IOR Awards for Individual Achievement



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The IOR promotes achievement and innovation in refrigeration, air conditioning, and heat pump applications through a number of annual awards. The awards cover individuals at all stages of their career including students, researchers, authors, innovators, and lifetime achievement.



J&E Hall International Gold Medal for practical contribution to the development of RACHP technology

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This internationally respected award recognises the most noteworthy practical contribution to the science of refrigeration. It can be given to an individual or team 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 that demonstrate substantial potential and evidence that they will be completed successfully
  • Outstanding and significant work in a new or unusual area


Ted Perry Award for student research 

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This award is designed to encourage and promote research by students related to refrigeration and air conditioning.  It highlights future leading thinkers currently working at Undergraduate or Post Graduate level. The award includes a prize of £1000 sponsored by Hawco Ltd and a set of ASHRAE Databooks donated in the memory Ted Perry, Past President of the IOR, by his wife Barbara Perry.  The winner is invited to give a talk to IOR members based on their research.


Kenneth Lightfoot Medal for a paper published by the IOR 

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Voted for by the IOR membership, the winner is the individual or team who has presented the best paper to the IOR during the year. The prize includes £500 and a Medal and is supported by Lightfoot Defence in honour of the Past President of the Institute, Kenneth Lightfoot FInstR. 


RACHP Engineering Technician Lifetime Achievement Award

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The IOR RACHP Engineering Technician Section makes a lifetime achievement award to recognise an individual's commitment to a career in service, maintenance or installation engineering. This award includes a cash prize and invitation to the IOR Annual Dinner. It is sponsored by The ACR Journal.

Supporters of the Awards for Individual Achievement

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