About the Menelaus Medal

The Society’s Menelaus Medal is sponsored by the South Wales Institute of Engineers Educational Trust (SWIEET2007).

The Medal is named after the engineer and iron and steel manufacturer and general manager of the Dowlais Iron Company, William Menelaus (1818-82), who founded the original South Wales Institute of Engineers in 1857.

The Medal is awarded for excellence in any field of engineering and technology to an academic, to an industrial researcher, or to an industrial practitioner who is resident in Wales, or who is of Welsh birth but is resident elsewhere, or who otherwise has a particular connection with Wales. Following the submission of nominations by Fellows of the Society, the recipient of each year’s Medal is selected by a Committee comprising representatives of the Learned Society of Wales and SWIEET2007.