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ASHRAE is pleased to recognize the outstanding achievements and contributions of members to the Society and the heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration industry. Honors and awards were presented during the 2021 ASHRAE Virtual Annual Conference, June 28-30.
A list of awards and recipients include the following:
Louise & Bill Holladay Distinguished Fellow Award
Yuguo Li, Ph.D., Fellow ASHRAE, received the Louise and Bill Holladay Distinguished Fellow Award. This annual award is given to an ASHRAE Fellow for continuous preeminence in engineering or research work. The honor was initiated in 1979 by Presidential Member Bill Holladay. Li is Chair Professor of Building Environment, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China.
Andrew T. Boggs Service Award
Arthur D. Hallstrom, P.E., BEMP, Fellow ASHRAE, received the Andrew T. Boggs Service Award. The award, named after ASHRAE’s executive vice president emeritus, recognizes an Exceptional Service Award recipient for continuing unselfish, dedicated and distinguished service. Hallstrom lives in Waupaca, Wisconsin.
Lincoln Bouillon Award
Usman Abdulrahman, B.Eng, MNSE, MNIMechE, FIMC, received the Lincoln Bouillon Award, which recognizes a member who performs the most outstanding work in increasing membership. The award commemorates Presidential Member Bouillon’s efforts in recruiting new members. Abdulrahman is Managing Partner, McAdog & Associates, Abuja, FCT, Nigeria.
Dan Mills Chapter Programs Award
Drew Grant received the Dan Mills Chapter Programs Award which recognizes a Chapter Chair or Vice Chair who excels in chapter programs endeavors and promoting technical and energy activities of the Chapter and Technology Transfer Committee. Grant is on the Air Distribution Sales Team, Airtech Corporation, Little Rock, Arkansas.
William J. Collins, Jr. RP Award
Nathan D. Cook, P.Eng., received the William J. Collins Jr. RP Award. The award, named in honor of Presidential Member Collins, recognizes a chapter RP chair who excels in raising funds for ASHRAE’s RP campaign. Cook is an Associate, Dillon Consulting Limited, Windsor, Ontario, Canada.
Donald Bahnfleth Environmental Health Award
Bjarne W. Olesen, Ph.D., Presidential Fellow Life Member ASHRAE, received the Donald Bahnfleth Environmental Health Award. The award, named in honor of Presidential Member Donald Bahnfleth, recognizes excellence in volunteer service focused on environmental health issues. Olesen is a Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, Technical University of Denmark, Kongens Lyngby, Denmark.
Homer Addams Award
Tabeel A. Jacob, Ph.D., received the Homer Addams Award. The award, named after Homer Addams, founder and past president of ASHVE, which is a predecessor to ASHRAE, recognizes a graduate student who has been engaged in an ASHRAE research project at a university that has graduate programs in the areas of heating, ventilation and air conditioning, and has achieved a high standard of performance in this work. Jacob is a Postdoctoral Researcher, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, California.
Government Affairs Award
Brendan J. Hall, P.E., BEMP, received the Government Affairs Award. The award recognizes individuals for outstanding effort and achievement in state, provincial and local government activities in connection with technical issues related to the Society. Hall is a Senior Engineer, CHA Consulting, Syracuse, New York.
Ralph G. Nevins Physiology & Human Environment Award
Yongchao Zhai, Ph.D., received the Ralph G. Nevins Physiology and Human Environment Award. The award, named in honor of Ralph Nevins and his contributions to research, is given to a researcher under the age of 40 for significant accomplishments in the study of bioenvironmental engineering and its effect on human comfort and health. Zhai is a Professor, Xi’an University of Architecture and Technology, Xi’an, Shaanxi, China.
Standards Achievement Award
Gwelen Paliaga received the Standards Achievement Award, which recognizes exceptional service in the area of standards leadership and technical contribution. Paliaga is a Director, TRC, Oakland, California.
Student Activities Achievement Award
Sargon G. Ishaya received the Student Activities Achievement Award, which recognizes a chapter student activities chair for growth of student activities. Ishaya is a Principal, Pragmatic Professional Engineers, Inc., San Jose, California.
ASHRAE Journal Paper Award
Frank Shadpour, P.E., HFDP, Fellow ASHRAE and Stefanie Johnson, LEED AP, received the Journal Paper Award for the article, ”Makeshift Negative Pressure Patient Rooms in Response to COVID-19” judged to be the best article published in ASHRAE Journal. Shadpour is a Principal and Johnson is an Associate Principal, SC Engineers, Inc., San Diego, California.
Science and Technology for the Built Environment Best Paper Award
YangYang Zou, Matthew Young, Morgan Wickey, Andrew May, Ph.D., and Jordan D. Clark, Ph.D., received the Science and Technology for the Built Environment Best Paper Award for ”Response of eight low-cost particle sensors and consumer devices to typical indoor emission events in a real home (ASHRAE 1756-RP)” The article was published in February 2020. Zou is a Ph.D. student, Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio. May and Jordan are Assistant Professors, Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio.
Crosby Field Award
Dennis L. O’Neal, Ph.D., P.E., and Peng Yin, Ph.D., received the Crosby Field Award for the paper “Using Normalized Airflows and Powers to Model the Performance of Multi-Speed Fan Coil Unites with Permanent Split Capacitor Fan Motors (RP-1741),” which was judged to be the best paper presented before the Society. The Crosby Field Award is named for a former Presidential Member. O’Neal is Dean, School of Engineering and Computer Science, Baylor University, Waco, Texas. Yin is an Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering, University of Louisiana, Lafayette, Louisiana.
ASHRAE Technical Paper Award
The following papers received a Technical Paper Award, which recognizes the authors of the best papers presented at Society conferences:
Willis H. Carrier Award
Justin David Berquist, MASc, P.Eng., received the Willis H. Carrier Award, which is given to a member 32 years of age or younger for presenting an outstanding paper at a Society conference. The award is presented for “Feasibility of Low-Cost C02 Sensors for Demand-Controlled Ventilation-Part 1. Laboratory Testing.” Berquist is an Assistant Research Officer, National Research Council Canada, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.
Distinguished Service Award
The Distinguished Service Award salutes members of any grade who have served the Society faithfully and with distinction and who have given freely of their time and talent in chapter, regional and Society activities. The following members were recognized:
Exceptional Service Award
The Exceptional Service Award recognizes Distinguished Service Award recipients who have continued to serve faithfully and with exemplary effort. The following members were recognized:
Distinguished 50-Year Member Award
The Distinguished 50-Year Member Award is given to individuals who have been a member for a minimum of 50 years, and are either a past Society president, Fellow ASHRAE or Distinguished Service Award recipient or who have performed outstanding service to ASHRAE or its predecessor societies – the American Society of Heating and Ventilating Engineers (ASHVE), the American Society of Refrigerating Engineers (ASRE), and the American Society of Heating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHAE). The following members received this award:
Distinguished 75-Year Member Award
The Distinguished 75-Year Member Award recognizes members who have been a member for a minimum of 75 years, and is either a past Society President, a Fellow, has received the Distinguished Service Award or otherwise performed outstanding service to the Society. The following members received this award:
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