Donald Maxwell Student Award

This competitive award is to support students studying for qualifications leading to Chartered status of the Institute of Marine Engineering Science & Technology (IMarEST).  To be eligible a student should be both a UK resident and a student member of the IMarEST, able to demonstrate a commitment to Marine Engineering and/or Marine Technology.  Also the student would ordinarily be studying in their third year at a UK based university or college, which is invited to submit up to three of their best student project reports.  Competition is high for the £500 award which is presented each year at the Society of Maritime Industries (SMI) AGM luncheon held in the City of London.

Universities which can meet the above requirements and wish to nominate student projects for the award can email for more information and an application form.

Previous winners have been:

2019 Newcastle University

Mr Jordon Dobson for The implementation of smart grid technology on ships for the optimisation of Cold Ironing systems

2018 University of Southampton

Mr Michael Leat for Analysis of measurement uncertainty in high-resolution laser-scanned bathymetric measurements of seafloor topology using an autonomous underwater vehicle

2017 University of Newcastle upon Tyne

Mr Joseph Martin for Air Flow Over Commercial Vessel Super-Structures with Respect To [Emergency] Air-Sea Operations

2016 University of Southampton

Ms Kate Devereux for Investigation into the suitability of composite materials for the construction of marine propellers

2015 University of Southampton

Mr Oliver Cooper for The Resistance of Heeled Sailing Catamarans

2014 University of Strathclyde

Mr Hugh McQueen for An Extended Study of Non-linear Motions Based on the Matlock Model

2013 University of Liverpool John Moores

Mr David Powell for A proposed Probabilistic Model for Operational Oil Discharges from Shipping under high uncertainties

2012 University of Strathclyde

Mr James G Temple for Impact study of a revised sulphur content in marine fuels of 0.5% throughout the SECA in 2015

2011 University of Strathclyde

Mr James Brown for Condition Monitoring and its Application to Wave Energy Technologies

2010 University of Strathclyde

Mr Iain Hindshaw for Technical and commercial feasibility of converting a containership to a Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) carrier

2009 University of Southampton

Mr Jonathan Gravina for Vibration Isolation Using a Magnetorheological Elastomer

2008 University of Newcastle upon Tyne

Mr T K Price for Concept Design of a high-speed Landing Craft Utility (LCU)