James Watt International Medal

James Watt International Medal

The James Watt Medal is the name of two awards named after British engineer James Watt, both awarded for excellence in engineering:

James Watt International Gold Medal of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers

The "James Watt International Gold Medal" is awarded by the British Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) 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." [ [http://www.imeche.org/NR/rdonlyres/7412B1E1-E8A8-4062-8747-836CEE7F2FF4/0/JAMESWAT.pdf James Watt International Gold Medal] ]

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 [ [http://www.ice.org.uk/myice/myice_scholarships_papers.asp Institution of Civil Engineers :: MyICE :: Scholarships and Awards :: Awards for papers ] ] :

:"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."

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. [ [http://architecture.mit.edu/people/profiles/prkassab.html MIT Architecture: Paul Kassabian Profile ] ]
* 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).


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