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Ted Perry Award

Nominations for the 2017/2018 will open in September 2017

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 the Perry Family and Hawco Limited.

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.

2016/2017 Winner Chris Druce 

The award was presented to Chris Druce of London South Bank University for his research project investigated the impact of refrigerant leakage on the performance of systems comparing various refrigerants including HFO blends.

Chris will present a paper on his work to members during the 2017/18 IOR evening paper sessions. Details to follow soon.

The nominations for the Ted Perry Award were: Devrim Aydin, University of Nottingham, Chiara Di Santis,The University of Edinburgh, Chris Druce, London South Bank University, Zaneta Muranko, London South Bank University and Konstantinos Tsamo, Brunel University.

 

  Past Winners

  • 2015/16 Thorsten Spillmann "Cost effective solar powered air conditioning using desiccant coated heat exchangers"  University of Warwick
  • 2014/15 Angeles Rivero-Pacho "Thermodynamic and heat transfer analysis of a carbon – ammonia adsorption heat pump” University of Warwick
  • 2013/14 Goran Micic Novel"Development of a freezer operating at -150 degrees" London South Bank University
  • 2012/13 Anna Catarina Marques"Novel design and performance enhancement of domestic refrigerators with thermal storage"
  • 2011/12 Ahmed Alsayed "Heat transfer inside helically coiled small diameter tubes for miniature cooling systems" University of Birmingham
  • 20010/11 Shane Smyth "Multi temperature control of transport refrigeration using secondary refrigeration systems" University College Dublin
  • 2009/10 Ina Colombo “Carbon dioxide with heat recovery for supermarkets” (LSBU)
  • 2008/2009 Dr Dereje Shiferaw “Flow Boiling of Refrigerants in Small to Micro Diameter Metallic Tubes” (Brunel University)
  • 2006/7 Dr Alex Mischenko "Giant electrocaloric effect in thin films" (Cambridge University)
  • 2007/8 Dr Jolyon Thompson "Sustainable Cooling of Underground Railways through Enhancement of the Heat Sink Effect", (London South Bank University)
  • 2005/6 Mr A Campbell "The use of natural refrigerants in supermarkets" (London South Bank University)
  • 2004/5  Mr R Kemp "Development of an Ejector Hybrid Air Conditioning System Using Carbon Dioxide" (University of Nottingham)
  • 2003/4 Dr Yu Yan "Performance optimisation of HFC refrigerants by experimental and mathematical models" (University of Strathclyde)
  • 2002/3 Mr E Hammond  "Reducing the ozone depleting potential and improving the efficiency of domestic refrigerators"  (University of Bath and Food Refrigeration and Process Engineering Research Centre, University of Bristol)
  • 2001/2 Mr Chris Martin BSc "The freezing of non-metallic pipelines" (Southampton University)
  • 2000/1 Dr Shenyi Wu "The development of an Advanced Thermally Powered Refrigeration Cycle" (University of Nottingham)
  • 1999/2000 Dr X Boissieux "Heat Transfer Coefficients and Friction Factors for Non-Ozone Depleting Refrigerants and Oil Mixtures" (University of Brighton)
  • 1998/9 Dr A Lamb "The Use of Wide Boiling Refrigerant Mixtures for Power Saving in Water Chillers" (Leeds University)
  • 1997/8 Mr Abu Madi BSc "The Performance of Non-Ozone Depleting Refrigerants in Condensors and Evaporators, The Effect of Refrigerant Properties on the Design of Automotive Air Conditioning Systems and Performance Characteristics Correlation for Round Tube and Plate finned Heat Exchangers".  (University of Brighton)
  • 1996/7 Miss T Thomas "Design and Development of a Solar Powered Portable Refrigerator for preserving vaccines" (Swansea Institute of Higher Education)
  • 1995/6 Dr A Bensafi "Research in the Field of Mixed Refrigerants" (Leeds University)
  • 1994/5 Mr D Bostock "Carbon Dioxide as a Secondary Refrigerant" (Strathclyde University)
  • 1994/5 Mssrs A Douglas, M Lewis, M Watson and R Fawcett "Development of a High Performance Refrigerator" (University of Bristol, FR&PERC).
  • 1993/4 Mr L Nagle "The Development of a Self-Contained Refrigerated Back-Pack for Vaccine Transportation" (Cranfield Institute of Technology)
  • 1992/3 JB McCafferty "Refrigerant Distribution in Evaporators" (Herriot Watt University, Edinburgh)
  • 1991/2 Dr RN Richardson "Developing a Pulse-Tube Refrigerator" (Southampton University, Institute of Cryogenics).

 

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 Lisa Waters, email ior@ior.org.uk