New president of IIR Commission C2 on food science and engineering

The IIR is proud to announce the appointment of Judith Evans, Professor at London South Bank University, as the new president of IIR Commission C2 on food science and engineering.

IIR Commission C2: Food science and engineering headed by Prof. Judith Evans

The IIR is proud to announce the appointment of Judith Evans (see photo), Professor at London South Bank University, as the new president of IIR Commission C2 on food science and engineering.

Currently a professor at London South Bank University (UK) and a Director of RD&T (Refrigeration Developments and Testing), Judith Evans works on food refrigeration operations throughout the food cold chain from harvest/slaughter to the consumer.

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 (IOR) as well as being the UK delegate to the International Institute of Refrigeration.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank Dr Milan Houska, who previously served as president of Commission C2, for his efforts and dedication to the IIR.

More information on Commission C2

Commission C2: paving the way on food science and engineering

IIR Commission C2 is comprised of 39 experts from 20 IIR member countries across the globe.

The Commission is key in hosting the IIR Sustainability and the Cold Chain Conference (ICCC), held internationally since 2010, with the next in the series to be held in Beijing, China, in 2018.

Commission C2 is particularly involved in the EU research project SuperSmart and in the IIR Working Group on Cold Chain in Warm Climates.

A longstanding collaboration between the IOR and the IIR

Over the years, and with the support of Judith Evans, the UK Institute of Refrigeration (IOR) and the International Institute of Refrigeration (IIR) have forged a strong partnership based on common ideas and objectives in relation to refrigeration.

Collaboration has been key to both structures in creating platforms at an international level where experts can converge and exchange in specialised domains.

This year, the IOR will organise the 12th IIR-Gustav Lorentzen Conference on Natural Refrigerants (GL2016) to take place on August 21-24, 2016 in Edinburgh, United Kingdom.

The conference will attract an international audience of researchers and industrialists and will address critical issues for our future.

It will allow researchers, innovators, early adopters, experienced practitioners and those facing new challenges for the first time to share knowledge and recent advances.

Your chance to participate

Don’t miss out on your chance to participate in the various workshops, or Commission or Working Group Meetings scheduled at the 12th IIR-Gustav Lorentzen Conference:

  • Sunday August 21st (15.00-18.00): 2nd SuperSmart EU project Workshop Sign-up here
  • Monday August 22nd (17.00-18.00): B1 and B2 Commission Meeting, E1 and E2, D1 Commission Meeting
  • Tuesday 23rd August (15.40-16.40) IIR Working Group on Cold Chain in Warm Climates Workshop
  • Tuesday 23rd August (16.00–18.00): IIR Careers in refrigeration Working Group Meeting
  • Tuesday 23rd August (17.00-18.00): 9th IIR LCCP Working Group Meeting

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