Ted Perry Award
Ted Perry Award is open to post graduate students undertaking research of a practical nature in a field related to air conditioning or refrigeration. It is designed to encourage interest amongst bright and promising students and is sponsored by SKM Enviros and the Perry Family.
The prize includes an engraved tankard, set of ASHRAE Databooks on CD and a cheque for £500. The winner will be presented with the award at the IOR Annual Dinner being held in February. Past winners have covered topics as diverse as use of the heat sink effect to cool underground tunnels, cryogenic freezing, domestic refrigerator design, and solar powered refrigeration.
Nominations should be received by the 15th October 2012.
Last years winner was Ahmed Elsayed, a student from the School of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Birmingham who has spent the past few years investigating the performance of the miniature cooling systems inside helical coils using artificial neural networks. Ahmed will give a paper on his work to IOR members in the 2012 2013 papers session.
Award Rules and Nominations
This Award was set up by the Institute of Refrigeration after the death of Ted Perry, a lifetime worker in the field of refrigeration and a past President of the Institute. It is sponsored by RWE Consulting Engineers. Ted always had a great enjoyment in coaching young engineers in excellence in refrigeration and general engineering practice.
The aim of the Award is to encourage young engineers to investigate the special and diverse skills required in refrigeration with the hope of encouraging them to enter the field professionally.
The Award is open to anyone submitting a piece of work on an engineering topic related to refrigeration and undertaken as part of a degree course or doctorate. Other pieces of work will also be considered although it is envisaged that persons over the age of 35 are less likely to be successful.
Ted was always a practical man who enjoyed new challenges and had little time for those people who insisted on narrow thinking. Accordingly, the judges are looking particularly for the demonstration of the understanding of the problems that they are addressing in their work, for technical flair and for practical applicability. Work that addresses immediate problems are likely to be given higher consideration than work that is less directly applicable now.
The prize is a cheque for £500, an engraved tankard and a set of ASHRAE databooks donated by Ted's family.
The judges are appointed by agreement between the Institute and sponsor. There are three judges, one from the sponsor, one from an academic establishment and one from industry. The latter two judges are appointed each year and are normally from organisations that do not have an interest in that year's entrants.
The winner is invited to attend the Annual Dinner of the Institute in February in London, all expenses paid including hotel accommodation, for the prize giving. Depending on the nature of the winning piece of work, the entrant may be asked to prepare and present a paper for the Institute's Proceedings. Entries can be received at any time of the year, although in general only those received before mid November can be assured of being assessed for the following February.
Further details about the Award or method of submission can be obtained from Miriam Rodway, Institute of Refrigeration, Kelvin House, 76 Mill Lane, Carshalton, Surrey SM5 2JR.