Discover the winners of the IIR Student Competition
On the occasion of ICR2015, the IIR is pleased to sponsor the first ever undergraduate student project competition entitled "ICR2015 Refrigeration for the Sustainable Cold Chain and Food Safety" (RSCC&FS).
We are delighted to announce:
The First prize has been awarded to Ms Karoline Kvalsvik (Norway) for her project on the “Evaluation of Three Drying Models for Dry-Cured Ham”.
The Second prize goes to Mr Marko Okulic (Serbia) (see photo) for his project on “Techno-Economic Study of Simplified Cooling Time Estimation Methods Applied on Two-Phase Yogurt Manufacturing Technology”.
Open to undergraduate students from engineering schools, projects focused on one essential global issue related to food availability and food safety.
- Cold chain sustainability and food safety
- Refrigeration energy efficiency (design, audit and monitoring)
- Security of energy supply in food chain; role of renewable energy sources
- Refrigeration energy efficiency in food transportation
Young researchers seized this unique opportunity to showcase their first-class skills with innovative concepts and analysis.
Submitted work provided well-grounded responses to problems relevant to cold chain sustainability and food safety, from an experimental (energy efficiency audit of a cold store), analytical, numerical, or design perspective.
Based on various criteria including scientific technical relevance, validity and reliability of results, and structure and quality of study presentation, both projects were deemed the most inspiring and inventive by a select jury of experts.
Both successful candidates, Ms Karoline Kvalsvik and Mr Marko Okulic, will present their work during the ICR2015 technical program, during which they will also receive their well-deserved award.
Don’t miss out! Find out more about the International Congress of Refrigeration (ICR2015) in Yokohama, Japan, 16-22 August 2015.