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IET Awards - Winners

Awards, prizes and scholarships within engineering and technology

Other IET Awards

Paul Fletcher Award


The Paul Fletcher Award Legacy was set up in the memory of Paul Thomas Fletcher (PDF) who wished to encourage the success of younger people in our profession. 

Awarded to an IET young professional volunteer for outstanding achievement in contributing to the activities of the IET. 


2016 winner:  Cheng Chia Loon BEng(Hons) MIET

Image of Cheng Chia Loon MIET   Mr Cheng Chia Loon is an  Assistant Manager in Product Development at Abrasive Engineering Pte Ltd. He believes a successful leader is obliged to grow others by nurturing more leaders. Mr Cheng Chia Loon is a member of the IET Singapore Local Network and Chairman of the IET Singapore Young Professionals Section (YPS). He recruited many young professionals and equipped them with necessary leadership skills. in less than four years, the YPS Singapore has expanded from four committee members to nearly 20, including several sub-groups. To motivate more young professionals to join the IET, he exemplifies his experiences and roles in the IET that energize his engineering career. He has also actively participated and hosted important events in several countries, and he strives to provide more people such opportunities.


2015 winner: Joe Dunn MIET

Image of Joe Dunn   Joe Dunn is a Senior Engineer/Engineering Manager at BAE Systems. Joe led the re-establishment of the Solent YP Section when it was nearly extinct. He persevered in building relationships with three universities, encouraging and helping them to establish IET-on-Campus groups long before this became an HQ-driven programme. He is dedicated to the development of annual hands-on workshops for students in the universities which have proved to be an excellent way of reaching students. His pro-active involvement in MyCommunity, contributing to new ways of communicating with users, and his well-researched preparation for the constructive use of social media are further examples of his outstanding contribution to this 5,400 member network.

Video interview with Joe Dunn



2014 winner: Ashish Kumar MIET

Image of Ashish Kumar

Ashish Kumar is a Supply Chain Management - Material Planner at Accenture in Chennai, India and has also worked for Nokia, Siemens Networks and Tata Communications.

Whilst finishing his BTech in Electronics and Communications Engineering, Ashish pursed a Certification Program in Business Management from the prestigious IIT Bombay, and is about to complete a Postgraduate Diploma in Supply Chain Management from Symbiosis University.

He is a proactive member of IET’s Chennai Network. Having being associated with the IET since 2009, Ashish has been instrumental in organizing over 30 international and internal events across India under the IET banner. He became Student Chairman in 2011, and since then Ashish has taken the IET to different parts of the country. Ashish is currently serving as the joint secretary of Chennai Young Professionals network. He has also won regional Present around the World (PATW) competitions on two occasions and has represented Chennai in PATW India.

Video interview with Ashish Kumar



2013  winners:

Robert Edmunds CEng MIET

Robert Edmunds MIET photo Robert Edmunds, Test Solutions Team Leader, Selex ES, UK. Over the last ten years, Robert has been an active member of the IET, holding numerous positions on IET committees at local, national and global level, and working to promote both engineering and the IET within Selex ES, and within the local and wider community. He has become one of the most identifiable faces for young engineers, appearing on much of the IET literature and within the "IET News" features: a real role model for students of all ages aspiring to a career within engineering.

Ms Alyssa Randall MIET

Alyssa Randall MIET photo  Alyssa Randall, Research and Development Engineer, Baylis Medical, Toronto, Canada.  Since participating in the IET’s Present Around the World (PATW) competition in 2009, Alyssa has been an outstanding volunteer and organised several regional PATW competitions. As a member of the Community Committee - Americas since 2011, she helped to rekindle activity in Toronto.  As Chair of the Young Professional Regional Committee (YPRC) since 2012, she led the YPRC in drafting a new regional scholarship. Ms Randall is positive, professional, forward thinking and has also encouraged women and biomedical engineers to join the IET.


2012  winner: Rhys Phillips MIET

Image of Rhys Phillips

Rhys joined the IET in April 2010 and became a volunteer that July. Within the South Wales Local Networks and Young Professional Sections, his roles include website and email marketing, event planning and schools volunteering. He chairs the South Wales Area meetings and is organising a series of professional registration workshops in his workplace. Rhys also sits on the Communities Committee UK where he is a member of the Finance Committee and organised the UK final of Present Around the World and the UK Communities Together volunteers event this year. He presents the science radio show, Pythagoras’ Trousers and devised the Pythagorean Cabaret science variety night which performs to IET Local Networks.

View a case study (PDF) on Rhys Phillips' contributions to the activities of the IET.


2011 winner: Tom Hlaing MEng(Hons) CEng MIET

Tom Hlaing (photo) Tom was chosen because of his long volunteering career and history of achievement within the IET governance in various roles, among which includes being a current member of the Membership and Professional Development Board (MPDB), past member of Council, Board Member of European Young Engineers (EYE), past member of the Younger Members Board (YMB), and past YP and LN Chair in the East Midlands Local Network. His notable YP achievement was co-chair of the Volunteers Conference Weekend 2010.


Related links:

Downloadable list of previous Young Professional Award recipients (PDF: opens in new window)


2017 Key dates


Nominations are now closed for 2017.


IET Achievement Awards:
15 November 2017, 13:00 (GMT)


Related Links:

List of previous Young Professional recipients (PDF)

Candidate criteria guidance (PDF)



IET Achievement Medals leaflet (PDF)