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IET Achievement Awards Ceremony
Thursday 24 October 2019: IET London | Savoy Place

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Sir Henry Royce Award


The award was set up by the Sir Henry Royce Memorial Foundation (PDF) and the IEE (now IET) in 1990. The Sir Henry Royce Award is valued by the engineering and IT industry and, by winning this prestigious award, the winner will highlight their achievements to future employers.

2018 winner:

Sophie Harker  

Sir Henry Royce Medal for Young Professionals to Miss Sophie Harker CEng, BAE Systems. In her role at BAE Systems she performs aerodynamics and performance analysis on future aircraft concepts, with responsibility for leading joint hypersonic and space concept work with Reaction Engines Limited, directly contributing to BAE Systems' space and hypersonic strategy. She is a strong advocate of transformation work, applying lean methods to activities such as intellectual property generation and demonstration tasks for a future multi-billion pounds programme. Sophie is an active STEM ambassador and uses her experiences as a woman engineer involved in space and hypersonic transport engineering to inspire the next generation of engineers. Sophie was one of the 2017 Winners of the Top 50 Women in Engineering under 35.


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.




2019 Key date


IET Achievement Awards:
24 November 2019, 17:30 (GMT)


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List of Young Professional recipients (PDF)