J&E Hall Gold Medal awarded for practical contribution to the development of RAC technology
Nominations for the 2014 award will open in August 2014
This internationally respected award recognises the most noteworthy practical contribution to the science of refrigeration. It can be given to an individual or team with recent outstanding achievements in one or more of the following areas:
- Practical applications of innovative designs
- Projects which have made an original contribution to the field
- Systems which demonstrate substantial potential and evidence that they will be completed successfully
- Outstanding and significant work in a new or unusual area
The 2013 award was won by Prof Ruzhu Wang of Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China.
Prof Wang received the award for his work in research and application of heat pumps using low grade heat sources. The award was given in recognition that his work provided the widest range of practical innovations for heating and cooling for both buildings and other applications. It provides a method of using solar heating to drive adsorption - thus propelling the feasibility of solar powered cooling for the future.
Prof Wang will be presenting a paper about his research as part of the 2014 -2015 evening papers programme.
A special mention of thanks to J&E Hall International who have supported this award consistently for 36 years. Robert received a Gold Medal to keep for one year, an engraved silver replica and a prize of £5,000.