necessary lessons identified.

For his leadership, engineering judgement and superb technical acumen, Sqn Ldr Rennie is a worthy winner of the RAF Engineer Officer 2021 Award.
Application
Nominations for the Services Awards are made through the appropriate senior specialist Service authority directly to the Engineers' Company in response to calling notices issued by The Clerk.

The Royal Air Force Engineering Technician of the Year

Sergeant Matthew Wight RAF
Award Title
The Royal Air Force Engineering Technician of the Year
Scope
Awarded to a Royal Air Force Technician who has a professional engineering registration and who best applied professional engineering judgement or technical innovation to contribute to the maintenance of military capability or effectiveness.
Eligibility
A Royal Air Force Technician of any rank, regular or reserve who has a professional engineering registration.
Award
Medal
Success Criteria
Demonstration of achievement of significant success through the application of professional engineering judgement or technical innovation to contribute to the maintenance of military capability or effectiveness.
Winner
Sergeant Matthew Wight RAF
Citation
Sgt Wight has been instrumental in mitigating a chronic performance fault with the Typhoon Defensive Aids Suite (DASS) resulting in increased availability across the Typhoon Force. Refrigerant leakage rates during routine flying combined with inadequate repair timelines had left the Typhoon Force with insufficient replacement assets and degraded capability.

Sgt Wight instigated a local policy to protect 12 Squadron DASS capability. He directed that daily arising analysis on all DASS-capable aircraft be used to search for specific Fault Identification Codes. He recognised these would be generated as soon as any losses were sensed and before any performance degradation was measured and indicated to the pilot. This enabled refrigerant replacement before component failure.

On his introduction of the process there were immediately positive results. On 8 occasions, a Fault Identification Code was recorded, and further measurement of the refrigerant proved the system had leaked but before the system failed. Importantly, neither a specific warning was indicated to the pilot or generated as a maintenance arising. Over a 12-month period, 12 Squadron did not experience a single component replacement linked to leakage, against a previous backdrop of up to 14 arisings a month across the Force previously. Without Sgt
Wight’s intervention the refrigerant loss rates would have resulted in significant reduction in DASS capability and negative environmental effects from leaked refrigerant. The Typhoon Delivery Team now plan to use his results to form the basis of a DASS tool that can be used by all Front-Line Squadrons to indicate when pre-emptive maintenance action is required.

The protocols Sgt Wight established have protected DASS functionality to meet 12 Squadron training objectives, avoided significant repair costs, protected environmental damage and provided DASS resilience that is now being drawn on for priority operational usage.

Sgt Wight has exhibited exceptional technical skills, drive, determination and proactivity to identify a means to pre-emptively recognise impending component failure and take restorative action to improve Typhoon Defensive Aids Suite system performance. He fully justifies the Award of RAF Engineering Technician 2021.
Application
Nominations for the Services Awards are made through the appropriate senior specialist Service authority directly to the Engineers' Company in response to calling notices issued by The Clerk.

Defence Equipment and Support Engineer of the Year

Mr Adam McCullough
Award Title
Defence Equipment and Support Engineer of the Year
Scope
Awarded to an employee of Defence Equipment and Support who has a professional engineering registration and who best applied professional engineering judgement or technical innovation to contribute to the maintenance of military capability or effectiveness.
Eligibility
An employee of Defence Equipment and Support of any grade who has a professional engineering registration.
Award
Medal
Success Criteria
Demonstration of achievement of significant success through the application of professional engineering judgement or technical innovation to contribute to the maintenance of military capability or effectiveness.
Winner
Mr Adam McCullough
Citation
Adam McCullough led the development of Asset Management for Royal Navy Submarines as part of the DE&S Internal Technical Support Team. He showed significant technical insights and leadership to expand an initial study of a single equipment into a significant change programme. In so doing, he has delivered tangible improvements in Submarine Support. Adam has struck a perfect balance between developing internal capability within DE&S and drawing upon wider expertise to deliver outstanding results with clear benefits at the tactical level and broader coherence at the strategic level.
Application
Nominations for the Services Awards are made through the appropriate senior specialist Service authority directly to the Engineers' Company in response to calling notices issued by The Clerk.

