I am absolutely delighted to announce that our very own Aleksandra Tomaszek has been announced as the 2021 winner of the SUT Gwyn Griffiths Underwater Robotics Award.

SUT Gwyn Griffiths Underwater Robotics Award

The SUT Gwyn Griffiths Underwater Robotics Award award recognises people in the early to mid stages of their career (and under 40 years old) who have made outstanding contributions to their field in underwater robotics. The award may be for industry/commercial, research and/or creative activity in underwater robotics. 

Gwyn Griffiths himself said: “Aleksandra’s achievements, drive and business acumen make her a most worthy winner. What stands out is her strong background in offshore project engineering and management, coupled with a mind tuned to the sometimes elusive combination of technology and business innovation.

“Those personal attributes led her to the design, development, and introduction of the revolutionary TIAMAT ROV-mounted ultrasonic testing tool to meet client needs, with a vision to change the face of subsea ultrasonic inspection: a truly inspirational winner!”

A Career Dedicated to Promoting Underwater Robotics

As a project engineer, project manager and now as COO of 1CSI Limited, Alex’s career has been dedicated to the promotion and effective use of underwater robotics to benefit the projects she has worked on and the subsea industry as a whole.

As co-founder of 1CSI, Alex has championed the development of the forthcoming TIAMAT tool, set to change the face of Subsea Inspection technology. Designed to support the energy transition with an easy to deploy, user-friendly, cost-effective inspection solution, TIAMAT is due to launch in early 2022 and will vastly improve the performance of subsea inspections. Capable of inspecting a wide variety of subsea infrastructure including steel and flexible pipelines, manifolds, wind turbine foundations and marine vessel hulls, TIAMAT reduces the time per inspection by up to 200%, while reducing the cost of assessing cross industry subsea infrastructure by over 50%, capable of working at depths down to 3000 metres.

Congratulations, Alex!

Having worked alongside Aleksandra for many years, it’s very gratifying to see her recognised by her peers as a rising star in our industry. She is a driving force at 1CSI and we are all rightly proud of her achievement. Well done Alex!

Matthew Kennedy