Dr Alexander Reip, has been named winner of the prestigious Rising Star in Industry Award from the Royal Society of Chemistry.
Dr Reip, from Oxford nanoSystems Ltd, has won the award for the creative development and scale-up of novel nano-coatings for energy saving and generation in heat transfer.
Receiving the award, Dr Reip said: “I am deeply honoured to have been nominated for and now to receive this award. I am very lucky to have had a fantastic and growing team around me from the start which has made all the difficulties in developing and now commercialising such a technology completely worthwhile.
It has been an incredible journey to have developed a company and technology that actually has the potential to make a real difference to society especially at a time when climate change is a growing problem. It is these developments of interesting and innovative technologies which will help reduce the impact of our growing population and it’s great to be part of the solution.”
Dr Robert Parker, chief executive of the Royal Society of Chemistry said:
“Over the years, our lives have been significantly improved by the chemical sciences, from medicines and food to the environment itself. We are proud of the contribution the chemical sciences make to our global community, which is why it is right for us to recognise important innovations and expertise such as these.
“Our Prizes and Awards recognise people from a range of different specialisms, backgrounds and locations. Every winner is an inspiration to the chemistry community and will play an incredibly important role in enriching people’s lives for generations to come.”
The nanoFLUX® coating technology reduces the temperature a heating element needs to reach before the surrounding liquid boils. This reduction allows systems to be more efficient and therefore reduces overall energy consumption. The market applications for this extend in all areas of society from domestic uses in air conditioning and refrigeration to larger industrial including waste energy recovery and energy generation to fast growing markets such as data centre cooling and high-performance electronics.
The Royal Society of Chemistry’s Awards and Prizes are awarded in recognition of originality and impact of research, or for each winner’s contribution to the chemical sciences industry or education. They also acknowledge the importance of teamwork across the chemical sciences, as well as the abilities of individuals to develop successful collaborations.
Of those to have won a Royal Society of Chemistry Award, an illustrious list of 50 have gone on to win Nobel Prizes for their pioneering work, including 2016 Nobel laureates Jean-Pierre Sauvage, Fraser Stoddart and Ben Feringa.
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Rewarding Excellence and Gaining Recognition
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There are over 80 Prizes and Awards in our main portfolio, all of which aim to accurately reflect the broad scope of achievement in our community. So whether you work in research, business, industry or education, recognition is open to everyone.
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