Dr. Wei Wu, our Assistant Professor, has recently won the IIR (International Institute of Refrigeration) Young Researcher Award, the highest award for young researchers in the HVAC area. These prizes are awarded for outstanding research work performed by young researchers on subjects in the domain of competence of the IIR. The candidate shall be 35 years old or younger on the date of conferring of the award.
The IIR is the highest world-wide academic organization in the field of air-conditioning and refrigeration, covering Cryophysics, Cryogenic Engineering, Thermodynamics Systems and Equipment for Refrigeration, Cryobiology and Cryomedicine, Food Science and Engineering, Refrigerated Storage and Transport, Air Conditioning and Heat Pumps.
Dr. Wu received the Willis H. Carrier Award, which is named after the inventor of air conditioner (Dr. Willis H. Carrier). This award is to recognize Dr. Wu’s outstanding research achievements on Air Conditioning and Heat Pumps. His relevant studies include (1) alternative heat pump working fluids, (2) advanced heat pump cycles, and (3) optimized heat pump applications.