CM Awards

Institute Awards 

The Institute presents the following CM awards:

The COMADIT Prize


The COMADIT Prize is awarded for a significant contribution through research and development in any branch of condition monitoring to the benefit of industry or society.

Details of award: Certificate and a cash sum of £300.
Eligibility: Any research worker or group of named research workers.
Nomination arrangements: All members of the CM Technical Committee are invited to submit nominations for the Prize.

Committee responsible: CM Technical Committee.

A nomination form can be downloaded here.

2017 winner: Professor Ling Wang
Sponsor: PCN Working Groups


The COMADIT Prize for 2017 is awarded to Professor Ling Wang, in recognition of her outstanding research record in sensor and signal processing for condition monitoring, especially for tribological systems such as bearings, engines, lubrication and wear.

Ling Wang is currently Professor of Tribo-Sensing at the National Centre for Advanced Tribology (nCATS) at the University of Southampton. She has over 20 years’ research experience in sensing and condition monitoring technologies, especially for tribological applications.

Ling has published over 100 research papers and has an £8 million research grant portfolio from UK RCs, the EU and industry. She currently leads an EU Clean Sky programme, ‘Integrated Intelligent Bearing Systems for Ultra High Propulsion Efficiency Ground Test Demo’, where smart bearings for aero-engines are being developed.

Ling is Head of nCATS and Chair of Monitoring of Engineered and Natural Systems Using Sensors (MENSUS), a University Strategic Research Group at the University of Southampton. She is also a Fellow of the British Institute of Non-Destructive Testing (BINDT) and a Chartered Engineer.


A list of all previous winners of the COMADIT Prize can be found here.


The Len Gelman Award
The Len Gelman Award is awarded
for the best paper in the Proceedings of the CM Annual Conference by a student or person in the early stages (first five years) of their career.

Details of award:
A certificate, a cash sum of £250 and free Institute membership for one year.
Eligibility: Anyone who is either a student or within the first five years of full-time employment, who presents a paper at the CM Annual Conference and has the paper published in the Proceedings.
Nomination arrangements: Anyone who notifies the Conference organisers when submitting their paper that they meet the criteria.
Committee responsible: CM Technical Committee.

2018 winners: Yuandong Xu, Fengshou Gu, Andrew D Ball and Jingzhou Fei

The 2018 Len Gelman Award was presented to Yuandong Xu, Fengshou Gu and Andrew D Ball, from the University of Huddersfield, UK, and Jingzhou Fei from Harbin Engineering University, China, for their paper, titled: ‘Monitoring the tribological behaviour of piston ring-cylinder liner in a four-cylinder diesel engine using acoustic emission signals’.

A list of all previous winners of the Len Gelman Award can be found here.


The CM Innovation Award
The CM Innovation Award recognises a significant contribution to technology innovation, technology transfer or technology strategy in the field of CM.

Details of award: A certificate, £250 cash and an invitation to the annual CM conference dinner with free registration for the day and one night's accommodation for either the individual winner or, in the case of a group winner, a nominated representative.
Eligibility: Nominees can be individuals or groups who have made a significant contribution to CM technology through R&D technology transfer into industry or who have developed a strategy that has led to technology development and exploitation.
Nomination arrangements: Members of the CM Technical Committee will be invited to submit nominations on an annual basis.
Committee responsible: CM Technical Committee.

2017 winner: Dr Ruhul Amin

The CM Innovation Award for 2017 is awarded to Dr Ruhul Amin MRes EngD MInstNDT.

Dr Ruhul Amin is currently Innovation Manager within Skanska UK’s central digitalisation team. He has extensive experience in developing, deploying and managing real-world
big data and Internet of Things (IoT) solutions and projects within public and private sectors.

Ruhul has a Master’s degree in research and also an engineering doctorate
from University College London. His doctoral level research specialism of virtual environment imaging and visualisation for condition monitoring of critical mechanical equipment in the built environment has been successfully implemented within facilities management to save money and reduce risk, as well as to optimise maintenance and asset life.

The CM Awards are normally presented at the CM Annual Conference.

Details of all Institute awards can be found here.