Dennis Hill Award

The Dennis Hill Award is presented to MEng or MSc students in Biomedical Engineering and related subjects. 

The Dennis Hill Award 2013 was awarded to Johanna Best. 

The Dennis Hill Award recognises outstanding work in the field of Biomedical Engineering.

This award is presented in memory of Professor Dennis Hill, a pioneering researcher and practitioner in many areas of endeavour, particularly in relation to anaesthesia and intensive care.

The prize is awarded annually to the student on an MEng or MSc programme who has, during the past year, submitted the best final year project dissertation in the general field of Biomedical Engineering and cognate subjects (including Electronic and Electrical Engineering, Physics, Healthcare Technologies and Health Informatics). 

The purpose of the prize is to encourage and reward excellence in the field of study.

Eligibility

The Dennis Hill Award is open to all MEng or MSc students in the field of Biomedical Engineering and cognate subjects. 

Any contribution by others to the work submitted must be made clear in the application.

Prize

The winning entrant will receive a prize of £300, one year’s membership of the IET and a certificate of recognition.

Application and award process

  1. Students graduating from relevant MEng or MSc programme (or equivalent postgraduate course) offered by UK institutions are invited to submit their project dissertations to be considered for the prize.
  2. A copy of the final report, if available, would have to be sent to the IET (otherwise, an A4 summary of the project would suffice). In addition, a supervisor’s reference detailing the reasons why that is the best project dissertation in the general field Biomedical Engineering and cognate subjects (including Electronic and Electrical Engineering, Physics, Healthcare Technologies and Health Informatics) in that MEng or MSc programme would have to be provided. Only one dissertation, per programme, per institution, would be considered for the prize.
  3. The panel of judges will be appointed by the Executive Team of the IET's Healthcare Technologies Network.
  4. Projects will be judged on the originality and quality of their content as well as the writing style.
  5. It may be decided, at the discretion of the panel, that the award will not be presented in any particular year. The decision by the panel is final and not subject to appeal.
  6. All entry information will remain confidential.

Presentation

The winner of the award will be invited to the attend the IET’s Annual Healthcare Technologies Awards night to present their work to colleagues and peers.

The award will next be run early in 2015, details to follow soon.

This award is organised by the IET’s Healthcare Technologies Network.