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Etherington grew up in Cartmel, Cumbria, also known as the Lake District, in North England, on the Irish Sea and about 40 miles from Sellafield. The son and nephew of engineers, since retired, he grew up immersed in a family business that did piece work for...

The Times

A 24-year-old kitesurfer from Cumbria has joined Isambard Kingdom Brunel, George Stephenson and Sir Frank Whittle in Britain’s engineering Hall of Fame for his pioneering work on wave energy. Sam Etherington, who is still seeking about £150,000 to develop his...

Semta Investee

Ann Watson, Semta’s Chief Operating Officer, paid tribute to Sam’s extraordinary achievement at such a tender age. “This is an extraordinary achievement for one so young. I hope Sam’s new found fame will help fund yet more brilliant work. “The best days of great...

Semta Nomination

We narrowed your nominations down to a shortlist of just five contemporary British engineers whose work demonstrated outstanding innovation and has had a positive impact on society. They are inventor and entrepreneur Sir James Dyson, mechanical engineer David Gow,...

The Telegraph

The shortlist, compiled by engineering body Semta, which represents 128,000 companies across the UK, also features industry heavyweights Sir James Dyson, Apple’s Sir Jonathan Ive, all-terrain wheelchair entrepreneur Tim Morgan, and pioneering prosthetics engineer...

GQ

From Alec Baldwin's comic mastery to Raymond Blanc's culinary genius, from Harvey Weinstein's Oscar-haul movies to inventor extraordinaire James Dyson, GQ spoke to some of the most influential men of our age and asked each a simple question: you've dominated the last...

NBC News

When Samuel Etherington first hit the waves with a board and kite in hand, the waves hit back with a bruising vengeance. But in learning to harness their power for his kitesurfing adrenaline rush, he found inspiration to design a next-generation wave energy harvester....

European Marine Energy Center

A wave energy generator, modelled on wave data provided by EMEC, has won the UK round of James Dyson’s engineering award. The 40th scale prototype, developed by engineering graduate Sam Etherington, showed promising results following testing at Lancaster University’s...

Wired

Sam Etherington is this year's UK national James Dyson Award winner. The Brunel University student has devised a multi-axis wave energy converter that, unlike existing wave converters, can absorb forces from waves on any axis from any direction, making it both more...

BBC News

A wave power generator that can harvest energy no matter which way the sea is running has won the UK round of James Dyson's engineering award. The Renewable Wave Power generator seeks to overcome the limitations of some current wave power technologies. These work best...

Made In Brunel

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