ASHRAE Honors and Awards Program Recognizes Outstanding Achievements of Dedicated Members

Date: 23 June 2019
ASHRAE Honors and Awards Program Recognizes Outstanding Achievements of Dedicated Members
ASHRAE Honors and Awards Program Recognizes Outstanding Achievements of Dedicated Members
ASHRAE Honors and Awards Program Recognizes Outstanding Achievements of Dedicated Members

ASHRAE recognized the outstanding achievements and contributions of members to the Society and the heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration industry at the 2019 ASHRAE Annual Conference, June 22-26, in Kansas City, Mo. The following is a list of awards and recipients.

Lincoln Bouillon Award 
Carlos E. Arguijo, P.E., of the El Paso Chapter, 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. Arguijo is a mechanical engineer, Huitt-Zollars, Inc., El Paso, Texas.

Chapter Program Star Award
Joe Chow of the Hong Kong Chapter, received the Chapter Program Star Award, which recognizes excellence in chapter program endeavors. Chow is a manager, Hong Kong District Company Limited, Hong Kong, China.

William J. Collins, Jr. RP Award
Daniel Redmond, P.Eng., of the Ottawa Valley Chapter, 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. Redmond is director of operations and maintenance services, Facilities Management and Planning, Carleton University, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.

Donald Bahnfleth Environmental Health Award
William P. Bahnfleth, Ph.D., P.E., 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. Bahnfleth is a professor, Department of Architectural Engineering, Penn. State University, Uni­versity Park, Pa.

Homer Addams Award
Omer Sarfraz, 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. Sarfraz is a student, Oklahoma State University, Still­water, Okla.

Government Affairs Award
Meghan K. McNulty, P.E., of the Atlanta Chapter, 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. McNulty is project engineer, Servidyne, Atlanta, Ga.

Lou Flagg Historical Award
Randy C. Schrecengost, P.E., of the Austin Chapter, received the Lou Flagg Historical Award, which recognizes an individual for preparing the most out­standing historical presentation related to HVAC&R. The award is named in recogni­tion of Presidential Member Lou Flagg, who promoted an interest in history. Schrecengost is senior project manager and principal mechanical engineer, Stan­ley Consultants, Inc., Austin, Texas.

Standards Achievement Award
Richard L. Hall, P.E., Life Member ASHRAE, received the Standards Achievement Award, which recognizes exceptional service in the area of standards leadership and techni­cal contribution. Hall is president, Hall Consultants, Worthington, Ohio.

Ralph G. Nevins Physiology & Human Environment Award
Bin Cao, 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. Cao is an assistant professor, Department of Building Science, School of Architecture, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China.

Student Activities Achievement Award
Michel D. Hayek, received the Student Activities Achievement Award, which rec­ognizes a chapter student activities chair for growth of student activities. Hayek is profes­sor, mechanical engineering, Notre Dame University-Louaize, Zouk-Mosbeh, Lebanon.

Youth Outreach Award 
Cinthya Cecilia Carrillo Mendez, P.E., received the Youth Outreach Award, which recognizes the outstanding effort of a mem­ber who actively engages a youth audience in their country, region, or local communi­ty through science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) activities. Carrillo Mendez is a HVAC project engineer, West­ern Allied Mechanical, Menlo Park, Calif.

ASHRAE Journal Paper Award
Daniel Koenigshofer, P.E., and John W. Rob­erts, P.E., Life Member ASHRAE, received the Journal Paper Award for the article, “Do OA Economizers Make ‘Cents’ in Hospitals?” judged to be the best article published in ASHRAE Journal. Koenigshofer is vice president of heath care engineering and Roberts is senior me­chanical engineer, Dewberry Engineering, Raleigh, N.C.

Science and Technology for the Built Environment Best Paper Award
Burak Gunay, Ph.D., Weiming Shen, and Chun­sheng Yang, received the 2018 Science and Technology for the Built Environment Best Paper Award for “Blackbox Modeling of Central Heating and Cooling Plant Equipment Performance.” The article was published in November 2017. Gunay is an assistant professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Carleton Uni­versity, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. Shen is principal research officer and Yang is senior research officer, National Research Council Canada, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.

Crosby Field Award
Amy Van Asselt, Ph.D., Douglas T. Reindl, Ph.D., P.E., Fellow ASHRAE and Gregory F. Nellis, Fellow ASHRAE, received the 2018 Crosby Field Award for the paper “Strategies to Increase Deployment of Renewables Using Cool Thermal Energy Storage,” which was judged to be the best paper presented before the Society. The Crosby Field Award is named for a former Presidential Member. Van Asselt is assistant professor, Lafayette College, Easton, Pa. Reindl is a professor and Nellis is Ouwe­neel-Bascom professor and associate chair, Mechanical Engineering Department, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wis.

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

  • Peng Yin, Ph.D., Carl Lewis Reid and Dennis L. O’Neal, Ph.D., P.E., received an award for “Modeling Variable-Airflow Series Fan-Powered Terminal Units with a Mass and Energy Balance Approach.” Yin is assistant professor, University of Louisiana, Lafayette, La. Reid is systems specialist, Environmental Systems Corporation, Austin, Texas. O’Neal is dean, School of Engineering and Computer Science, Baylor University, Waco, Texas.
  • Peng Yin, Ph.D., Dennis L. O’Neal, Ph.D., P.E., and Di Lu, received an award for “Annual Energy Performance Evaluation of Series and Parallel Fixed-Airflow Fan-Powered Terminal Units.” Yin is assistant professor, University of Louisiana, Lafayette, La. O’Neal is dean, School of Engineering and Computer Science, Baylor University, Waco, Texas. Lu is a Ph.D. candidate, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Texas A & M University, College Station, Texas.
  • Peng Yin, Ph.D., Dennis L. O’Neal, Ph.D., P.E., re­ceived an award for “Modeling Variable-Airflow Parallel Fan-Powered Terminal Units with a Mass and Energy Balance Approach.” Yin is assistant professor, Univer­sity of Louisiana, Lafayette, La. O’Neal is dean, School of Engineering and Computer Science, Baylor Univer­sity, Waco, Texas.
  • Shima Sadat Shahahmadi and Li Song, received an award for “Valve Flowmeter Enhancement through Computing Valve Dynamic Behaviors.” Shahahmadi is systems engineer, ClimateMaster, Inc., Oklahoma City, Okla. Song is associate professor, University of Oklahoma, Norman, Okla.

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