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Engineering Horizons Bursaries

Award Title
Engineering Horizons Bursaries
Scope
In 2018-19 the Engineers Trust supported 9 Horizons Bursaries through the IET. Further Horizon Bursaries will be awarded in 2019-20.
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
Elle Bryan - Studying Computer Science & Electronic Engineering at the University of Liverpool

Francis Gowlett - Studying Computer Science with Industrial Experience at Queen Mary College

Hannah Mokhberi - Studying Electrical & Electronic Engineering at Heriot-Watt University

Emily Jack - Studying Electronic Engineering at University of Portsmouth

Joe Fletcher - Defence Nuclear Degree Apprentice with the Ministry of Defence

Oliver Rathkey - Electrical Apprenticeship with Celsa Manufacturing & Coleg y Cymoedd

Bryony Stanfield - Engineering Apprentice with General Dynamics Land Systems

Benjamin Jordan - Electronic Engineering Degree Apprenticeship with Babcock International & University of the West of England

Jack Chapman - Electronic & Computer Engineering Degree with Renishaw New Mills & University of the West of England

RAEng Engineers Trust Young Engineer of the Year

Previous award winner Award Winners
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
UK engineers in full time higher education, research or industrial employment.
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
Rosie Goldrick joined MASS Design Group’s Kigali office in September 2016 as a structural engineer from Engineers Without Borders. She now leads a diverse team of international and multidisciplinary engineers in the design and implementation of innovative projects throughout East Africa (and cannot attend this evening’s ceremony for that reason).

Sophie Harker is a Senior Aerodynamicist for BAE Systems and is one of the youngest engineers to have achieved Chartered Engineer status at just 25 years old. She works at the forefront of aerospace technology, developing advanced designs and concepts for new generation fast jets and aircraft that operate in space as well as inside the atmosphere.

Dr Giorgia Longobardi is founder and CEO of Cambridge GaN Devices Ltd (CGD), a start-up developing highly efficient power electronics that could offer major energy savings in applications ranging from power supplies for consumer electronics to LED drives, data centres and wireless chargers.

Dr Áine Ní Bhreasail is a chartered civil engineer specialising in geotechnics, currently working for Arup. Her expertise in soil movement, together with her analytical approach and strong communication skills, have enabled her to make a real impact on the industry and to help develop more resilient infrastructure.

Dr Mariia Sorokina is a Royal Academy of Engineering Research Fellow, currently developing next generation hardware enabling faster and more energy efficient artificial intelligence (AI) computing. She has established a new, emerging research field – fibre-laser based neuromorphic engineering – that is critical for the development of data-hungry AI applications.

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

Mark Braniff, Trevor Poots and David Patterson (Sam Wilson and David Riordan could not attend the ceremony)
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 benefit to the community.
Winner
Bombardier
Citation
The Bombardier team received the 2019 award for their innovative, resin-infused advanced composite aircraft wing that underpins the Airbus A220 and is the first certified commercial aircraft wing made using resin transfer infusion (RTI). The RTI process sees a complex structure created by placing dry fabric into moulds before impregnating it with liquid resin, which then sets into shape under heat and pressure. While other processes involve pre-impregnated carbon fibre requiring intensive refrigeration before manufacture, the RTI process uses less energy, fewer parts and results in a lighter wing. Compared to a conventional metal wing, Bombardier’s carbon composite wing is approximately 10% lighter helping to reduce fuel burn in flight, with an accompanying reduction of CO2 and NOx emissions.

