Dr Catarina Marques (left) with Ina Colombo and Maria Gratiela Tarlea at the 24th IIR Congress of Refrigeration in Japan
Dr Catarina Marques is the incumbent President of the International Institute of Refrigeration’s (IIR) Careers in Refrigeration (CaRe) working group. Dr Marques is the Foodservice Engineering Manager at Adande Refrigeration, where her role includes helping foodservice operators, retailers and suppliers improve the quality of their food.
She holds a degree in Food Technology and a PhD in Refrigeration. She recently presented a paper entitled ‘CaRe: IIR working group with emphasis on women in Refrigeration’ at the 5th IIR Conference on Sustainability and the Cold Chain held in Beijing in April 2018.
The IOR’s Women in RACHP network is hosting a career development day to celebrate the 2018 Women in Engineering Day.
Held at Fujitsu’s HQ in Elstree on 22 June, the Raising the Bar event is open to anyone working in, or with an interest in, the refrigeration, air conditioning and heat pump sector. It is sponsored by Fujitsu, Daikin, Airmaster, Kelvion and Star Refrigeration.
The Institute of Refrigeration (IOR) will again sponsor International Women in Engineering Day (INWED 2018) on 23 June. This is the third time that the IOR has sponsored the event, reaffirming its commitment to promoting diversity in RACHP and the engineering sector as a whole.
IOR President Steve Gill said: “The Institute of Refrigeration is proud to continue its support and sponsorship of International Women in Engineering Day. It is an opportunity to celebrate the achievements of women in engineering and serves to encourage more young people and women to consider careers in engineering, or to return to it. The IOR is working to raise the profile of women engineers working within the RACHP industry by recognising the positive impact they make, and by actively promoting gender diversity and inclusivity.”