Professor Stephen Salter, co-founder and director of Artemis Intelligent Power, has received the Sustained Achievement Award 2012 from the Royal Academy of Engineering (RAE).
In their news release, the RAE said: “The Royal Academy of Engineering Sustained Achievement Award 2012 has been presented to Professor Stephen Salter, whose career as an engineer holds many notable achievements including ‘Salter’s Duck’ and his pioneering work in the desalination of sea water. Professor Salter, a world leader in the fields of renewable energy and geo-engineering at the University of Edinburgh, has spent the last 37 years developing innovative and practical ways of mitigating the impact of climate change. His highly innovative research has resulted in very significant technology transfer through the spin-out of three companies, including Pelamis Wave Power and Artemis Intelligent Power. His most famous invention is the iconic ‘Salter’s Duck’, developed in the 1970s to generate electrical power from waves, and still regarded as one of the most efficient wave power designs. At the heart of the ‘Duck’ was an innovative digital displacement hydraulic power transmission that Professor Salter has since adapted for automotive use. It is currently undergoing vehicle testing and achieving fuel savings of 30%”. You can read their full press release here.
The photograph above shows Stephen demonstrating the concept of his rain-making wind-turbine in 2008 at the University of Edinburgh.
Coincidentally, the other Artemis founder and its Managing Director, Dr. Win Rampen, has recently been elected as a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering. The photo below shows him in 2010 just after the successful first build of the first Artemis Digital Displacement® ring-cam pump.