The £520 million investment in Bombardier’s aircraft wing programme is the largest ever single inward investment in Northern Ireland and around 200 suppliers across the UK are directly involved with the programme alongside many others throughout the supply chain.
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

Robert Edwin Rouse
Award Title
The Hawley Award for Engineering Innovation
Scope
The Hawley Award, established in 2006, is awarded annually for the most outstanding engineering innovation that delivers demonstrable benefit to the environment, by a resident of the UK who is at an early career stage, holds a graduate or post-graduate degree in engineering or science from a recognised UK university and is a graduate or more senior member of an engineering institution. The Trust is partnering with BRE Trust in promoting this award.
Sponsor
Allis cum Humanitate, John Laing plc,
AMEC plc, Keir Group,
AstraZeneca, National Grid,
BP, Nuclear Decommissioning Authority,
British Energy, Nuclear Industry Association,
BSI, Royal Academy of Engineering,
Carron Energy (Uskmouth power Co Ltd), Royal Society of Chemistry,
Costain plc, Rutland Fund Management Ltd.
Deloitte & Touche plc, RWE npower,
Dr Robert Hawley, Scottish Power,
EDF Energy, Shell,
Engineering & Technology Board, Society of Environmental Eng,
Engineering Council UK, Thames Water,
Engineers’ Company Liverymen, The Go-Ahead Group plc,
Fidelity, The Weir Group plc,
Hammonds, UKAEA,
HSBC, VT Group,
IAC, Water Conservators’ Company,
IET, World Nuclear Association,
IMarEST.

Eligibility
A resident of the UK who is a graduate or more senior member of a recognised 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 multi-disciplinary 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
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.
Winner
Robert Edwin Rouse, University of Cambridge (2018).
Citation
Robert Edwin Rouse is a scientist, engineer and designer. He is reading for a PhD at the University of Cambridge having already completed an MSc at Imperial College London and an MA at the Royal College of Art. His first degree was in Mechanical Engineering at Exeter where he gained a first. His passion for engineering combined with his love of the marine environment has brought about a design of a device for assisting in cleaning up the oceans. His invention extracts marine and fluvial plastic pollution through integrated, commensal technologies and is both timely and important with the world currently looking at single use plastics and the damage they cause to the environment. One unit with a processing area of 6m2 can remove up to 120 tonnes per year.
Application
Applications should be emailed, FAO Vicky Brown, to hawley@bretrust.org.uk Further details can also be viewed on BRE Trust Website
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Stephenson Award

Dr Naomi Green
Award Title
Stephenson Award
Scope
The 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 Engineering Development Trust (EDT) 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
Dr Naomi Green
Citation
Naomi is a biomedical engineer who has developed and delivered numerous award-winning science communication projects. She shares her enthusiasm and love for engineering with children of all ages, through a wide variety of activities, such as the Big Bang Fair, British Science Festival, I'm an Engineer Get Me Out of Here and many other examples. She has been a STEM Ambassador since graduating with a MEng degree in 2004 and is an active member of the outreach and public engagement community at the University of Birmingham. In 2006, Naomi was invited as a speaker at a celebration of the STEM Ambassador scheme at the House of Lords. In 2007, in recognition of her work she was invited to a reception at 10 Downing Street for British Science Week.

Since then she has been a postgraduate supervisor for the general engineering Headstart course run by the EDT and has a close relationship with Handsworth Wood Girls Academy, giving careers talks and supported the Girls into Engineering project to develop a soap box go kart. She also planned activities for a 'Meet the Experts' event at the Thinktank science museum in Birmingham, and trained her fellow PhD students to deliver it with her. She also co-presented Sarah Bearchell's Cloud Factory at the Big Bang Fair, an interactive science show designed for SEN children. She has also introduced science busking to her local arts festival CoCoMAD, and brought science to the festival for the first time. She trained a team of STEM Ambassadors to busk and deliver some activities in the science tent. In 2015, she was awarded the College of Engineering and Physical Science Societies Outreach Award. She has now trained other staff and students in our research group to deliver an outreach workshop. It has been delivered over 30 times at local schools and at university outreach events, such as Girls in STEM, Discovery Day and Engineering Taster Days, with consistently high feedback from teachers and children.

