IOR calls award nominations

IOR calls award nominations

The British Institute of Refrigeration (IOR) promotes achievement and innovation through a number of annual awards. Nominations for the 2011 awards are now being accepted. The presentations will take place at the prestigious 112th IOR Annual Dinner on 23 February 2012.

Nominations are encouraged from individuals at all stages of their career in the following categories:

  • The J&E Hall Gold Medal is a world-recognized award for individuals for their practical contribution to the development of Refrigeration and Air Conditioning technology. The deadline for nominations is 28th September 2011.
  • The Ted Perry Award or Student Research Award to encourage and promote research by students related to refrigeration and air condition. The deadline for nominations is 1stNovember 2011.
  • The Kenneth Lightfoot Medal provides a prize of £500 and a Medal to the best paper presented in the IOR program of free evening lectures that are published in the Annual IOR Proceedings.
  • Service Engineer Lifetime Achievement recognition also offers a lifetime achievement award to recognize an individual’s commitment to a career in service, maintenance or installation engineering. Deadline for nominations 1st November 2011.

Past winner awardee’s achievements in the natural refrigerant industry

The J&E Hall Gold Medal presented last year by the British Institute of Refrigeration was given to Professor Donald Cleland for his research in hydrocarbon and his contribution, among other achievements, in replacing fluorocarbons by hydrocarbon refrigerant in farm milk cooling vats, as well as the development of industrial heat pumps using carbon dioxide.

Professor Cleland of Massey University, New Zealand has been involved in research into food refrigeration and energy efficiency for 28 years. His work is used globally by industrial practitioners and has formed the basis of training courses to industry in the United States, Australia, New Zealand and Taiwan.

His analysis and publications have covered a wide range of applications, including food product heat transfer, moisture sorption of packaging, air infiltration through doors and refrigerated display cabinet design. Today, his original contributions are widely used by industrial practitioners.

About the IOR

The Institute was founded in 1899 as the Cold Storage and Ice Association and was the first national society of mechanical refrigeration in the world. In 1944, qualified membership was introduced in order to raise the status of the association and of those engaged in the science and practice of refrigeration, and the present name of the Institute of Refrigeration was adopted.

To view details of the nomination and voting procedure and past winners, click here.

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