J&E Hall Gold Medal awarded for practical contribution to the development of RAC technology
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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 2014 award was won by Dr Reinhard Radermacher of the University of Maryland.
Dr Radermacher has been described as “pushing the research frontiers by exploring new technologies and developing them for real life applications”. He is a world authority on ‘energy efficiency and environmentally sustainable thermal systems research. The simulation packages developed under his direction are used by more than 60 organisations worldwide and have helped to enable researchers, policy makers and designers to analyse life cycle estimate of natural and low GWP refrigerants.
Prof Radermacher will be presenting a paper about his research as part of the 2015-2016 evening papers programme.
A special mention of thanks to J&E Hall International who have supported this award consistently for 38 years. Prof WAng received a Gold Medal to keep for one year, an engraved silver replica and a prize of £5,000.