University team wins Kenneth Lightfoot Medal


22 June 2021
Catarina Marques with the Kenneth Lightfoot Medal

The IOR’s Kenneth Lightfoot Medal has been awarded to the team of authors from the London South Bank University for its paper on smart local energy systems.

Presented as part of the IOR’s 2020 TechTalk calendar, the Green Smart Community Integrated Energy Systems - Integration with Data Centres paper outlines the team's work to deliver low carbon, affordable energy through a system that connects flexible electricity demands such as heat pumps and electric vehicles to intermittent renewable energy sources such as solar power. 

Catarina Marques, senior research fellow at the university, said: “The GreenSCIES project is helping shape the future of smart local energy systems by providing low carbon and low cost transport, power and heat to thousands of homes. It is so rewarding to be a part of such a great team.”

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The Kenneth Lightfoot Medal is presented to the author of the best IOR technical paper given to members in the previous 12 months. The winner is selected by votes cast by IOR members. The award named in honour of past president, Kenneth Lightfoot, who sought to encourage young researchers. It is supported by Lightfoot Defence and the prize includes an engraved medal and £500.

The winning presentation and paper are available here.