Irish Academy of Engineering revives the Parsons Medal

The Irish Academy of Engineering has announced the revival of the award of the Parsons Medal and is seeking nominations for the award from engineers or engineering scientists of exceptional ability in research or engineering technology, designated as
“The Irish Academy of Engineering Parsons Medal for Engineering Sciences”


The Parsons Medal commemorates the work of Sir Charles Algernon Parsons, the inventor of steam turbine and youngest son of the famous astronomer, William Parsons, 3rd Earl of Rosse whose family seat is at Birr, Co. Offaly.

Previous winners include Dr. Patrick Prendergast, Provost of Trinity College Dublin and Professor (Michael) Peter Kennedy, Professor of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, University College Cork, both of whom are members of this Academy

Eligibility for Entry

Engineers or engineering scientists based in Ireland who have demonstrated engineering excellence and exceptional ability in:

  • Engineering research leading to publication in refereed international journals and/or
  • The application of engineering research or technology to the development of innovative products or services and/or
  • The development of an engineering based enterprise

Nominations should be supported by a person familiar with the work of the nominee. A short C.V. should also be provided.

Format of Submissions

The citation should be limited to 1,000 words including illustrations, if required. The Assessment Committee may seek further information on or substantiation of claims.


Submissions can be sent electronically to the Honorary Secretary of the Irish Academy of Engineering at and must be received on or before September 30th, 2016.

Nominations can also be posted to:
Honorary Secretary
The Irish Academy of Engineering
22 Clyde Road
Dublin 4

Assessment Committee

The membership of the Assessment Committee will be selected by the Council of the Academy and will comprise senior members of the Academy from academia, industry and business.


The Parsons Medal will be presented to the successful nominee at an Irish Academy of Engineering Dinner to be held in the R.D.S., Ballsbridge, Dublin 4 on Friday, October 28th, 2016.

Find out more about the Irish Academy of Engineering on their website

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