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R1234yf boffin wins Chemists’ Club medal

Mario Nappa
Mario Nappa

Lead chemist in the development of new industry-standard automotive refrigerant R1234yf Mario Nappa has been awarded the 2015 Winthrop-Sears Medal for entrepreneurial achievement.

Dr Nappa, who worked with Wire & Gas 2015 keynote speaker Barbara Minor on the R1234yf project, already has quite a collection awards for technical achievement, invention and engineering excellence to go with the 140 patents in his name.

He will receive the medal at the 118th Chemists’ Club annual Egg Nog dinner on December 10 in New York.