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

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Mike Sargeant Award


The Mike Sargeant Award presented annually to a young engineering or IT professional who is judged to have made the most significant progress in their career over more than three years.  The award consists of a certificate, medal and £500 cash, given in memory of Mike Sargeant.


2018 Mike Sargeant winner:

Myeonglok Seol  

Mike Sargeant Career Achievement Award for Young Professionals to Dr Myeong-Lok Seol, Research Assistant at NASA Ames Research Centre, for innovative contributions in the development of triboelectric power generation system for wide-ranging societal applications, including small scale energy scavenging from vibrations and motions as well as large scale power generation from wind turbines, systems embedded on roadways and others. His work now paves the way for inexpensive manufacturing of TE systems and will impact many diverse areas in years to come. Myeong-Lok routinely mentors graduate and undergraduate student interns and takes pride in helping future engineers with their skillset development.

2017 Mike Sargeant winners:

Image of Ozak Esu   The IET Mike Sargeant Career Achievement Award for Young Professionals is awarded to Dr Ozak Esu BEng(Hons) MIET, Electrical Engineer at Cundall, for leading and contributing to the engineering design, installation, and efficient operation of twenty-nine national and international building design projects. Most recently, she contributed to the team design of Cannon House, a high-specification office for the Energy Systems Catapult, awarded the prestigious British Council for Offices Fit Out of Workplace Regional Award 2017. She is also a volunteer maths tutor with The Access Project, improving pupil's GCSE grades, a Cundall-Arkwright Mentor, and Engineers Without Borders UK volunteer, supporting sustainable knowledge and resource sharing for international and global development. Outside of work, she undertakes collaborative research projects, participating in competitions such as the IET Young Professionals Global Challenge, the James Dyson Award, and the British Council for Offices NextGen Workplace Competition to design the office of 2035.
Image of Melanie Ooi   The IET Mike Sargeant Career Achievement Award for Young Professionals is awarded to Associate Professor Dr Melanie Ooi BEng(Hons) MEngSc PhD CEng FIET, Heriot-Watt University Malaysia Campus, for developing and implementing pioneering industry-linked educational programs in electronic testing technology in close collaboration with major electronics industries in the region. The impact of the program on students has been transformational, equipping engineering graduates with impactful knowledge and relevant professional skills, improving their qualification, job-readiness and employability while addressing needs of the semiconductor industry in qualified specialists. The youngest female Fellow elected by the IET, Dr Ooi is recognised as an innovative engineering educator, productive industry-focused researcher, academic leader, and generous professional institution contributor.




2019 Key date


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