Most recently Naomi won £28,000 from the Royal Academy of Engineering Ingenious fund to deliver an innovative outreach project in schools, called Daughters of Invention, with a local theatre in education company called The Play House. The project used drama to engage children in biomedical engineering and raise their aspirations to attend higher education.



Application
Applications should be emailed before 2 April 2019 to stephenson@engineerstrust.org.uk

Baroness Platt of Writtle Award

Lieutenant Tim Ward RN
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 Honorary 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
Lieutenant Tim Ward RN
Citation
Tim Ward has developed his engineering skills as an Engineering Officer with the Royal Navy. His roles have been varied and he is currently the manager of several submarine maintenance projects with a combined completion value of over £5m annually. He engages closely with industry partners to ensure that projects are completed successfully to time and budget; he is then responsible for auditing the work completed which contributes to a final safety assessment for the boat. Tim has been commended by a number of stakeholders on his development of new techniques for the management of the submarine maintenance programmes and, because of his efforts, maintenance times have been reduced.
Tim is a dedicated and enthusiastic engineer who is a strong advocate of change. He utilises learning from experience to identify the shortfalls in processes and presents novel solutions to the issues identified. He has been involved in large engineering projects with demanding time pressures. He has a broad understanding of engineering topics and has been heavily involved in the rectification of high priority nuclear and conventional defects. His work within the Submarine Delivery Agency is far reaching and he has proven leadership and management skills. He is involved in the local engineering community and encourages others to pursue their engineering careers. He has received several commendations for his work within the Royal Navy and continues to show enduring commitment to the engineering profession.

Application
Applications should be emailed to platt@engineerstrust.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@engineerstrust.org.uk

The Leete Premium Award

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, an agreement was made with the Institute for Manufacturing (IfM), University of Cambridge, to provide a “premium” above normal Departmental Training Awards to be awarded to their best new PhD research student in 2013 and in each of the following two years. Eligibility is restricted to UK Nationals whose prospective projects do not benefit from CASE awards and the £18,000 total award is staged over 3 years of PhD study subject to sustainment of satisfactory performance.
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 Institute for Manufacturing, 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
The most recent winner was James MacDonald. James' PhD research will examine the fabrication of superhydrophobic surfaces through direct laser texturing. This process imparts superhydrophobicity through inherent modification of the surface texture and chemistry to overcome the durability challenges associated with coating approaches. The laser texturing process has proven capable of producing some of the most strongly nonwetting surfaces ever created with key benefits of low cost, scalability and HSE neutrality. Further work will investigate hybrid techniques of laser processing with digitally enabled additive coatings to produce patternable control of surface functionality. Targeted surface functionalities will involve self-cleaning, integrated sensors and electronics. James PhD is funded from 2017 to 2020.
Application
Applications are currently suspended while negotiations with a new partner are completed.

Cadzow Smith Award

Charles (Bertie) Boakes
Award Title
Cadzow Smith Award
Scope
Established in 1996, the Cadzow Smith Engineering 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 (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
Charles (Bertie) Boakes
Citation
Bertie is presently on the 4th and final year of an MEng course in Mechanical Engineering at Imperial College London. He is an intelligent, highly able and mature candidate. He has won the Imperial College Allen Prize for Mathematics, not only scoring 100% on the required questions in the examination but 100% on the remaining questions. His Senior Tutor describes his academic performance as exceptional and expresses the clear expectation that he will gain a well-deserved 1st class degree.

During a summer placement working with Reaction Engines Ltd, a company that is developing an air breathing rocket engine with a unique thermodynamic cycle, Bertie was given the task of exploring other applications for the cryogenic heat exchanger that is the unusual technology at the heart of the engine. In carrying out this task: he proposed a design solution to improve the feasibility of aero engine recuperation; identified the need for a tool to automate the process of preliminary heat exchanger sizing and optimisation and then produced a tool to do this; produced a flexible heat exchanger model to facilitate optimisation by the above tool; and finally summarised research on a topic in fluid mechanics to inform modelling of heat exchangers. Understandably, he is held in high regard by the team at Reaction Engines.

