Professor David Coley heads up the Department of Architecture & Civil Engineering’s Energy and Design of Environment’s research group.
The medal is awarded to the best paper presented to the Chartered Institute of Building Services Engineers on a specific research topic.
Professor Coley’s paper, ‘On the creation of future probabilistic design weather years from UKCP09’ discussed how to create an example hourly time series of common weather variable for any date in the future up until 2080.
Professor Coley said: “Such time series are of critical importance for engineers to see whether their building designs will still function as desired once climate change has become apparent.
“To be recognised with this medal is an honour and I am very much looking forward to the presentation at The Royal Society in October.”
Professor Tim Ibell, Head of the Department of Architecture & Civil Engineering, said: “This is a tremendous accolade for David, and one which he richly deserves. David is at the forefront internationally of design weather scenarios, and this medal cements his reputation.”
Professor Coley will be presented with the medal at the Chartered Institute of Building Services Engineers’ President’s Awards Dinner on Friday 12th October 2012 at The Royal Society in London.
For more information about Professor Coley's research, please see his paper 'On the creation of future probabilistic design weather years' (PDF).