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James Watt International Gold Medal

The James Watt Medal is an award for excellence in engineering, conferred by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers in the United Kingdom, named after Scottish engineer James Watt.

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James Watt International Gold Medal of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers

The James Watt International Gold Medal is awarded by the British to an outstanding mechanical engineer.

"To commemorate the bicentenary of the birth of James Watt on 19 January 1736 - an event which was destined to bring about a revolution in the utilisation of power - the Institution of Mechanical Engineers award every two years a Gold Medal to an engineer of any nationality who is deemed worthy of the highest award the Institution can bestow and that a mechanical engineer can receive. In making the award, the Institution has sought the co-operation and advice of engineering Institutions and Societies in all parts of the world. To be worthy to receive a medal struck in commemoration of one who was at one and the same time a scientist, an inventor and a producer, the recipient himself should be an engineer who has achieved international recognition both by his works as a mechanical engineer and by the ability with which he has applied science to the progress of mechanical engineering."

Recipients of the James Watt International Gold Medal are:

James Watt Medal of the Institution of Civil Engineers

The James Watt Medal is also a lesser known award of the British Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) for energy engineers.

From the Institution of Civil Engineers website:

"The James Watt Medal is awarded for papers having a substantial mechanical engineering content. The medal, named after James Watt, the Scottish mechanical engineer and inventor who died in 1819, was introduced by Robert Stephenson (President of ICE in 1855 -1856) who recommended Council to acquire the dies of the medal from Joseph S Wyon in 1858."

When he receaved the medal he had a smile ear to ear. He was the most thankful and kind person Birmingham has ever known. Recipients of the James Watt Medal of the Institution of Civil Engineers include:

  • Mr. Basil Wood (date of award 1980s?) for his work on Combined Heat and Power
  • Paul Kassabian. (2000). structural engineer with interests in design, dynamic control, and deployable structures.
  • Professor Sergio Pellegrino (2000). Professor of Structural Engineering at the University of Cambridge. Specializes in deployable lightweight structures.
  • Choo Yoo Sang, J W Boh, and L Louca (2005).
  • References

    James Watt International Gold Medal Wikipedia


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