J&E Hall Gold Medal: Identifying the most important innovation in refrigeration or air conditioning


The refrigeration and air conditioning industry is defined by its constant innovation and work to make systems ever more efficient and address ever greater technical challenges.  Each year the IOR, the UK Institute of Refrigeration, in association with J&E Hall recognise the achievements of someone who has strived to help the industry to progress in a critical area.

Past winners of the prestigious J&E Hall Gold Medal have included individuals such as Dr Mark McLinden of NIST in the USA, who helped provide the industry with tools to identify new, environmentally-friendly refrigerants, and Ian Tansley of SureChill UK an innovator who has designed aa refrigerator for vaccines that can provide reliable cooling in areas with erratic power supplies.

Nominations are now open to recognised the next greatest industry innovator, an individual or team considered to have made the most noteworthy contribution to the advancement of refrigeration and related technologies this year.  Some examples of the work for which they might be nominated include:

  • 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 £5,000 award and Gold Medal will be presented at the IOR Annual Dinner on 27 February 2020 by J & E Hall International on behalf of the Institute and the winner will be invited to present a paper on their work to members the following year.

Full details of how to nominate can be found HERE.  The deadline for names to be put forward is 5th November.


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