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The Faraday Medallists

The Faraday Medal of the IET is a bronze medal established to commemorate the fiftieth anniversary of the first Ordinary Meeting of the Society of Telegraph Engineers.

The medal is awarded by the IET not more frequently than once a year (either for notable scientific or industrial achievement in engineering or for conspicuous service rendered to the advancement of science, engineering and technology) without restriction as regards nationality, country of residence or membership of the Institution.

Previous recipients of the Faraday Medal are:

2015 Professor Kees Schouhamer Immink FIEEE FAES FSMPTE
2014 Regius Professor Christofer Toumazou FRS FREng FMedSci
2013 Professor Sir Michael Pepper FREng FRS
2012 Dr Leonardo Chiariglione
2011 Professor Donald E Knuth
2010 Professor Donal Bradley CBE FRS
2009 Sir Martin Sweeting OBE FREng FRS
2008 Professor Josef Kittler FREng
2007 Professor Stephen Furber FRS FREng
2006 Professor J V McCanny CBE FREng FRS FIAE
2005 Mr Azim H Premji
2004 Professor P M Grant FREng FRSE BSc PhD
2003 Professor R H Friend FRS
2002 Sir Robin Saxby BEng
2001 Professor C J Harris BSc MA PhD FREng
2000 Professor J M Brady FREng MSc PhD FRS
1999 Professor P A McKeown OBE FREng DSc
1998 Professor R M Needham FRS FEng
1997 Professor J E Midwinter OBE BSc FRS FEng
1996 Mr S C Miller CBE BSc FEng
1995 Professor J D Rhodes OBE PhD DSc DEng FRS FEng
1994 Dr J Parnaby CBE BSc DTech FEng
1993 Professor A G J MacFarlane CBE FRS FEng
1992 Dr L Solymar MA
1991 Dr A W Rudge OBE FEng
1990 Professor P J Lawrenson MSc DSc FRS FEng
1989 Professor C K Kao BSc BSc(Eng) PhD
1988 Professor C Hilsum BSc PhD FRS FEng
1987 Professor D E N Davies CBE DSc PhD FEng
1986 Professor E D R Shearman BSc(Eng) FEng
1985 Professor C A R Hoare MA HonDSc
1984 Professor A L Cullen OBE DSc(Eng) FRS FEng
1983 Professor W A Gambling DSc PhD FEng
1982 Professor B D Josephson
1981 Professor M V Wilkes
1980 Professor E A Ash PhD DSc
1979 Dr Robert N Noyce
1978 Dr E Friedlander
1977 Dr J B Adams CMG MA FRS
1976 T O Paine AB MS PhD
1975 Professor J M Meek CBE DEng FInstP
1974 G Millington MA BSc
1973 Professor Sir Nevill Mott MA FRS
1972 Professor F C Williams CBE DSc DPhil FRS
1971 Professor Sir Martin Ryle MA FRS
1970 Professor C W Oatley OBE MA MSc FRS
1969 Dr Phillip Sporn EE
1968 L H Bedford CBE MA BSc(Eng)
1967 Professor H E M Barlow PhD BSc(Eng) FRS
1966 J A Ratcliffe CB CBE MA FRS
1965 Vladimir K Zworykin EE PhD DSc
1964 J R Mortlock BSc(Eng) PhD
1963 P M J Ailleret
1962 Sir Basil F J Schonland CBE MA PhD FRS
1961 Julius A Stratton ScD LLD
1960 Sir George P Thomson DSc FRS
1959 Luigi Emmannueli
1958 Sir Gordon Radley KCB CBE PhD(Eng)
1957 Dr Waldemar Borgquist
1956 Professor G W O Howe DSc LLD
1955 Sir John Cockcroft KCB CBE MA DSc MScTech PhD FRS
1954 Sir Isaac Shoenberg
1953 Sir A Stanley Angwin KBE DSO MC TD BSc(Eng)
1952 Professor E O Lawrence AM PhD
1951 T L Eckersley BA BSc PhD FRS
1950 Sir James Chadwick MSc PhD FRS
1949 C S Franklin CBE
1948 Professor M L E Oliphant FRS
1947 Sir Leonard Pearce CBE DSc
1946 Sir Edward V Appleton GBE KCB MA DSc LLD FRS
1945 Sir Clifford C Paterson OBE DSc FRS
1944 I Langmuir LLD DSc PhD
1943 Sir Archibald Page
1942 Dr P Kapitza FRS
1941 Sir Arthur P H Fleming CBE DEng LLD
1940 A Russell MA DSc LLD FRS
1939 W D Coolidge BS PhD
1938 Sir John F C Snell GBE
1937 Professor Andre Blondel
1936 Sir William H Bragg OM KBE MA DSc FRS
1935 F B Jewett PhD
1934 Sir Frank E Smith GCB GBM DSc FRS
1933 no award
1932 Sir Oliver Lodge DSc FRS
1931 C H Merz DSc
1930 The Rt Hon Lord Rutherford of Nelson OM FRS
1929 Guido Semenza
1928 Professor Sir Ambrose Fleming MA DSc FRS
1927 Elihu Thomson DSc
1926 Colonel R E B Crompton CB FRS
1925 Sir J J Thomson OM MA FRS
1924 S Z de Ferranti DSc FRS
1923 The Hon Sir Charles A Parsons OM KCB FRS
1922 Oliver Heaviside FRS

Other resources of interest    Reverse side of the Faraday Medal showing a profile of Michael Faraday from collection SCMSS 144

Michael Faraday biography                     

IET Awards - Faraday Medal