HMS Prince of Wales Vice Admiral Wildish Memorial Prize for Engineering Innovation

Leading Engineering Technician (Marine Engineering) Jordan Baines
Award Title
HMS Prince of Wales Vice Admiral Wildish Memorial Prize for Engineering Innovation
Scope
Vice Admiral Wildish served in HMS PRINCE OF WALES in 1941. A few months before the ship was sunk in the Far East, the ship’s officers presented him and his wife with a silver platter to mark their wedding. Vice Admiral Wildish died in 2017 and his family have given the platter to the current HMS PRINCE OF WALES in his memory. The platter is now part of the annual award to commemorate the innovation shown by Admiral Wildish during his career as a Marine Engineering Officer. Among his many inventions was the splinter box (for damage control) as well as the concept of maintenance scheduling, a forerunner to Unit Maintenance Management System in use today.
Sponsor
HMS PRINCE OF WALES is affiliated to the Worshipful Company of Engineers, which, jointly with the Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology are pleased to support the Vice Admiral Wildish Memorial Prize for Engineering Innovation and The Commander Marine Engineering Award for Operational Engineering.
Eligibility
A member of any engineering department onboard HMS PRINCE OF WALES (Air, Marine or Weapons)
Award
Certificate and £200 Prize
Success Criteria
Awarded to the member of any engineering department onboard HMS PRINCE OF WALES (Air, Marine or Weapons) who has either created a new piece of equipment or technique to deal with a unique problem, solved a known problem in a more efficient way or used existing equipment or techniques in a new fashion to achieve a better result, demonstrating innovation in the face of adversity.
Winner
Leading Engineering Technician (Marine Engineering) Jordan Baines
Citation
LET Baines, on his first Leading Engineering Technician assignment as the ship’s fuels subject matter expert, devised a successful non-standard process connecting two separate fuel systems to enable simultaneous disembarkation of contaminated fuel, cleaning the system and embarking fresh F76. His engineering innovation and lateral thinking were crucial to achieving the planned readiness for sea and reflect the values of the Vice Admiral Wildish Award.
Application
Nominations for the Services Awards are made through the appropriate senior specialist Service authority directly to the Engineers' Company in response to calling notices issued by The Clerk.

HMS Prince of Wales Commander Marine Engineering Award for Operational Engineering

Petty Officer Engineering Technician Christopher Finch
Award Title
HMS Prince of Wales Commander Marine Engineering Award for Operational Engineering
Scope
The Commander Marine Engineering Award is made to the member of the Marine Engineering department onboard HMS PRINCE OF WALES who has delivered an exceptional result against either significant operational or time pressure, and/or arduous conditions.
Eligibility
A member of the Marine Engineering department onboard HMS PRINCE OF WALES.
Award
Certificate and £100 Prize
Success Criteria
Delivery of an exceptional result against either significant operational or time pressure, and/or arduous conditions.
Winner
Petty Officer Engineering Technician Christopher Finch
Citation
POT(ME) Finch is the Section Head for all Domestic systems on board, responsible for ensuring the availability of a vast array of key equipment, including five galleys, a laundry for 1600 personnel, a Role 2 Medical Centre and fresh water production; without any of these vital systems, the Ship and her sailors would be instantly incapacitated. His professionalism, exemplary standards for the performance and maintenance of this equipment and his relationships with the users and “customers” are a vital contribution to maintaining morale on board and deserving of the Commander Marine Engineering’s Award for his outstanding contribution to Operational Engineering.
Application
Nominations for the Services Awards are made through the appropriate senior specialist Service authority directly to the Engineers' Company in response to calling notices issued by The Clerk.

HMS Anson Award

Lieutenant Andrew Rose
Award Title
HMS Anson Award
Scope
HMS ANSON is affiliated to the Worshipful Company of Engineers, which is pleased to support the Commanding Officer’s Engineering, Leadership and Innovation Award. Awarded to the HMS ANSON Junior Rate, Senior Rate, Warrant Officer, or Commissioned Officer who has demonstrated exceptional engineering ability, leadership and innovation over the previous 12 months.
Eligibility
An HMS ANSON Junior Rate, Senior Rate, Warrant Officer, or Commissioned Officer.
Award
Certificate and £150 Prize
Success Criteria
Demonstration of exceptional engineering ability, leadership and innovation over the previous 12 months.
Winner
Lieutenant Andrew Rose
Citation
Lieutenant Andrew Rose initially joined ANSON under construction as a section officer in the Weapon Engineering (WE) Department just before the COVID crisis. At short notice, he effortlessly filled the vacated Head of Department (HoD) position to build and develop the engineering department, taking responsibility for submarine systems as they were completed, and planning for both the launch and afloat trials, made difficult by the pandemic and missing key personnel at all levels. He also took on the whole-boat role of Training Officer, planning to qualify the whole ships company for launch.

Lt Rose’s initiative, commitment, confident leadership and engineering nous were key to the successful launch and the next phase of trials, setting a high standard for this Award.
Application
Nominations for the Services Awards are made through the appropriate senior specialist Service authority directly to the Engineers' Company in response to calling notices issued by The Clerk.