LSBU Engineering student wins national award for his research

15 April 2024

Elias Eid, a London South Bank University (LSBU) student researcher, won the Ted Perry Award for Student Research for his research on reducing energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions from the retail sector in Europe. The Institute of Refrigeration (IOR) judges highlighted his work as: “having improved international understanding of how the retail food sector can effectively achieve decarbonization and shift towards a net-zero carbon. This holistic approach is providing a clear path towards understanding of individual energy and carbon reduction potentials across various scenarios and countries.” Elias is currently studying for his PhD in General Engineering at LSBU.

Elias Eid worked on research that sought to understand how supermarket systems across Europe can decarbonise to reach net zero targets. His work was described by the judges as, “research that could make an immediate impact on the retail industry, resulting in significant savings over the coming five to ten years through some simple steps that are available now."

Elias Eid was presented with his award at the IOR Annual Dinner in February which: ‘provides the backdrop for rewarding exceptional individual achievement in advancing the refrigeration, air-conditioning and heat pump (RACHP) industry as well as honouring businesses’ commitment to sustainability with the brand new Beyond Refrigeration Environmental Award.’

Past winners of Ted Perry Award for Student Research include:

  • 2021/2022 - Henrique Lagoeiro from LSBU won the award for research on: ‘Waste heat from the London Underground: an investigation of the potential benefits of integrating heating and cooling’. The judges described this work as “original with high potential impact” something that could be “rolled out worldwide and adapted to different applications from data centre cooling to district heating.”
  • 2017/2018 - Christina Francis from LSBU won the award for research which: ‘delivered a comprehensive study into the direct and indirect impact of carbon emissions from refrigerated transport systems.’