Joseph Bramah Medal

Awarded for outstanding achievement tending to advance the science of mechanical engineering, particularly in the field of hydraulic engineering.


  • Open to members and non-members worldwide.

Value of award

  • Certificate.

Application process

Closing date: 25 March 2024.

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Joseph Bramah

The Joseph Bramah Fund was established in 1968 at the instigation of Mr Frank Towler, a Fellow of the Institution (1932-1977).

Frank Towler arranged for its support by industry to commemorate Joseph Bramah, the inventor of a patent lock, the hydraulic press and other inventions concerned with pumps, water supply and the production of pipes and tubes by the extrusion process.

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