Henrique accepts award

International energy award won by university student for his research on waste heat from London Underground

06 April 2022

A PhD student from London South Bank University (LSBU)’s School of Engineering has been awarded ‘Best Young Energy Efficiency Researcher’ by the World Sustainable Energy Days 2022 at their global conference on 7 April 2022. Henrique Lagoeiro won the award for his paper, ‘Recovering Waste Heat from the London Underground: Sizing the Opportunity’, which grants the winner a prize of €1,000.

The World Sustainable Energy Days 2022 is an annual international conference in Austria that brings together policymakers, researchers and building sector professionals to discuss how to accelerate change for the purpose of meeting the EU's climate neutrality goals. As part of the conference, early career researchers are invited to submit papers which are reviewed by experts from universities, research organisations and businesses. The best papers are honoured with the awards for ‘Best Young Energy Efficiency Researcher’ or ‘Best Young Biomass Researcher’. This year's conference, held from 5-8 April 2022, received more than 70 submissions from early career researchers in over 40 countries.

Henrique Lagoeiro is undertaking a PhD partially funded by Transport for London (TfL) that focuses on evaluating the benefits behind Bunhill 2, a first-of-its kind system that can provide low-carbon heat to buildings whilst also being able to cool the Tube.

Henrique Lagoeiro, LSBU PhD student and ‘Best Young Energy Efficiency Researcher’ award winner said, “It is very rewarding to win this global award for my research role on Bunhill 2 which is providing low carbon heat to buildings and cooling the Tube and have the chance to show the exciting research that is carried out at LSBU. Waste heat has the potential to deliver significant carbon savings, being a key resource for the energy transition.”

Professor Asa Barber, Dean of the School of Engineering at LSBU, said, “Henrique’s award success at the World Sustainable Energy Days conference for his research on harnessing waste heat is richly deserved. Congratulations, Henrique, for winning this international award, here’s to many more!”

LSBU Engineering School awards success in 2022 – In March 2022 a project chaired by LSBU’s Professor of Air Conditioning and Refrigeration, Graeme Maidment, from London South Bank University (LSBU) won a national environmental award run by ACR News for ‘Environmental Initiative of the Year’. The award was won by Professor Maidment for a project called ‘Beyond Refrigeration’ which aims to tackle the challenge of achieving net zero heating & cooling in the UK.