Prof. G. Maidment
He leads the Centre for Air-conditioning and Refrigeration Research and has more than 25 years of track record attracting research contracts worth £4M from EPSRC, Government, EU and industry. He has published over 150 papers in refrigeration and air conditioning technologies and more recently heat pumps and their application. He is the Chair of the Sustainable Innovation in Refrigeration and Air-conditioning (SIRAC) research network, Chair of the International Working Group on reducing emissions from refrigeration and author of two technical memorandums on ground source heat pumps. He is winner of a number of prestigious awards including the 2007 Daily Telegraph / Carbon Trust Carbon Innovator of the Year Award. Professor Maidment is President-Elect of the Institute of Refrigeration.
She has 27 years of experience investigating food refrigeration operations, including consumer handling of food, studies to improve the performance of domestic and commercial refrigerators, energy labelling, cook-chill systems, novel refrigeration systems (including air cycle), optimising refrigeration systems and improving performance and temperature control in chilled and frozen storage rooms. This includes optimisation of the refrigeration system, air flows and structure of enclosures. Judith is chairperson of the IRC (International Refrigeration Committee) and a member of the IIR (International Institute of Refrigeration) C2 (food science and engineering) and D1 (retail display cabinets) sub commissions. She is the UK IOR representative to the IIR and editor of the Journal of Food Engineering.
Dr D. Andrews
She is a senior lecturer working in design and life cycle assessment. She completed a PhD at Imperial College in 2006 which investigated Life Cycle Assessment, sustainability, vehicle design and manufacture. Since then she has led a number of related research projects. She has published widely on Life Cycle Assessment and regularly applies her specialist knowledge to consultancy, enterprise and research projects, including several EPSRC funded CASE awards.