The Institute of Refrigeration is now calling for nominations for the prestigious J&E Hall Gold Medal. This internationally respected award recognises the most noteworthy practical contribution to the field of innovation in refrigeration, air conditioning and heat pump technology. The award has been sponsored by J&E Hall International consistently for 44 years with a prize award of £5,000, and is open to individuals or teams responsible for recent practical technology advancement in one or more of the following areas:

  • Practical applications of innovative designs
  • RACHP installations, developments, and technologies 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 of design and installation

The award is designed to encourage progress rather than acknowledge past achievement and the winner will join a select list of recipients that includes refrigeration greats such as Prof Gustav Lorentzen, Prof Prga Hrnjak, Dr Mark McLinden, and Prof. Eckhard Groll.

Information about the award and a nomination form is available at or email Nominations are requested by 15 October 2022. The winner will be announced during the IOR Annual Dinner which will take place on 23 February at the Leonardo Royal Hotel London St Pauls in London.