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Published on September 16th, 2020 | by The GC Team


MQA founder Bob Stuart receives Prince Philip Medal

Bob Stuart, creator of MQA and co-founder of Meridian Audio, has become the first audio engineer to receive the Royal Academy of Engineering Prince Philip Medal in the award’s 20-year history.

Stuart received the decoration for his “exceptional contribution to audio engineering which has changed the way we listen to music and experience films”.

The Prince Philip Medal was commissioned by HRH Prince Philip, The Duke of Edinburgh KG KT, Senior Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering, and is awarded periodically to an engineer of any nationality who has made exceptional contributions to engineering through practice, management or education.

Accepting the award, which is one of many personal accolades received by Stuart, he said: “Audio engineering sits at an intersection between analogue and digital engineering, music and the human listener. My passion to enable great sound recording and playback has required a multi-disciplinary approach, but that quest to preserve and share music performances is very satisfying and important.

“I am honoured and humbled to receive this award from the Royal Academy of Engineering.”

Previous recipients of the Prince Philip Medal include inventor of the turbojet engine, Air Commodore Sir Frank Whittle OM KBE CB FREng FRS; geothermal power innovator, Lucien Bronicki; and the electrical engineer who revolutionised fibre optics, Dr Charles Kao CBE FRS FREng.

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