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IET Awards - Sir Henry Royce Award

Awards, prizes and scholarships within engineering and technology

Sir Henry Royce Award


This IET Award was established by the Sir Henry Royce Memorial Foundation and the Institution of Electrical Engineers (now IET) in 1990.   

The Medal is awarded to an outstanding young professional who has excelled in the workplace within the last three years. The nominee may have shown exceptional leadership in developing a project, outstanding individual  effort as part of a team or have demonstrated technological excellence when undertaking an engineering project.  See the Fact Sheet for background information on the Sir Henry Royce Award.



The Prize consists of a medal, a certificate and £250 cash - all provided by the Sir Henry Royce Memorial Foundation.  The Medal is presented at the IET Achievement Awards ceremony, which is held in London in November each year.     


Image of Henry Royce medal front   Image of Henry Royce medal reverse  


How to nominate

To make a nomination, please complete the online nomination form via the link on the right.  Nominators are required to upload the candidate’s Curriculum Vitae (CV) of no more than 2 pages or a link to a URL where the candidate’s professional profile is available.

We welcome nominations for women and men from around the world. You do not need to be an IET Member to nominate or be nominated.

Please note only one nomination is required per candidate and self-nominations will not be accepted.


Related links

If you are interested in nominating someone, please see the Candidate criteria guidance (PDF) document before completing the nomination form.

2017 winners

Image of Sean Gallagher   The IET Sir Henry Royce Medal for Young Professionals is awarded to Mr Sean Gallagher, BAE Systems. Sean is an exemplar engineer within BAE Systems. Winner of the Bee Beamont Award for his ground-breaking activities in additive manufacturing, Sean plays a leading role in the development and adoption of emerging disruptive technology applications for BAE Systems. Sean’s work is focused on qualifying additive manufacturing processes for airframe and tooling applications in both metallic and non-metallic processes. Sean’s work has been key in the adoption of additive technologies and BAE Systems now has flying components in production, ground equipment, tooling and protective equipment made by additive manufacturing in use across the Typhoon, Hawk and F-35 aircraft programmes.
Image of Nicholas Weeks   The IET Sir Henry Royce Medal for Young Professionals is awarded to Mr Nicholas Weeks CEng MIET, Chief of Material Engineering (Asia Pacific) at Rolls-Royce. With more than 10 years of experience in the company, he currently leads a team of over 50 staff, and manages an annual funding of USD 6mil. He has filed three patents and co-written three research papers. For the past three years, he has been pioneering numerous collaborations with research institutes, universities, and companies in South East Asia. Mr Weeks has truly excelled in his career as a Young Professional as well as inspiring other young people into engineering. He is a Committee member for the IET Singapore Network; through this he promotes STEM through many high-profile activities, including the Faraday Challenge and IET Chartered Engineers Forum. He also promotes IET membership among engineers.

2016 winner

Image of Jamal Asad Madni   Mr Jamal Asad Madni, Boeing Network and Space Systems, USA. Jamal has been responsible for the design, development, and test of space vehicle navigation and control flight software in addition to leading $75M+ of imperative new business capture opportunities for the company. He has served as a subject matter expert, successfully authored over 100 technical software milestone reviews and created a software user manual to reduce new employee on-boarding time by 100 hours.

2015 winner

Image of Eur Ing Dr Matthew Cole MEng CEng MIET   The Sir Henry Royce Medal was awarded to Eur Ing Dr Matthew Cole MEng CEng MIET, Oppenheimer Research Fellow, Cambridge University, for his research on the application of nanomaterials and more recently on the application of carbon nanotubes for field electron emission for the production of novel X-ray sources. He was elected to a Junior Research Fellowship at St Edmunds College in Cambridge whilst still in the third year of his PhD and since then has become a full Fellow at St Edmund’s College, where he is now the Director of Studies in Engineering and Admissions Tutor.

See also

More information on previous winners


Key dates


Nominations close on 18 May 2018, 17:00 (BST).


IET Achievement Awards:
14 November 2018, 13:00 (GMT)

Submit an online nomination

2018 online submission form


Related links

Candidate criteria guidance (PDF)



IET Achievement Medals leaflet (PDF)

Sir Henry Royce Award fact sheet (PDF)

Sir Henry Royce biography (PDF)


Also see

Previous Winners