SURREY, United Kingdom — The Institute of Refrigeration (IOR) has announced that nominations for the 2014 J&E Hall Gold Medal are now open.

This international award recognizes the most noteworthy practical contribution to the field of refrigeration and air conditioning. The award, which comes with a prize of £5,000, is open to individuals or teams with 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 2013 award was won by Professor Ruzhu Wang of Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China. Wang received the award for his work in research and application of heat pumps using low grade heat sources. The award was given in recognition that his work provided the widest range of practical innovations for heating and cooling for both buildings and other applications. It provides a method of using solar heating to drive adsorption, thus propelling the feasibility of solar powered cooling for the future.

Nomination forms are now available here. The deadline for nominations is Oct. 15, 2014.

Publication date: 9/15/2014

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