J&E Hall International Gold Medal
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IOR seeks exceptional innovators

The Institute of Refrigeration (IOR) is seeking nominations for the J&E Hall International Gold Medal. The award recognises the most innovative and practical contribution to the fields refrigeration, air conditioning and heat pump technology.

The awards looks for outstanding accomplishments, including:

  • Practical applications of innovative designs
  • Projects that have made an original contribution to the field
  • Systems that demonstrate substantial potential and evidence that they will be completed successfully
  • Outstanding and significant work in a new or unusual area.

The international award is open to individuals and teams, with a prize of £5,000 (approximately AU$9,750) provided by J&E Hall.

Recent winners have included:

  • 2022 – Alexander Cohr Pachai, for developing environmentally responsible solutions for the refrigeration industry
  • 2021 – Graeme Maidment, in recognition of his practical achievement in demonstrating innovation in the delivery of low-carbon solutions for the refrigeration, air conditioning and heat pump sector
  • 2019 – David Pearson, for his contribution to the development of a series of heat pump systems that have provided a potential solution to the challenge of delivering cost-effective low-carbon heat to whole communities.

The recipient of the award will be presented with the cash prize and a medal at the IOR annual dinner in London on February 22, 2024. Nominations are open until October 1, 2023.

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