Rankine 2020 online programme announced

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Published: 13 July 2020


Professor Eckhard Groll is one of the keynote speakers Professor Eckhard Groll is one of the keynote speakers

The Institute of Refrigeration (IOR) has confirmed the full programme of speakers for the Rankine 2020 online international conference which takes place from July 27-31.

The programme features 75 individual talks, 3 keynote addresses and 1 short course. In addition there will be a free to all event with guest speakers celebrating the Life and Legacy of William Rankine on the bicentenary of his birth, exploring his contribution to the world of heating and cooling. 

The Programme for the IIR Rankine 2020 Conference – Advances in Cooling, Heating and Power Generation is available to view at www.rankine2020.com. Abstracts of all papers to be presented at the event are now available. During the conference speakers will give 20 minute presentations and delegates will be able to ask questions in real time   
 
To replicate the networking opportunities usually found at a large-scale conference, delegates will be able to join the Rankine Coffee Lounge to chat with technical experts, ask questions of anyone or everyone on the call and take part in live polls.  Each Lounge session will have a specific theme.
 
A private LinkedIn conference group has also been opened up to allow delegates to carry on the discussions on a one to one basis and exchange contact details.
 
The conference’s three keynote speakers have been confirmed as:
•    Professor Eckhard Groll of Purdue University, who will explore keys aspects of vapour compression cycles, sorption systems, gas cycles, solid-state system and other “exotic” cycles. He will offer a unique perspective on the design of next-generation heating, cooling and refrigeration technologies.
•    Dr Mark McLinden - Research Chemical Engineer, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) will give a talk on the evolution of refrigerants and share insights into where we are going next.
•    Dr Vincent Lemort – of the University of Liège will look at new trends and future prospects for Organic Rankine Cycle power systems. 
 
The IOR says Rankine 2020 will be a unique opportunity to find out about the potential for Organic Rankine Cycles as a market-changing technology. It will feature leaders and researchers in the fields of thermodynamic cycles, working fluids, and their applications. The scope will be broad covering not just refrigeration, air conditioning and heat pumps but also power generation.  
 
Conference fees range from £168 inc vat and include access to all live conference sessions, downloads of all 75 technical papers and unlimited access to recordings of talks until the end of this year. To book, visit www.rankine2020.com.