hts Award



The society has currently suspended the annual award for best undergraduate project on heat transfer 

Details of winners in previous years are shown below:

The Award was previously run to encourage university students to become involved in a technology associated with industrial or process heat transfer. The hts  made 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.

Past winners


The hts Award for the year 2018-2019 for the best heat transfer project by a UK Engineering/Science student was won by Victor Castaneda of Cardiff University for his project "Development of Flat Flame Burners for Industrial Heat Transfer Applications".


The 2018 Award went to Ms Boon Ki Sia from the University of Oxford and Somerville College for her project titled "Experimental determination of shell-side pressure distribution at high spatial resolution in a shell-and-tube exchanger".


Mr Jake Locke from the university of Warwick for his project titled "Design, make and analysis of a thermochemical transformer".


Mr Robert Parish from Plymouth University for his project titled: 'The optimisation of cooling photovoltaic solar panels, through CFD'.


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 and students studying for post-graduate qualifications 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 cash award, the amount as determined by the hts adjudication panel, based on the report's merit
    - 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.