Left to right: Dr Nick Walliman, Mr David Malcolm Orr (ICE President), Professor Ray Ogden and Dr Xiaoxin wang
Dr Xiaoxin Wang, Dr Chris Kendrick, Professor Ray Ogden and Dr Nick Walliman have been awarded the Howard Medal from the Institute of Civil Engineers for their paper 'VIP and their applications in buildings: a review'. The paper explores aspects of the materials science that has informed recent research carried out by OISD: Technology to develop novel forms of highly insulated cladding panels (approximately six times more insulating than conventional technologies).
Professor Ray Ogden (Group Leader of OISD: Technology and Assistant Dean Research) said:
“The Howard Medal founded in 1872 typically goes to Civil Engineering based research groups. It has been awarded twice to Napier University in the last three years, and once to Cambridge University. Winning it is a real recognition of the unusual quality of interdisciplinary activity in the technology area within the Faculty of Technology, Design and Environment at Brookes”.
The Awards Ceremony was held in the Great Hall at the ICE (London) on Friday 24 October 2008.
Prof Ray Ogden is chair of the International Scientific Committee for Vacuum Insulation. He and the team at Oxford Brookes are working in collaboration with Cambridge University Department of Engineering, to organise the 9th International Conference on Vacuum Insulation and advanced insulation technology.
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