JEvansFRANCE: Judith Evans, director of UK refrigeration test house RD&T, has been appointed president of the International Institute of Refrigeration’s Commission C2.

IIR Commission C2 is comprised of 39 experts from 20 IIR member countries across the globe. It is  particularly involved in the EU research project SuperSmart and in the IIR Working Group on Cold Chain in Warm Climates. The Commission is also key in hosting the IIR Sustainability and the Cold Chain Conference (ICCC).

Currently also a professor at London South Bank University, Judith Evans works on food refrigeration operations throughout the food cold chain. A renowned expert in her field in both academic and scientific spheres, she previously worked at the University of Bristol, AFRC Institute of Food Research and the Meat Research Institute.

During her career Judith Evans has worked on a number of key topics including frozen storage of meat, consumer handling of food and studies to improve the performance of domestic and commercial refrigerators, energy labelling, instrumentation performance, decontamination of food, cook-chill systems, novel refrigeration systems, optimising refrigeration systems and improving performance and temperature control in chilled and frozen storage rooms.

Her current work focuses on reducing energy use and emissions from the food cold chain, energy storage systems, the use of novel refrigeration systems and optimising food refrigeration processes.

Judith Evans is an active and influential figure in her domain, and is a Fellow of the UK Institute of Refrigeration as well as being the UK delegate to the International Institute of Refrigeration.