hts Award



Award for best undergraduate project on heat transfer

In order to encourage university students to become involved in the increasingly important heat transfer industry, hts  makes an annual award for

the best heat transfer project report with potential benefits for industry, from a UK university undergraduate in the current academic year.

2016 Winner

The Award went to Mr Robert Parish from Plymouth University for his project titled: 'The optimisation of cooling photovoltaic solar panels, through CFD'. Thanks go to Dr. Daniel Hatton, Lecturer at the School of Marine Science and Engineering at Plymouth University, who nominated Rob for the award. Rob and Dr. Hatton will make a forum presentation based on Rob's project on the evening of 12th September 2017 at the Barley Mow in Victoria.

Rob Parish announced as hts Award winner at the annual dinner in March 2017

Past winners


Alexander Brant from the University of Oxford for his project titled: "The Investigation of Mixed Impingement and Convective Cooling in a Gas Turbine Engine Case Cooling System"


Peter Forsyth, Supervisor: Dr. David Gillespie with Dr. Matthew McGilvray, Institution: Department of Engineering Science, University of Oxford, Project: "Understanding Development of Cooling Features in Gas Turbine Engines."


Jonathan Harris of the University of Surrey for his project "The Prediction and analysis of Fouling in a Crude Distillation Preheat Train and its impact on Furnace Firing Cost".


Chris Macnair and Mathew Tatner of University of Strathclyde for their project entitled  "Design of an Adiabatic Supercritical Tubular Reactor for use in a Biodiesel Production Facility".

Rules and Conditions

  1. The award is limited to undergraduates in UK universities.

  2.  hts will make an annual award to the student considered to have made the most noteworthy contribution in the above field, except when it is considered that there are no nominations of a sufficiently high standard.

  3. The winner of the award will be presented with
    A certificate
    A cash award
    One year membership of the society
    Invitation to hts Annual Dinner

  4. The winner will be expected to make a presentation on their report at a meeting of hts members.

  5. Nominations are to be submitted by the academic staff member who supervised the project, with the permission of the nominee.

  6. Nominations may be submitted for a joint student project but the team will share the cash award.

  7. Each nomination should include the following
    Name of student(s)
    Name of supervisor and institution
    Brief description of project, highlighting its aims and benefits to industry. (Description shall not exceed 1000 words and not exceed 3 illustrations).

  8. All nominations received by the due date will be considered by an Adjudication Panel set up by hts. The Adjudication Panel may call for additional information prior to making its decision.

  9. The decision of the Adjudication Panel on any matter will be final.

  10. hts will publicise the winning project and its author(s). hts will have the right to publish any information submitted, with appropriate acknowledgement.