In a “Design, Build, Make” project he acted as project leader and mentor for the group that developed an ultrasonic mapping tool for use in the College’s mechanical engineering laboratory. The project won the prize for the best group project.

Bertie not only has the technical skills, breadth and ability to succeed in technology innovation, but also the maturity, understanding, leadership skills and practical motivation to contribute significantly to the future of engineering. He is a worthy winner of the Cadzow Smith Award.


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 Engineers’ Company office in London in early March. Only one nomination is allowed per institution. cadzowsmith@engineerstrust.org

Mercia Award

Polly Blaikie
Award Title
Mercia Award
Scope
The Mercia Award is made annually to a student under 30 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
Polly Blaikie
Citation
Polly Blaikie completed an advanced modern apprenticeship with the Ministry of Defence, Defence Equipment and Support, winning the Gold Award Apprentice of the year in 2012. This is also year in which she joined the IMechE as an Engineering Technician. After two years as a Systems Manager she enrolled on a BEng Mechanical Engineering degree programme at Cardiff University, gaining a first class honours degree in 2018. Polly is currently undertaking an EPSRC-funded PhD in Medical Engineering at Cardiff, adapting a non-destructive testing technique called Acoustic Emission and applying it to the diagnosis, intervention and treatment of osteoarthritis. The subject of her excellent submission for the Mercia Award was ‘Bridges, Aircraft and Knees: Using non-destructive testing techniques to diagnose osteoarthritis’. Polly is a highly capable and talented researcher who is particularly good at applying her engineering knowledge to solve problems and communicate her research to diverse audiences. She is expected to achieve the highest success, has already presented some of her work at Medical Engineering conferences and has demonstrated her enthusiasm for promoting STEM subjects.
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@engineerstrust.org.uk

Water Engineering Award

Victoria Porley
Award Title
Water Engineering Award
Scope
The Water Engineering award is made jointly with the International Water Association (IWA) for the best presentation and paper at the annual IWA UK Young Water Professionals Conference.
Eligibility
A 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
Victoria Porley
Citation
Following the completion of a joint Chemistry and Physics degree at the University of St Andrews in June 2018, Victoria Porley is now conducting a PhD funded by the Hydro Nation Scholars Programme at the University of Edinburgh. Her research aims to tackle the pressing issue of poor water quality in many rural regions, working closely with partners in India using light-activated catalysis for removal of harmful contaminants. Her winning presentation at the Young Water Professionals Conference in June 2019 entitled “Water purification in rural India using sunlight and low-cost materials”, gave background context for the research project, with a focus on the results from field tests in India in March and April 2019. The technology uses sunlight to disinfect water in the presence of a catalyst within a simple plastic bottle with astounding results. The judges declared it an outstanding presentation making Victoria a worthy winner. Victoria is also actively involved in events promoting STEM subjects amongst schoolchildren and the general public.

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

Services Engineering Undergraduate Award

Second Lieutenant Callum Sapsford RE
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
Second Lieutenant Callum Sapsford RE
Citation
OCdt Callum Sapsford joined the Defence Technical Undergraduate Scheme (DTUS) from Welbeck Defence Sixth Form College in September 2014 as a student at Northumbria University, studying for a Masters in Mechanical Engineering. In July 2018 he graduated with a First-Class degree. His third-year dissertation subject was on the effect of knife attacks on body armour in wet and dry conditions and he wrote a thesis on the development of rapid prototyping and the opportunity to integrate this into the military supply chain. In his Masters year he wrote a report analysing the structural integrity of airframe sections of the CH47 Chinook helicopter whilst operating with underslung loads. He received high academic recognition in subjects that link directly to the defence and security sector in which he will serve.

