The John Grimwade Medal

Publications Award 

The John Grimwade Medal was instituted in 1981 as a memorial to the late E J Grimwade MC, HonFInstNDT, an outstanding pioneer of NDT in Great Britain. The medal is awarded annually to the author of the best paper by a Member to appear in the Institute’s journal.

2018 winners:
Dr Colin R Brett, Dr David A Gunn, Dr Ben A J Dashwood, Simon J Holyoake and Dr Paul B Wilkinson

The recipients of the John Grimwade Medal for 2018 are Dr Colin R Brett, Dr David A Gunn, Dr Ben A J Dashwood, Simon J Holyoake and Dr Paul B Wilkinson for their paper, titled: ‘Development of a technique for inspecting the foundations of offshore wind turbines’, which was published in Insight, Vol 60, No 1, January 2018 (DOI: 10.1784/insi.2018.60.1.19).

Dr Colin Brett has worked in the power generation industry for 35 years and is currently the Technical Head of Inspection Management at Uniper Technologies Ltd, based near Nottingham in the UK. He has developed and delivered NDT solutions for nuclear, coal, oil, gas and renewable generation assets. He currently serves on the British Institute of Non-Destructive Testing (BINDT)’s Council and Technical Committee.

Dr David Gunn is an engineering geophysicist who has spent 25 years at the British Geological Survey (BGS) developing novel geophysical seismic and electrical methods. Recent innovations include the development of time-lapse resistivity monitoring systems for imaging the dynamic groundwater movement in earthworks infrastructure and remotely operated vehicle (ROV)-mounted non-contact ultrasonic systems for diagnosing the condition of monopile foundations.

David has a BSc in geophysics from Reading University and a PhD in geophysical instrumentation from Manchester University. He is currently Principal Scientific Officer at BGS.

Dr Ben Dashwood is an engineering geophysicist who, prior to joining BGS, worked in consultancy, undertaking a wide range of near-surface geophysical surveying predominantly in the transportation sector. His present research investigates how geotechnical parameters may be determined/monitored non-invasively via geophysical proxies, with a particular focus on the use of seismic techniques.

Ben has a BSc in geophysical sciences from the University of Southampton and a PhD in palaeomagnetism and structural geology from the University of Plymouth.

Dr Paul Wilkinson has been a theoretical geophysicist at BGS for 15 years, researching and developing geophysical imaging and monitoring techniques. Recent innovations include time-lapse electrical resistivity monitoring for earthworks infrastructure stability, surface movement detection using geoelectrical monitoring data and modelling ultrasonic diagnosis of monopile foundation condition.

Paul has a BSc in physics from the University of Birmingham and a PhD in theoretical physics from the University of Nottingham. He is currently Senior Scientific Officer at BGS.

Past winners:

1980    Mr S I Ibrahim and Mr V N Whittaker
1981    Mr D A W Pullen
1982    Mr R F Lumb
1983    Dr J M Farley and Mr J L Thomson
1984    Mr A N Robinson, Mr P Nolan and Mr G A Raine
1985    Mr C N Owston
1986    Dr D N Shackleton

1987    Dr J Ogilvy
1988    Dr P Highmore and Dr K A Short
1989    Dr G A Georgiou
1990    Dr P A Cawley
1991    Dr A McNab

1992    Dr J R Rudlin and Dr L C Wolstenholme
1993    Prof J H Bungey
1994    Dr F A Wedgwood
1995    Mr R A Smith
1996    Dr A McNab and Dr A Cochran
1997    Prof G Hayward, Mr R Banks and Mr R Farlow
1998    Prof G Hayward and Mr P Reynolds
1999    Dr A Khalid
2000    Dr B W Drinkwater, Dr A M Robinson and Dr R J Freemantle
2001    Mr R A Smith and Dr G R Hugo
2002    Dr S Dixon, Dr C Edwards and Prof S B Palmer
2003    Dr L L Morgan, Mr P Nolan, Mr A Kirkham and Mr R Wilkinson
2004    Dr E A Birt, Mr L D Jones, Mr R A Smith and Prof C B Scruby
2005    Dr A Sophian, Dr R S Edwards, Prof G-Y Tian, Dr S Dixon, Dr D Topp and Dr M Smith
2006    Mrs A Whittle
2007    Prof P Cawley
2008    Dr L Nelson
2009    Dr R A Smith    
2010    Mr C Lane
2011    Prof D P Almond
2012    Prof P Cawley
2013    Prof D Mery

2014    Prof P Cawley, Dr N Brierley and Dr T Tippetts

2015    Dr C Mineo, Prof S G Pierce, Mr B Wright, Prof I Cooper and Dr P I Nicholson
2016    Dr Chris Ward and Dr Colin Brett
2017
    Professor Peter Charlton, Dr Stephen Mosey, Dr Miles Weston and Dr Mark Sutcliffe

Details of publications awards can be found here.


Details of all Institute awards can be found here.