Prof Philip Eames announced as 2018 winner of Harry Leck Memorial Medal
The winner of the 2018 Harry Leck Memorial Medal is Professor Philip Eames, Director of the Centre for Renewable Energy Systems Technology (CREST), Loughborough University. Presentation of the Medal will be made in the Exhibition Hall at 1:30pm on Thursday 11th October 2018.
Professor Philip Eames has distinguished contributions in vacuum science and technology, specifically the invention of low-temperature vacuum insulated glazings for buildings, electrochromic vacuum insulated glazings and the development of advanced vacuum flat-plate solar thermal collectors.
Philip is currently the Lead for Loughborough’s Global Energy Challenge, Director of Centre for Renewable Energy Systems Technology (CREST), and holds the Chair in Renewable Energy at Loughborough University.
Over 28 years he has gained a reputation as a well-respected teacher, and is internationally recognised for high quality research in the field of advanced low heat loss glazing, concentrating solar energy systems, energy saving and solar energy harnessing building fabric components, thermal energy storage systems and life cycle analysis.
Phil was previously Director of the Warwick Institute for Sustainable Energy and Resources (WISER) at the University of Warwick where he held the Chair of Energy Efficiency and Conservation in the School of Engineering. Prior to this he was Professor of Solar Energy Applications, Director of the Centre for Sustainable Technologies and Director of the Built Environment Research Institute within the School of the Built Environment at the University of Ulster.