International Awards

The pioneering work of SUWIC has been recognised around the world

The Queen's Anniversary Award for Environmental Outreach, 2001

The work of SUWIC made a significant contribution to the University of Sheffield's nomination for the Queen's Award. Professor Jim Swithenbank with Vice Chancellor Bob Boucher attended the ceremony at Buckingham Palace to receive the award from HM The Queen and HRH The Duke of Edinburgh.


The Walter Ahlstrom Prize, 2002

This prestigious annual award is made by the Finnish Academies of Technology for significant technological advances in the use of energy and raw materials. Professor Jim Swithenbank was presented the prize by Finnish Prime Minister Paavo Lipponen (left in picture) for his groundbreaking contributions to rocket propulsion, waste incineration and the invention of laser diffraction particle sizing.


ASME Pioneer Award, 2005

The American Society of Mechanical Engineers presented the Pioneer Award to Professor Jim Swithenbank at the International Conference on Incineration and Thermal Treatment Technologies in April 2005.


AIAA Energy Systems Award, 2006

The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics awarded Professor Jim Swithenbank the Energy Systems Award for his extensive and pioneering contributions in combustion for clean energy utilisation, mathematical modelling, and diagnostic tools development through sustained efforts in research, education and application.


SUWIC meets Royal approval.

Vice Chancellor of the University of Sheffield, Professor Bob Boucher, and the Chairman of SUWIC, Professor Jim Swithenbank (far left), receive the Queen's Anniversary Award for Environmental Outreach on behalf of the University of Sheffield from HM The Queen and HRH The Duke of Edinburgh on 15 February 2001 at Buckingham Palace.

SUWIC's research work was instrumental in the University receiving this prestigious award.