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The American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) recognized the achievements and contributions of members to its 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 are below:

Louise & Bill Holladay Distinguished Fellow Award

Yuguo Li, Ph.D., Fellow ASHRAE

Andrew T. Boggs Service Award

Arthur D. Hallstrom, P.E., BEMP, Fellow ASHRAE

Lincoln Bouillon Award

Usman Abdulrahman, B.Eng, MNSE, MNIMechE, FIMC

Dan Mills Chapter Programs Award

Drew Grant

William J. Collins, Jr. RP Award

Nathan D. Cook

Donald Bahnfleth Environmental Health Award

Bjarne W. Olesen, Ph.D., Presidential Fellow Life Member ASHRAE

Homer Addams Award

Tabeel A. Jacob, Ph.D.

Government Affairs Award

Brendan J. Hall, P.E., BEMP

Ralph G. Nevins Physiology & Human Environment Award

Yongchao Zhai, Ph.D.

Standards Achievement Award

Gwelen Paliaga

Student Activities Achievement Award

Sargon G. Ishaya received the Student Activities Achievement Award

ASHRAE Journal Paper Award

Frank Shadpour, P.E., HFDP, Fellow ASHRAE and Stefanie Johnson, LEED AP

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.

Crosby Field Award

Dennis L. O’Neal, Ph.D., P.E., and Peng Yin, Ph.D.

ASHRAE Technical Paper Award

The following papers received a Technical Paper Award, which recognizes the authors of the best papers presented at Society conferences:

Dennis L. O’Neal, Ph.D., P.E., and Peng Yin, Ph.D., received an award for “A Simple Airflow and Power Model of Fan Coil Units with Permanent Spilt Capacitor Motors.” 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.

Michael Roth, Ph.D., P.Eng., received an award for “The Use of Reanalysis in ASHRAE Applications (RP-1745). Roth is a Director, Klimatt Consulting & Innovation, Inc., Guelph, Ontario, Canada.

Peng Yin, Ph.D., Beau Derouen, Albert McBride and Dennis L. O’Neal, Ph.D., P.E., received an award for “Laboratory Performance Measurement of Blowers with Electronically Commutated Motors in Horizontal Low-Profile Fan Coil Units (RP-1741).” Yin is an Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering, University of Louisiana, Lafayette, Louisiana. O’Neal is Dean, School of Engineering and Computer Science, Baylor University, Waco, Texas. 

Chidambaram Narayanan, Ph.D., Siju Thomas, Ph.D., and Djamel Lakehal received an award for “CFD Study of Hydraulic Shock in Two-Phase Anhydrous Ammonia: RP-1569.” Narayanan is Principal Engineer, AFRY Switzerland, Zurich, Switzerland. Thomas is a Senor Software Engineer, The MathWorks Inc., Natick, Massachusetts.

Willis H. Carrier Award

Justin David Berquist, MASc, P.Eng.

Distinguished Service Award

Mina Agarabi, P.E., BCxP Principal, Agarabi Engineering, Brooklyn, New York.

Christopher A. Balbach, Vice President of Research and Development, Performance Systems Development of NY, LLC., Ithaca, New York.

Wesley R. Davis, Director of Technical Services, Air Conditioning Contractors of America, Alexandria, Virginia.

Kyle R. Gluesenkamp, Ph.D., Senior Research and Development Scientist, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, Tennessee. 

Kenneth Goodman MSc, CEng, MIEI, Senior Data Center Mechanical Engineer, Google, Dublin, Ireland.

Nathan L. Ho, P.E., Associate Principal/Engineering Group Leader, P2S Inc., Irvine, California.

Piljae Im, Ph.D., R&D Staff, Subprogram Manager for Software Tools & Models, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, Tennessee.

Benjamin Meyer, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP, Building & Roofing Science Architect, GAF, Richmond, Virginia.    

Kevin A. Muldoon, HVAC Engineering Manager, KCC Manufacturing, Louisville, Kentucky.

Matthew E. Mullen, P.E., BEAP Vice President Engineering and Design, EMCOR Services – New England Mechanical, South Windsor, Connecticut.  

Michael B. Pate, Life Member ASHRAE, College Station, Texas.

