Professor Eckhard Groll has been confirmed as the first keynote speaker for the Rankine 2020 conference – Advances in Cooling, Heating and Power Generation, taking place in Glasgow from July 26-29 next year.
An award-winning international speaker, Prof Groll is the William E. and Florence E. Perry Head of Mechanical Engineering at Purdue University in the US. He is an acclaimed figure in the refrigeration, air conditioning and heat pump (RACHP) industry and is renowned for his research in fundamental thermal sciences as applied to advanced energy conversion systems, components, and their working fluids.
Professor Groll said: “It’s a great honour to be involved in this conference. Rankine 2020 is a unique event, the first of its kind, and it will be exciting to see the flow of ideas between the RACHP and Organic Rankine Cycle sectors.”
Abstracts can be submitted during September 2019. The paper should explore research and developments in the closely related fields of thermodynamic cycles, working fluids and their applications to refrigeration, air conditioning, heat pumps and power generation cycles.
The conference will have three streams: cooling and heating, power generation and working fluids and will focus on refrigeration systems with the reverse Rankine Cycle and power generation systems using organic fluids.
Find out more about the conference and the submission process at www.rankine2020.com.