School of Engineering and IDCoM Alumnus Dr Iain Scott wins Royal Academy of Engineering Silver Medal

Dr Iain Scott has been awarded a Silver Medal from the Royal Academy of Engineering (RAE) for his contribution to Leonardo’s Vixen-E family of Active Electronically Scanned Array (AESA) airborne radars.

Dr Iain Scott, an engineer who has delivered some of the UK’s most successful radar systems, received a Royal Academy of Engineering Silver Medal at the Academy Awards Dinner on Wednesday 27 June in recognition of his personal contribution to the development of radar technology, one of the most crucial technologies of the modern world.

Read the full article on the RAE website.


Iain gained a 1st class BEng degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering at Heriot-Watt University before studying for a PhD with the Institute for Digital Communications (IDCoM) at the University of Edinburgh School of Engineering.

Following the completion of his PhD, titled "Space Time Adaptive Processing (STAP) for Airborne Electronically Scanned (AESA) radar systems", Iain stayed with IDCoM working as a Research Associate within the Signal Processing Group at the School of Engineering before taking the position of Chief System Engineering at Selex ES. Iain is now Radar Capability Manager at Leonardo.

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Dr Iain Scott, School of Engineering Alumnus