REHVA Student Competition

REHVA Student Competition 2022

Each year REHVA organizes the REHVA Student Competition. This competition for research in the field of heating, ventilation and airconditioning encourages students to make their contribution to a sustainable future for the earth.

The first selection will take place on a national level and will be organized by TVVL for the Netherlands. TVVL invites all students to sign up for the Dutch Nominee Competition. The winner of the Dutch competition will participate in the REHVA Student Competition 2022 on May 23th, 2022 during CLIMA2022 in Rotterdam.

Why participate
If you win the Dutch Nominee Competition you will automatically build up a strong international network of experts in your area of expertise. TVVL offers you a stage during national and regional events and your article will be published in TVVL Magazine. Besides the cash prize of 500 euros the winner of the REHVA Student Competition 2022 will be offered the chance to publish an article in the REHVA Journal.

Out of the Dutch submissions 3 candidates will be nominated to present their research to the members of TVVL Impuls. During the Dutch final, that will take place at the TVVL office in Woerden, will be announced who will represent the Netherlands at the REHVA Student Competition 2022. You can find an overview of the terms and conditions in the documents below:

Preparations of papers for the REHVA Student Competition
Student Competition 2022 rules
Guidelines Student Competition TVVL

Send a summary of your research (1 A4) including a motivation why your project should qualify for this competition to before March 1st, 2022. 


March 1, 2022 Registration deadline for candidates of the Dutch Nominee Competition
March 8, 2022 Announcement of the 3 candidates of the Dutch Nominee Competition
March 22, 2022 Registration deadline presentations Dutch Nominee Competition
March 28, 2022 Dutch Nominee Competition final (TVVL Woerden)
May 2, 2022 Deadline submission presentations REHVA Student Competition
May 23, 2022 REHVA Student Competition final during CLIMA2022

Chairman of the jury of the REHVA Student Competition
This year's jury for the Dutch Nominee Competition of the REHVA Student Competition will be led by Dr. Ir. Arash Rasooli. Arash Rasooli, R&D Specialist on thermal testing instruments holds a PhD from TU Delft and is specialized in Heat Transfer and component thermophysical characterization in buildings. He won the European REHVA Student Competition 2016 as well as the World Student Competition 2016 during CLIMA 2016. With this experience Arash supports students in their journey to compete at the REHVA Student Competition.

Previous winners
Last year our Dutch nominee Maaike Leichsenring won the REHVA International (EU) and the HVAC World Student Competition. In 2017 Dutch nominee Rob Verwoort won the REHVA Student Competition and the year before that Arash Rasooli won the 1st prize of the European and World Competitions.