First awarded in 1992, the Mountbatten Medal is named after The Earl Mountbatten of Burma, the first Chairman of the National Electronics Council.
Naval officer and statesman. In 1929, Mountbatten was placed in charge of wireless instruction at Portsmouth. Finding the teaching materials inadequate, he set up a drawing school to produce standardised drawings of every wireless circuit for the Admiralty Handbook. In 1931, Mountbatten was appointed Fleet Wireless Officer in the Mediterranean. In 1943, he became Supreme Allied Commander of the South East Asia Command. After the war, Mountbatten was appointed Viceroy of India, a post he held until independence in 1948, and in 1955 became First Sea Lord. He was President of the IERE in 1947 and 1961.
The Mountbatten Medal was established by the National Electronics Council in 1992. The Medal is awarded annually for an outstanding contribution, or contributions over a period, to the promotion of electronics or information technology and their application. Names and post-nominal letters appear in the list below as recorded in the Roll of Mountbatten Medallists, held in the IET Archives.
|2017||Professor Shuji Nakamura|
|2016||Professor Jean Armstrong BSc MSc PhD FIEAust FIEEE MIET|
|2015||Dr Alan Finkel AO FTSE FIEAust|
|2014||Dr Ronjon Nag BSc SM PhD FIET|
|2013||Dr Ian Nussey OBE FREng HonFIET|
|2012||Professor Vincent Fusco FREng BSc PhD DSc CEng FIET|
|2011||Professor Peter William McOwan BSc MSc PhD MIET CSci FBCS|
|2008||Professor Kevin Warwick BSc PhD DIC DSc(Eng) FCGI CEng|
|2007||Professor Andrew Blake FREng FRS|
|2006||Mr John P Leighfield CBE|
|2005||Sir David Brown FREng BSc DMS CEng FIEE|
|2004||Professor Andy Hopper FREng BSc PhD CEng FIEE|
|2001||Professor David N Payne FRS|
|2000||Dr Hermann Hauser|
|1999||Mrs Steve Shirley OBE BSc CEng FBCS|
|1998||J David Rhodes OBE FEng FRS|
|1997||Professor Tom Kilbum CBE FEng FRS & Professor Maurice V Wilkes FRS FEng|
|1995||Peter Bonfield CBE FEng|
|1994||Dr David Potter MA PhD|
|1993||Professor W A Gambling PhD DSc FEng FRS HonFIEE|
|1992||Sir Ernest Harrison OBE FCA CompanionIEE HonFCGI|