- 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 award is designed to encourage progress rather than acknowledge past achievement and the winner will join a select list of recipients that includes refrigeration greats such as Prof Gustav Lorentzen, Prof. P. Ole Fanger, Prof Don Cleland, Mr Ron Conry, Prof Pega Hrnjak and Eckhard Groll.
The presentation will take place at the 119th IOR Annual Dinner in London in February and the winner will receive a gold medal to hold for one year, a silver replica to keep and a cash award of £5,000.
Deadline for nominations is 15 October. Information and a nomination pack are available from the IOR website.