Tuesday, May 22, 2018

United Kingdom: Lucien Bronicki Receives Engineering Award for Geothermal Energy Work

Prince Philip Medal Awarded to Geothermal Energy Pioneer (News Release)

Lucien Bronicki
Lucien Bronicki, Former Chairman and CTO of Ormat Industries Ltd, is to receive the 2018 Royal Academy of Engineering Prince Philip Medal for his outstanding work in developing new technologies to harness the earth's geothermal power.

The Prince Philip Medal is the Academy's most prestigious individual award, made in honor of its Senior Fellow, Prince Philip Duke of Edinburgh KG KT. The award is made biennially to an engineer of any nationality who has made an exceptional contribution to engineering.

Lucien Bronicki has made significant contributions to engineering science as a whole, with about 50 scientific publications and 35 authored patents, with another 65 co-authored. He has also supported institutions focusing on geothermal energy production, such as the Geothermal Resources Council in the USA.

Lucien Bronicki said, "It is a great honor to receive the Prince Philip Medal. At the time, "selling" a completely new type of power unit against well established and proven diesel generators or geothermal steam plants was difficult and it is gratifying that today there are many well established manufacturers and R&D centres promoting ORC systems."