Recognising all levels of excellence - IoR Update

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Published: 27 October 2015


The Institute of Refrigeration J&E Hall Gold Medal - ACR JournalThe Institute of Refrigeration J&E Hall Gold Medal
Do you work with someone who excels at what they do? Who is worthy of recognition by their peers and the Institute of Refrigeration for their individual achievement?

From the lifetime achievement of a service engineer to ground-breaking innovation. The Institute recognises and rewards individuals across a broad spectrum of person achievement.

​We are currently inviting nominations for the following IOR awards:

For Services Engineers’ Section 

Nominate your best engineer for the Service Engineers Section Lifetime Achievement Award. The Award is designed to recognise the contribution made by those who have spent a career as a service, installation and maintenance engineer working on any kind of refrigeration, air conditioning or heat pump equipment.

Previous winners have demonstrated not only excellent technical knowledge and superb customer service skills over careers in the sector of 15 years or more, but also a willingness to undertake activities outside their usual job description - for example, mentoring trainees and apprentices, writing technical papers and giving toolbox talks.  The winner will receive a cash prize of £400, an engraved tankard and certificate from the IOR President and there will be plenty of PR follow up by the IOR and ACR Journal who support the award. 

Student Researchers

Our industry thrives because it embraces innovation.  Essential to successful innovation is bright and enthusiastic people applying new skills and knowledge to industry problems. The Ted Perry Award recognises and rewards post graduate students who have undertaken an exceptional research project which solves a practical problem related to refrigeration, air conditioning or heat pumps or leads the industry in a new direction. If you have a high calibre PhD student with an innovative project be sure to nominate them.

The winner will receive a cheque for £500 an engraved tankard and a complete set of ASHRAE handbooks as part of the IOR’s Ted Perry Award.

Past winners have been involved in projects that have underpinned innovation in cooling the London tube network, a low temperature  (-150°C) freezer, and last year’s winner, Angeles Pacho-Rivero of the University of Warwick, was involved in carbon-ammonia adsorption heat pump technology. Angeles will be giving a case study presentation about her award winning research on the 3rd December at University of Birmingham. Book a free place at the IOR website and find out more about the project which was described by the judges as a “practical research project with a high potential for commercial exploitation”

Leading Practical Achievement and Global Recognition

The Institute of Refrigeration J&E Hall Gold Medal is an internationally respected award given to recognise outstanding technical achievements in refrigeration and related fields.  Individuals or teams are eligible for work that has advanced the field of refrigeration.  Nominees must demonstrate 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 winner will receive a Gold Medal to hold for one year, a silver replica to keep and a cash award of £5,000 donated by J&E Hall International. Winners join a list recipients that includes some of the most respected names in the recent history of the industry.
 
Details of how to make your nomination any of these awards can be found at www.ior.org.uk/ awards or contact lisa@ior.org.uk for more information.