Callum has consistently demonstrated significant engineering and technical talent, strong leadership ability, and unwavering commitment to both his studies and the wider military environment in which he has been immersed. He completed the Army Commissioning Course at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst in August 2019. He has been commissioned into the Corps of Royal Engineers where he will no doubt make a very effective engineering officer and Troop Commander.
Application
Nominations for the Services Awards are made through the relevant Service Authorities directly to the Engineers' Company in response to calling notices issued by The Clerk.

Services Engineering Postgraduate Award

JUO Elizabeth Nuttall RAF(V)
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
Junior Under Officer Elizabeth Nuttall RAF(V)
Citation
Elizabeth has been exceptional during her time on the Defence Technical Undergraduate Scheme and secured a first-class honours degree with the University of Birmingham in June 2018 on the University’s joint Mechanical and Materials Engineering, Masters of Engineering degree programme. In her final year she studied Synoptic Mechanical Engineering, Advanced Vehicle Engineering, Intermetallics, Metal and Ceramic Matrix Composites Surface Engineering and Biomedical Engineering.

Elizabeth’s research considered the challenges of characterising high temperature crack growth after inertia friction welding of next generation nickel disc superalloys. She scored highly not only for the care and dedication that she showed during the experimental programme, but also for her analysis in considering how these new alloys (to be used in safety-critical aero-engine components) could be improved. The maturity of her discussion and conclusions were highly valued by Rolls-Royce.


Engineering is just one facet where she has excelled. She also captained the University Women’s Rugby Union side with distinction and last season she was awarded three club prizes for her leadership efforts both on and off the field. Elizabeth has made a huge contribution to both the Defence Technical Undergraduate Scheme and the wider aspects of the University of Birmingham whilst attaining the very highest academic achievement. She has demonstrated clear academic excellence, a highly tuned aptitude for leadership and a commitment to a professional engineering career in the Royal Air Force.
Application
Nominations for the Services Awards are made through the relevant Service Authorities directly to the Engineers' Company in response to calling notices issued by The Clerk.

The Royal Navy Chartered Engineer of the Year Award 2019

Award Title
The Royal Navy Chartered Engineer of the Year Award 2019
Scope
A Royal Navy Chartered Engineer who has contributed most through the application of professional engineering judgment, including the use of leadership, management and technical acumen in the acquisition of new capability or to meet material availability targets..
Eligibility
A Royal Navy Chartered Engineer of any rank or grade, regular or reserve.
Award
Medal
Success Criteria
Demonstration of achievement of significant success through the application of professional engineering judgement or technical innovation.
Winner
Lieutenant Commander Lee Packer RN CEng MIET
Citation
Lt Cdr Packer RN is an outstanding engineer and an inspiring leader. He empowers his department to deliver the best standards possible and employs a range of leadership skills to optimise personal and team performance. As the Weapon Engineering Officer of HMS DUNCAN, Lee’s ability to think laterally and innovatively is renowned within and beyond his ship. During the rectification of a complex radar defect, he provided excellent technical leadership. He not only pressed the contractor to deliver more effectively but also encouraged his team to come up with two novel solutions.

The first solution was a 3D-printed bespoke cover that was taken from CAD projection to prototype in 48 hours. The second began as a trial where he won support to deliver another very significant classified improvement based upon the innovative use of 3D printing. His personal efforts were the key – the vision to see the potential operational benefits of 3D-printing; the professional skill to articulate the need and possible solutions in an engineering sense; the tenacity to fight through bureaucracy to win the necessary funding; and the management and leadership skills to arrange training and develop a team of technicians to explore this technology.

He is an intelligent and innovative engineer with a passion for people and to delivering their potential. Keen to encourage others onboard, Lee conceived the DUNCAN DEN. This is a concept where successful ideas obtain funding and/or support. Entirely because of his drive, the number of ideas submitted grew from zero to 49. Lt Cdr Packer’s achievements within his department and across HMS DUNCAN to nurture innovation and talent make him a worthy recipient of the RN CEng Award for 2019
Application
Nominations for the Services Awards are made through the relevant Service Authorities directly to the Engineers' Company in response to calling notices issued by The Clerk.

