Professor John Argyris was presented with the Prince Philip Medal of the Fellowship of Engineering for his invention of Finite Element Analysis (the world’s most advanced mathematical tool) by HRH the Prince Philip. The award is only given for momentous achievements in the history of Engineering. Only five medals have ever been awarded and those previously honoured include the inventor of the ‘Jet Engine’ (which changed the world) - Sir Frank Whittle and the inventor of ‘Fibre Optics’ (which is continually changing the world) Naturalised American and British educated Professor Charles Kao. Therefore through their pre-eminent endeavours, the WIF Members continue to drive the world forwards.
NOTE: Institute for Computer Applications, University of Stuttgart, Germany has recently been awarded a second time (for their work) one of the world’s highest Scientific Awards. Professor Argyris is their Director.