WPI Visiting Professor Ryo Akasaka, a member of NEXT-RP, received the 2020 Asian Academic Award (sponsored by Japan Society of Refrigerating and Air Conditioning Engineers). Prof. Akasaka has been working on the development of the thermodynamic equations of state of low-GWP refrigerants. Since 2017, he has been working on the revision of the international standard equation of state as a member of the ISO 17584 revision committee.
He is also involved in formulating equations of state for many refrigerants in the thermodynamic property software “REFPROP”.
The award report was published in “Reito”, Vol.96, No. 1128(December 2021), the Japan Society of Refrigerating and Air Conditioning Engineers (JSRAE).
Award theme： ”Development of Thermodynamic Equation of State for low-GWP Refrigerants”
Winner： Prof. Ryo Akasaka