J & E Hall Gold Medal Winner

On the 19th February 440 people gathered to celebrate the 115th Annual Dinner of the Institute of Refrigeration at the Grange St Pauls 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.   

International recognition for outstanding practical contribution is made through the IOR’s J & E Hall Gold Medal. This award allows the Institute to bring world-class innovators to the UK to present on their field of work.  It has been supported by J & E Hall International consistently for 37 years.   This year’s winner was Dr Reinhard Radermacher, Director and co-founder of the Center for Environmental Energy Engineering at the University of Maryland.

Dr Radermacher has been pushing the research frontiers by exploring new technologies and developing them for real life applications, and is a world authority on energy efficiency and environmentally sustainable thermal systems research. The simulation packages developed under his direction are used by more than 60 organisations worldwide and have helped to enable researchers, policy makers and designers to analyse life cycle estimate of natural and low GWP refrigerants.   Dr Radermacher will return to the UK in the autumn to give a talk on his work.