The Army Chartered Engineer of the Year Award 2019

Major Matt Fry RE CEng
Award Title
The Army Chartered Engineer of the Year Award 2019
Scope
An Army Chartered Engineer who has contributed most through the application of professional engineering judgment, including the use of leadership, management and technical acumen in the acquisition of new capability or to meet material availability targets. 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 Chartered Engineer, of any rank, regular or reserve.
Award
Medal
Success Criteria
Demonstration of achievement of significant success through the application of professional engineering judgement or technical innovation.
Winner
Major Matt Fry RE
Citation
Major Matt Fry RE has led his design team through an extremely difficult period of resolving legacy design issues for a £15M construction project in the Falkland Islands. Thrust into leading the design for the Corps’ most complex construction task in a generation, Matt has been pivotal to resolving several legacy issues with the original design and has broken new ground for the Corps in developing its understanding of complex issues with modern construction.

Matt’s Specialist Team Royal Engineers (STRE) was appointed as the Military Design Authority (MDA) for Project ANEMOI; a £15M project to deliver domestic and technical accommodation on three remote radar mountain sites in November 2018. He immediately set his team to the task of tackling a number of complicated issues, many of which the Corps has not faced this century. He approached every challenge with professionalism and resolve, resulting in significant improvement in the progress of a high-profile project that will define the Corps design, resource and construct capability for many years to come.

Matt pioneered the novel use within the military of many of the latest construction technologies, to the direct benefit and improvement of the project. In particular he has exploited the opportunities presented by LIDAR sensors (pulsed laser light to measure distance) to produce ‘data point clouds’ which via specialist software can then be modelled and rendered to create visual 3D representations of the structures. By employing this technology on the project, he was able rapidly to increase the speed at which ‘as built’ drawings were produced, as well as identifying early points of non-conformance between design and construction. Royal Engineer artisans also benefitted immensely from this visualisation as well as the production of installation drawings, the latter being a skill the Corps has not practised to this level for many years. For soldiers on the ground it has been a step change from trying to interpret complicated 2D design drawings.

Matt encouraged his team to push the boundaries by embracing and using the latest photogrammetry equipment and software. The process of taking multiple photographs to then create a virtual experience has led to a step change in conveying the description and images of the structures. From individuals about to deploy, through to briefing senior officers and civilian consultants, all were given a bespoke and powerful journey through the 3D imagery of the sites and particular elements. This process has fundamentally improved the ability to plan and prepare for the testing and commissioning phase of the project, where specialist civilian contractors are unable to conduct routine site visits.

Maj Fry’s initiative and innovative approach has modernised military engineering; but most importantly saved the project both time and resource – noting the distance of the Falkland Islands from UK
Application
Nominations for the Services Awards are made through the relevant Service Authorities directly to the Engineers' Company in response to calling notices issued by The Clerk.

The Army Engineering Technician of the Year 2019

Sergeant Bruce Horoszko R SIGNALS
Award Title
The Army Engineering Technician of the Year 2019
Scope
An Army Engineering Technician who has contributed most through the application of professional engineering judgement, including the use of leadership, management and technical acumen in the acquisition of new capability or to meet material availability targets. 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 Engineering Technician, of any rank, regular or reserve.
Award
Medal
Success Criteria
Demonstration of achievement of significant success through the application of professional engineering judgement or technical innovation.
Winner
Sergeant Bruce Horoszko R SIGNALS
Citation
Sergeant Horoszko R SIGNALS is a Class one Communications Systems Engineer currently employed in 222 Signal Squadron, 22 Signal Regiment and is one of the most technically gifted soldiers within the Regiment. An intelligent, dynamic and reliable senior NCO, whenever there is a technical issue that needs resolving he is the first point of call. His unwavering work ethic and technical prowess have put him in high demand.

