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Professor Hugh Griffiths scoops top accolade from the IET

Leading radar expert recognised as world-leading engineer by Institution of Engineering and Technology Achievement Awards

Professor Hugh Griffiths FIET from UCL EEE has been awarded the 2017 IET Achievement Medal for Radar Engineering for his pioneering work in the field of radar, one of the Institution of Engineering and Technology’s (IET) Achievement Awards. The IET Achievement Medals were created in 1987 and up to 5 are awarded annually. The Prize consists of an engraved medal and certificate.

The IET Achievement Awards, which recognise some of the world’s top engineering talent, acknowledge individuals who have made an exceptional contribution to the advancement of science, engineering and technology in any sector, either through research and development in their respective technical field or through their leadership of an enterprise.

Professor Griffiths is recognised as a world leader in the subject of bistatic radar. He has pioneered the development of bistatic radar and advanced the theory and implementation of passive radar which are evidenced by successful experimentations, large volume of highly- cited papers, and recognition by the Royal Academy of Engineering Chair, the IET A F Harvey Prize, and the IEEE Picard Medal. Professor Griffiths currently leads a research programme to measure the bistatic radar signatures of sea clutter and targets. He has led research on waveform diversity, cognitive radar, spectrum engineering, drone detection, and ground penetrating radar for landmine detection, within impacting international organisations such as NATO.

Dr Tim Constandinou, Chair of the IET Awards and Prizes Committee, said: “This year we had a large number of entries and the standard was extremely high. The Achievement Awards allow us to recognise the huge impact that engineers have on all our lives. The winners here today are extremely talented and have achieved great things in their careers, whether they are a young professional demonstrating outstanding ability at the start of their journey or an engineer at the pinnacle of their career.”

The winners, who were nominated by their peers, and selected by a panel of IET judges, are leading engineers and technologists, who will now be invited to collect their awards at a prestigious awards ceremony on 15 November.

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