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On the 19th February 440 people gathered to celebrate the 115th Annual Dinner of the Institute of Refrigeration at the Grange St. Paul’s Hotel. They came together to celebrate the Institute, the industry and the achievements of a range of outstanding individuals from everyday service engineers to world class innovators.

The Institute of Refrigeration is always keen to encourage young people to pursue their interests in refrigeration and contribute to the development of new technologies and approaches. It established the Ted Perry Award for student research with the Perry Family, in honour Ted Perry, who was President of the Institute from 1984 to 1987 and brought many young engineers into the sector.

The 2015 winner was Angeles Rivero-Pacho, a post-doctoral researcher at the University of Warwick’s School of Engineering, whose project involved modelling, design, construction and testing of a carbon-ammonia adsorption heat pump which has significantly improved the heat transfer rates achievable. The research was described by one of the judges as “a practical research project with a high potential for commercial exploitation”.

Angeles was presented with a cash prize from sponsor Hawco Ltd. and a set of ASHRAE databooks from the Perry Family Memorial Trust. Angeles is pictured above with Professor Graeme Maidment, President of the Institute of Refrigeration.

Latest progress

Click here to view the latest update of the work carried out by our research team presented in our last Workshop in March 2018 at Loughborough University.

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