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J A Lodge Award

Open to all Electronic and Electrical Engineers at the early stage of their career in Biomedical Engineering.

The J. A. Lodge Award 2013 was awarded to Alex J Casson.

The J. A. Lodge Award recognises promising early-career Electronic or Electrical Engineers working in Biomedical Engineering.

This award is presented annually in memory of James Alec Lodge, who took an active interest in encouraging young engineers working in the electrical engineering profession. The award is made available through Mrs E Lodge in memory of her late husband.


The J. A. Lodge Award is open to all Electronic or Electrical Engineers working at the early stage of their careers in the field of research and development within Biomedical Engineering. For applicants in universities, this corresponds to being in the final year of a PhD programme, or having recently completed their PhD (PhD degree not conferred before 2010). For applicants in industry, this corresponds to being within six years of graduating from their last degree (PhD degree not conferred before September 2007).

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


The winning entrant will receive a prize of £500, one year’s membership to the IET and a certificate of recognition.

Application and award process

  1. Candidates are expected to complete an application form.
  2. Candidates should submit an up-to-date CV and an example of written work. Work submitted can deal with any field of Biomedical Engineering. Examples include, but are not limited to, biomedical signal processing, biomedical image processing, e-health, informatics, hospital information systems, medical devices, etc.
  3. For applicants in universities, the piece of written work could be one or two chapters of a PhD thesis (but no more than two chapters), or a peer-reviewed journal or conference article.
  4. For applicants in industry, the written work could be a technical report, white paper or peer-reviewed journal or conference article.
  5. A supervisor’s reference must be provided in support of the application.
  6. The award aims to recognise excellence in the contribution and potential of Biomedical Engineers, which will comprise an overall assessment of (i) the quality of the submitted piece of written work, (ii) the CV of the applicant and their achievements to date, and (iii) the reference from the supervisor.
  7. The panel of judges will be appointed by the Executive Team of the IET's Healthcare Technologies Network.
  8. 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.
  9. All entry information will remain confidential.


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.