The Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology has a number of awards that those in the industry can apply or be nominated for. The winners for various awards for 2018 are listed below. Winners of the Denny Medal, IMarEST Outstanding Contribution Award and Royal Navy Operational Award were presented with their prizes at the Institute's 116th Annual Dinner.
The prestigious Denny Medal, established in 1893, is awarded to the best paper published in one of the IMarEST’s peer-reviewed journals.
Increasing energy efficiency in passenger ships by novel energy conservation measures (Journal of Marine Engineering and Technology)
Rami El Geneidy, Kevin Otto, Pekka Ahtila, Pentti Kujala, Kari Sillanpää & Tero Mäki-Jouppila
Monitoring oil spill hotspots, contamination probability modelling and assessment of coastal impacts in the Caspian Sea using SENTINEL-1, LANDSAT-8, RADARSAT, ENVISAT and ERS satellite sensors (Journal of Operational Oceanography)
Emil Bayramov, Martin Kada & Manfred Buchroithner
The IMarEST Outstanding Contribution Awards recognise individuals who have made a significant contribution within a particular area of the marine sector:
David Carter – Merchant Navy
Sajid Hussain - Bangladesh Marine Academy
Hong Kong Marine Department
This is awarded to a student on one of the IMarEST’s higher education programmes, delivered by its learning arm, MLA College.
Elchin Teymurlu, MSc Advance Hydrography for Professionals
The Laurie Prandolini Research Fellowship provides an annual grant, for up to two years, to a Doctoral candidate or post-Doctoral researcher in a marine discipline i.e. marine engineering, marine science or marine technology.
Jarrah Orphin - Australian Maritime College
PhD Mitigating uncertainty in hydrodynamic modelling of wave energy converters
Stanley Gray Fellowships are awarded to students judged to be of outstanding potential to enable a significant piece of work to be undertaken in an approved marine engineering/science/technology subject to Doctorate (PhD) or post-Doctorate level.
- Jean-Baptiste Souppez – University of Edinburgh
PhD Experimental Fluid Dynamics and Flow Diagnostics
The David Henderson Inspiring Journey Grant is a £5,000 grant awarded to the best idea for an exciting and exceptional journey which will be documented - through blogs and social media - and will inspire the public to think about the oceans differently and ensure we use them safely and sustainably.
- Becci Jewell, Following the southward migration of gray whales from Alaska to Mexico Follow Becci’s journey here.
IMarEST bursaries are awarded to undergraduates, postgraduates, cadets and apprentices studying or working on a marine-related topic. They aim to encourage and support IMarEST Student members in their work on technical research projects or community-based projects.
1st prize £5,000
'Towards a novel design perspective for system vulnerability using a Markov chain' Agnieta Habben Jansen, Dr Austin Kana, Dr Etienne Duchateau
2nd Prize £2,500
'A random sampling based algorithm for ship path planning with obstacles' Raphael Zaccone, Dr Michele Martelli
3rd prize £1,500
'New developments in energy management - battery lifetime...” Despoina Mitropoulou, Louis Elling
The John Blackburn Main Award supports students at the University of Strathclyde to gain practical experience in another country. John Blackburn Main was a Fellow of the Institute and former director of Shell Marine International, and this fund was set up through a generous donation from his family in 2007.
Mateusz Krajewski, placement TBC
Katarzyna Patryniak, Van Oossanen Naval Architects, Netherlands
Wojciech Repliński, Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines, France
Ahmed Babaleye, Center for Risk, Integrity and Safety Engineering, Memorial University, Canada
Royal Navy Operational Award (Ratings)
President's Speech and Awards Ceremony
You can find out more about IMarEST awards here or email