Over the last year, Bruce has been integral in the testing and commissioning of the British Army’s new deployable computer system, called the Legacy Blue System (LBS), which replaces the current system (Magpie). He was appointed to lead the volume roll out across the regiment, a task that involved planning and co-ordinating a highly specialised 10-man team at RAF Leeming. After rollout, he pioneered the integration of LBS services over the battlefield Wide Area Networking (WAN) system (Falcon). Under his technical leadership, his team succeeded in passing LBS traffic over the Falcon WAN, a huge milestone for the project and a significant technical achievement.

Though it is his technical prowess and work ethic that makes him reliable, it is Bruce’s passion for developing junior engineers that truly makes him stand out. Throughout his work he takes time to teach those around him, either formally or on the job. This has been seen when he led on the Regiment’s Key Skills and Experience package, not only delivering lessons but also overseeing the whole course. He encourages new members of the Squadron to have the same appetite to learn and develop into effective engineers. Further to this he is currently helping to establish a Stafford Station Cisco Academy to further develop the engineers based in MoD Stafford.

Sergeant Horoszko is an impressive soldier who has an enormous amount of engineering experiences and technical acumen. Without him the Royal Signals would be short a dependable, pragmatic and gifted Communications Systems Engineer who continually strives to attain a higher standard of engineering and the betterment of those around him

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

The Royal Air Force Chartered Engineer of the Year Award 2019

Wg Cdr Tim Rand RAF CEng MIET
Award Title
The Royal Air Force Chartered Engineer of the Year Award 2019
Scope
A Royal Air Force Chartered Engineer who has contributed most through the application of professional engineering judgement, including the use of leadership, management and technical acumen in the acquisition of new capability or to meet material availability targets.
Eligibility
A Royal Air Force Chartered Engineer, of any rank or grade, regular or reserve.
Award
Medal
Success Criteria
Demonstration of achievement of significant success through the application of professional engineering judgement
Winner
Wing Commander Tim Rand RAF CEng MIET
Citation
Wing Commander Timothy Rand RAF served as the Tornado aircraft Engineering Authority in Defence Equipment and Support for the aircraft’s final 3 years of flying operations. His outstanding technical leadership of a joint service and civilian team and his exceptional engineering judgement were fundamental to the sustained availability of Tornado aircraft on operations all the way through to the aircraft’s retirement in March 2019.

Through the final years of Tornado service, aircraft were continuously deployed on Operation SHADER over Iraq and Syria. The resultant demand for urgent engineering decision-making from deployed Tornado squadrons was relentless and extensive. With form leadership and considered engineering judgment, Tim led the response to thousands of technical enquiries. His impressive ability to assess airworthiness risk and provide clear advice to Duty Holders , often under immediate time pressures contributed directly to the success of hundreds of operational sorties.

Tornado aircraft were nearing their 7000 flying life limit in 2017 and had insufficient remaining life to meet the increasing operational tempo. Tim commissioned the analysis required to extend the aircraft’s life, reviewed and assessed technical evidence form hundreds of sources and delivered type airworthiness recommendations for the necessary life extension to8000 flying hours. His dedication to leading the mammoth task meant that the Tornado fleet safely achieved the required flying output until its retirement.

During 2018 Tim undertook all of this activity whilst managing the transfer of 60% of his engineers to another team. Recognising that the usual air safety ways of working would have to change if output was to be sustained, he sought efficient and innovative approached to hazard management, leading by example in on his decision making and showing the courage to accept airworthiness risk where appropriate. In doing so he maintained the type airworthiness of the Tornado aircraft and contributed top 18 months of continuous Tornado Force availability achievement during a turbulent period as the force prepared for drawdown.

With exceptional engineering judgment and inspirational technical leadership, Wg Cdr Rand made a critical and sustained contribution to the availability and air safety of Tornado in the challenging operational contexts.
Application
Nominations for the Services Awards are made through the relevant Service Authorities directly to the Engineers' Company in response to calling notices issued by The Clerk.