Past Melchett Award winners
1930 Kurt Rummell: The calculation of the thermal characteristics of regenerators.
1931 W A Bone: A century of fuel economy.
1932 Charles M Schwab
1933 Sir John Cadman: The place of oil in the world of fuel.
1934 Friedrich Bergius: An inventor's difficulties in building up a large-scale industry.
1935 Harry R Ricardo: The progress of the internal-combustion engine and its fuel.
1936 Franz Fischer: The conversion of coal into liquid motor fuels and other products by way of carbon monoxide.
1937 Morris W Travers: The study of gases.
1938 R V Wheeler: Destructive distillation.
1939 H A Humphrey: The supply of explosives during the war, and the early history of Billingham.
1940 Etienne Audibert
1941 Clarence A Seyler: Recent progress in the petrology of coal.
1942 Arno C Fieldner: The analysis and testing of coal in relation to its properties and utilisation.
1943 E S Grumell: Conservation of resources.
1944 J G King: The pattern of fuel research.
1945 C H Lander: Team work in research.
1946 Sir James Chadwick: Atomic energy and its applications.
1947 Kenneth Gordon: Hydogenation in the fuel and chemical industries.
1949 Air Commodore Sir Frank Whittle
1950 R J Sarjant: Ignipotence.
1951 Prof F H Garner: Combustion processes in engines.
1952 Prof D T A Townend: Highways and byways in combustion science.
1953 Dr H Hartley: The domestic appliance industry and fuel usage in Great Britain.
1954 Dr H H Storch: Problems in the chemistry and chemical utilisation of coal.
1955 Dr A Parker: Power, population and prosperity.
1956 Sir Alfred Egerton: Methane and its combustion.
1957 Sir Christopher Hinton: Nuclear power developments: some experiences of the first 10 years.
1959 P O Rosin: A common problem of research and engineering in fuel technology.
1960 H C Hottell: Radiative transfer in combustion systems.
1961 Sir Harold Hartley (award to MacFarlane): MacFarlane Memorial Lecture.
1962 H E Crossley: A contribution to the development of power stations.
1963 HRH Prince Philip: Progress by design or accident.
1964 Dr Homi Jehangir Bhabba: (no lecture given)
1965 F J Dent: Experiences in gasification research.
1966 Prof Sir Owen Saunders: Motivation of research.
1967 Sir Charles Cawley: Some aspects of formulating a fuel policy.
1968 A Ignatieff: Fuels in a developing country.
1969 William T Reid: The energy explosion.
1970 Prof T E Allibone: The future of power generation in Great Britain.
1971 Lord Rothschild: Too old?
1972 F T Bacon: Fuel cells and the growing energy problem.
1974 Prof Sir Frederick Warner: Individual responsibility in health and safety.
1975 Sir John Hill: Nuclear power: the achievements, the problems - and myths.
1976 Dr T G Callcott: Coal to burn.
1977 Dr J H Chesters: Fuels rush in.
1978 Dr G Brunner: The future of the European Community.
1979 Dr A W Pearce: Oil - hydrocarbons or BTUs.
1980 Sir William Hawthorne: The use of coal.
1981 J H Dunster: The assessment of the risks of energy - an iconoclastic view.
1982 Dr J A Gray: Gas technology: past and future.
1985 Prof J M Beer: Clean combustion of coal, research and applications. An overview of new technology developments in the USA.
1986 Prof N Franklin: Swords and ploughshares - nuclear fuel.
1987 Sir George Porter: Solar energy - past and future.
1988 Dr Frank Fitzgerald: Energy, high technology and economics in modern steelmaking.
1989 Mr Neville Chamberlain: Nuclear fuel: the thinking man's alternative.
1990 Dr David Lindley: Windpower - a solution to the greenhouse effect.
1991 Mr R N Hodge: Energy: the industrial customer's experience and expectations.
1992 Dr H L Beckers: Energy future; wishful thinking and reality.
1993 Mr Robert Evans: Evolution of natural gas technology - the route to competitive strength.
1994 S William Gouse, Jnr: Energy, where have we been and where are we going?
1995 Prof John Chesshire: Sustainability and Globalisation; Mirage or Reality?
1996 Sir Crispin Tickell: Climate Change
1997 I Boustead: Environmental Decisions
1998 Dr Brenda Boardman: Energy, Efficiency and Equity
1999 Prof Ian Fells: Energy in the next Millennium: On the brink?
2000 Walter Patterson: Energy 21: Making the World Work
2001 Lord Browne of Madingley: Environmental Policy
2002 Dr Mary Archer: Renewable Technology Innovations
2003 Sir John Parker: Supplying Britain’s gas and electricy - will lessons from the past help the industry face new changes?
2004 Sir Roy Gardner: Talent is key to success
2005 Vincent de Rivaz HonFEI, Chief Executive, EDF Energy
2008 Andrew Warren FEI, Director, Assocation for the Conservation of Energy
2010 Prof Jim Skea OBE FEI
2011 Prof Allan Jones CSci FEI
2013 Prof David MacKay, Chief Scientific Advisor, Department of Energy and Climate Change
2014 Lord Oxburgh of Liverpool KBE HonFEI
2016 Prof Sir David King HonFEI, Foreign Secretary’s Special Representative for Climate Change, Foreign & Commonwealth Office
2017 Dr Fatih Birol HonFEI, Executive Director, International Energy Agency