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IIR seeks award nominations

FRANCE: The International Institute of Refrigeration (IIR) is seeking nominations for its quadrennial scientific prizes, which includes the €8,000 Gustav Lorentzen Medal.

The awards are presented very four years at the IIR’s International Congress of Refrigeration. The next event, the 25th, take place in Montreal, Canada, from August 24-30, 2019.

The Gustav Lorentzen Medal is awarded to a person with outstanding and original achievements in academic or industrial research, innovation or development, in all fields of refrigeration.

Nominations are also sought for the Institute’s Science & Technology Medal and Young Researchers Awards.

The Science & Technology Medal is awarded for outstanding achievements over an extended period of time in science and/or technology in one of the fields of competence of the IIR. Along with a medal and certificate, it carries a prize of €1,600.

Eight Young Researchers Awards are also presented for outstanding research work carried out by persons under 35 years of age. The awards comprise Peter Kapitza Award (cryophysics), Carl von Linde Award (cryogenic engineering), Sadi Carnot Award (thermodynamics), James Joule Award (systems and equipment for refrigeration), Alexis Carrel Award: (cryobiology, cryomedicine), Clarence Birdseye Award (food science and engineering), James Harrison Award (refrigerated storage and transport), Willis H Carrier Award (air conditioning and heat pumps)

Deadline for nominations is 30 April 2018. Further details here.

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