Kimberly Pierson, P.Eng., Assistant Project Manager, Dewberry, Raleigh, North Carolina.

Matt C. Rowe, Sales Representative, JMP Equipment Company, Raleigh, North Carolina.

Paulo Cesar Tabares Velasco, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Colorado School of Mines, Golden, Colorado.

Michael Tillou, P.E., BEMP Senior Building Energy Research Engineer, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, Washington.

Exceptional Service Award

David E. Claridge, Ph.D., P.E., Fellow Life Member ASHRAE, Professor, Mechanical Engineering Department, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas; Director, Energy Systems Laboratory, Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station, College Station, Texas; Chief Technology Officer, Claridge-Culp, Inc., Bryan, Texas.

Lorenzo Cremaschi, Ph.D., Professor, Auburn University, Auburn, Alabama.

Charles H. Culp III, Ph.D., P.E., HBDP Fellow Life Member ASHRAE, Professor, Department of Architecture, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas.

Blake E. Ellis, P.E., Fellow Member ASHRAE, Principal, Burns & McDonnell, Kansas City, Missouri.

Bruce D. Hunn, Ph.D., Fellow Life Member ASHRAE, Retired, Corrales, New Mexico.

Farooq Mehboob, Fellow Life Member ASHRAE, Principal Consultant, S Mehboob & Company Consulting Engineers, Karachi, Pakistan.

David B. Meredith, P.E., Life Member ASHRAE, Professor Emeritus, Penn State Fayette – the Eberly Campus, Uniontown, Pennsylvania.

Spencer Morasch, Engineer V, Jersey Central Power & Light, Holmdl, New Jersey.

Theresa A. Weston, Ph.D., President, The Holt Weston Consultancy, Richmond, Virginia.

Distinguished 50-Year Member Award

Atma Advani, P.E., Fellow Life Member ASHRAE, Poway, California.

James W. Bochat, Life Member ASHRAE, Senior Project Manager, KFI Engineers, St. Paul, Minnesota.

Conny R. Brown, Fellow Life Member ASHRAE, Suwanee, Georgia.

Chee Yan Pong, Fellow Life Member ASHRAE, Principal, YP Chee & Associates, Singapore, Republic of Singapore.

Derek J. Clements-Croome, Ph.D., CEng, Fellow Life Member ASHRAE, Professor, Intelligent Building International, London, England.

Kenneth W. Cooper, Ph.D., Fellow Life Member ASHRAE, Retired, PoolPak International, York, Pennsylvania.

Billy B. Copeland, Jr., Life Member ASHRAE, Mechanical & Industrial Sales, Inc., Dyersburg, Tennessee.

Charles E. Dorgan, Ph.D., Fellow Life Member ASHRAE, Retired, Verona, Wisconsin.

James E. Hill, Ph.D., Presidential Fellow Life Member ASHRAE, Retired, Moneta, Virginia.

L. Lane Jackins, Life Member ASHRAE, Sales Engineer, Applied Mechanical Equipment, Jacksonville, Florida.

William J. Landman, Fellow Life Member ASHRAE, La Crosse, Wisconsin.

Norm Maxwell (Posthumously), P.E., Life Member ASHRAE, Senior Facilities Engineer, Great Neck, New York.

Andrew P. Nolfo, P.E., Life Member ASHRAE, President, Engineering Consultants, Phoenix, Arizona.

James H. Norman, Fellow Life Member ASHRAE, Decatur, Georgia.

Olli Seppanen, Ph.D., Fellow Life Member ASHRAE, Scientist, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, California.

Anand K. Seth, P.E., CEM, CPE, Life Member ASHRAE, Principal, ICO Energy & Engineering, Inc., Boston, Massachusetts.

Joseph A. Thuman, Life Member ASHRAE, Retired, Islip, New York.

Brian P. Warwicker, Fellow Life Member ASHRAE, Brian Warwicker Partnership, London, England.

Distinguished 75-Year Member Award

Ernest K. Strahan, Jr., P.E., Life Member ASHRAE, Retired, President Ernest K. Strahan, Inc., Jackson, Mississippi.

Jerome T. Falk, P.E., Life Member ASHRAE, New York, New York.

Barney Menditch, P.E., Life Member ASHRAE, Chevy Chase, Maryland.