Professor Peter Fraenkel MBE, Visiting Professor at University of Edinburgh, is the third recipient of the Scottish Government's Saltire Prize Medal. The award is for his outstanding contribution to the development of tidal energy over three decades.
Professor Fraenkel was a co-founder of IT Power in 1981 which developed the world’s first tidal turbine tested on Loch Linnhe in 1994. Following that he co-founded Marine Current Turbines Ltd who continue to develop the ground breaking SeaGen turbine.
Peter is heavily involved with the Industrial Doctoral Centre in Offshore Renewable Energy (IDCORE).
Peter's award means that all winners of the Saltire Prize Medal have been staff or alumni of the School.