Press release: The International Institute of Refrigeration Creates a New Working Group on Careers in Refrigeration
The International Institute of Refrigeration Creates a
New Working Group on Careers in Refrigeration
The International Institute of Refrigeration (IIR) is delighted to announce its new Working Group on Careers in Refrigeration “CaRe”, chaired by Dr Catarina Marques.
At the 24th International Congress of Refrigeration in Yokohama (Japan), the IIR organized the second “Reception for Students and Young Researchers”, a student and senior researchers’ speed networking event and its first Women in Refrigeration networking workshop. Both events, which were extremely well received by attendees and acted as forums to increase awareness on these matters, inspired the initiative to create a “Careers in Refrigeration” working group, as well as a sub-working on “Woman in Refrigeration”.
Introduced into refrigeration during an internship at Bristol University, Dr Catarina Marques (see photo) will chair the new Working Group. She has a degree in food science and completed an industrial CASE award PhD at London South Bank University (LSBU), where she was previously a research fellow. She currently works at Adande as the Engineering Manager (Foodservice) and is a member of the IIR and IOR (UK Institute of Refrigeration).
Catarina led the first two IIR Receptions for Students and Young Researchers at IIR congresses in 2011 in Prague (Czech Republic) and in 2015 in Yokohama (Japan), and oversees many UK national events to promote the younger generation in the refrigeration industry.
The objectives of the new Working Group include developing and putting forward an international and national strategic plan to promote careers in refrigeration to the younger generation and women, building general awareness of the importance of the refrigeration industry, particularly to the younger generation, and identifying problems and obstacles that stop the younger generation aspiring and envisaging a career in refrigeration.
More information on this and all IIR Working Groups.
The International Institute of Refrigeration (IIR) is an independent intergovernmental science and technology based organisation promoting refrigeration knowledge and associated technologies that improve quality of life in a cost-effective and environmentally sustainable manner including:
- Food quality and safety from farm to consumer
- Comfort in homes and commercial buildings
- Health products and services
- Low temperature technology and liquefied gas technology
- Energy efficiency
- Use of non-ozone depleting and low global warming refrigerants in a safe manner.
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Contact: Ms Deonie Lambert
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