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The photograph below shows Professor Grant being awarded the medal by the Chairman of the IEE, Sir David Brown, who is the Chairman of Motorola Ltd

IEE Faraday Medal, 2004

Fife born Professor awarded top medal from the Institution of Electrical Engineers.

The Institution of Electrical Engineers has awarded its highest accolade, the Faraday Medal, to Peter Grant, Head of the School of Engineering and Electronics at the University of Edinburgh. The IEE's premier award was first presented in 1922 to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the first ordinary meeting of the Society of Telegraph Engineers. It recognises either notable scientific or industrial achievement in electrical engineering, or is awarded for conspicuous service rendered to the advancement of electrical science. Recent winners include Sir Robin Saxby (ARM Holdings plc, 2002) and Professor Sir Richard Friend (University of Cambridge, 2003). Previous Scottish dimiciled medal winners were Sir Edward Appleton (1946) and Sir Alastair MacFarlane (1993), who were both University Principals. Professor Grant, who attended the presentation ceremony in London on 4 March, receives the Faraday Medal for 2004 for his 'outstanding work on signal processing and digital adaptive filters'.

Said Professor Grant: “I am really pleased to receive this medal, but rather daunted when I note that many of the pioneers from my school physics textbooks such as Heaviside, Thompson, Rutherford and Bragg were all early Faraday Medalists! This award provides tangible recognition of our novel and poineering University of Edinburgh research achievements on surface acoustic wave devices and digital adaptive filters.”

Professor Grant has had a 35 year career in signal processing research as applied in the design of advanced communications receivers for cellular and other systems. He is actively involved in mobile communications and he sits on the executive committee of the Virtual Centre of Excellence in mobile and personal communications (Mobile VCE), a multi-university research programme supported by 15 companies as well as the DTI and EPSRC. He is also a member of the Scottish Science Advisory Committee.

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Professor Peter Grant being presented 
		with his Faraday Medal