ASHRAE Recognizes the Exceptional Contributions of Members at the 2023 Annual Conference

Date: 27 June 2023
ASHRAE Recognizes the Exceptional Contributions of Members at the 2023 Annual Conference

ASHRAE recognized the contributions of members to the Society and the built environment industry during an Honors and Awards program at the 2023 Annual Conference in Tampa.

“We are thrilled to recognize and celebrate the exceptional achievements of this year’s ASHRAE Honors and Awards recipients,” said 2022-23 ASHRAE President Farooq Mehboob, Fellow ASHRAE. “Through their outstanding work, they have exemplified ASHRAE’s mission to create a more sustainable and comfortable built environment for all. We congratulate each recipient and express our gratitude for their invaluable contributions to the industry.”

A list of the awards and recipients are below:

Lincoln Bouillon Award
Dan Moresi, 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. Moresi is a Sales Engineer, Building Controls and Services, Inc., Lenexa, Kans.

Dan Mills Chapter Programs Award
Badri Patel, BEAP, received the Dan Mills Chapter Programs Award, which recognizes excellence in chapter program endeavors. Patel is an HVAC Equipment Account Executive, Johnson Controls, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

William J. Collins, Jr. RP Award
David J. Anderson, P.E., 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. Anderson is an MEP Project Engineer, Sheetz, Inc., Altoona, Pa.

Government Affairs Award
Eleazar Rivera-Mata, 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. Rivera-Mata is CEO and Founder, ÉRGON Consulting Group, Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, México.

Donald Bahnfleth Environmental Health Award
Max H. Sherman, Ph.D., Fellow Life Member, received the Donald Bahnfleth Environmental Health Award, which recognizes excellence in volunteer service focused on environmental health issues. Sherman is a Principal, EPB Consulting Group, Moraga, Calif.

Homer Addams Award
Khaled Alghamdi, Ph.D. Candidate, received the Homer Addams Award, which 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. Alghamdi is a Graduate Student, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering School, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, Okla.

Ralph G. Nevins Physiology & Human Environment Award
Li Lan, received the Ralph G. Nevins Physiology and Human Environment Award, which 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. Lan is a Professor, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai, China.

ASHRAE Journal Paper Award
Jamie Kono, P.E., Jim Gieselman, P.E., BEAP, Meghan K. McNulty, P.E. and Barry Abramson, P.E., BEAP, Life Member received the Journal Paper Award for the article, “Increasing Ventilation In 1980s High-Rise Commercial Office Buildings,” judged to be the best article published in ASHRAE Journal.

Kono is a Building Research Engineer, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, Wash. Gieselman is a Principal, Servidyne, Atlanta, Ga. McNulty is a Senior Project Engineer, Servidyne, Atlanta, Ga. Abramson is a Principal, Servidyne, Atlanta, Ga.

Science and Technology for the Built Environment Best Paper Award
Erfan Rasouli, Emily Fricke and Vinod Narayanan were recipients of the Science and Technology for the Built Environment Best Paper Award for “High Efficiency 3-D Printed Microchannel Polymer Heat Exchangers for Air Conditioning Applications.” The award is for the best paper published in the volume year of the Science and Technology for the Built Environment, the ASHRAE research journal.

Rasouli is an Associate Research and Development Engineer, UC Davis Western Cooling Efficiency Center, Davis, Calif. Fricke is a Graduate Student, University of California, Davis, Calif. Narayanan is a Professor, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, University of California Davis, Davis, Calif., and Faculty Director, UC Davis Western Cooling Efficiency Center, Davis, Calif.

Crosby Field Award
Liping Liu, Ph.D., Brent Bartone, Zahra Habib, Kinshuk Makhija and Kashif Nawaz, Ph.D., were the recipients of the Crosby Field Award for “Impact and Value of ASHRAE’s Standards and Technology (RP-1848)”, which was judged to be the best paper presented before the Society. The Crosby Field Award is named for a former Presidential Member.

Liu is Associate Dean of Graduate Studies and Research, College of Engineering, Lawrence Technological University, Southfield, Mich. Bartone is a Senior Engineer, Williams International, Pontiac, Mich. Habib is a Software Engineer II, Rivian Automotive, Palo Alto, Calif. Makhija is a Mapping Engineer, Motional AD, Inc., Las Vegas, Nev. Nawaz is a Section Head - Building Technologies Research, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, Tenn.

Willis H. Carrier Award
Reece Kiriu, P.E., received the Willis H. Carrier Award given to a member 32 years of age or younger for presenting an outstanding paper at a Society conference. The award is presented for “Waterside Economizer Control in ASHRAE RP-1711.” Kiriu is an Associate, Taylor Engineers, Alameda, Calif.

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

  • Brandon Gill, P.E., Reece Kiriu, P.E. and Steven T. Taylor, P.E., Fellow Life Member ASHRAE, received an award for “Waterside Economizer Control in ASHRAE RP-1711.” Gill is a Principal, Taylor Engineers, Alameda, Calif. Kiriu is an Associate, Taylor Engineers, Alameda, Calif. Taylor is a Principal, Taylor Engineers, Alameda, Calif.
  • Matthew Swanson, Ph.D., Brianna K. Morton, Jill Schueckler, Victor Medina, Damarys Acevedo-Acevedo, P.E., Michael P. Case, Ph.D., Richard Liesen and Susan R. Wolters, received an award for “Installation Energy and Water Resilience Planning: Approach and Results.” Swanson is a Program Manager, Construction Engineering Research Laboratory, U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center, Champaign, Ill. Morton is Research Mechanical Engineer, Construction Engineering Research Laboratory, U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center, Champaign, Ill. Schueckler is a Project Engineer, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Washington, D.C. Medina is a Technical Director, TRC Companies, Inc., Windsor, Conn. Acevedo-Acevedo is a Program Manager, Installation Energy and Water Plan, U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center, Vicksburg, Miss. Case is a Senior Research Mechanical Engineer, Construction Engineering Research Laboratory, U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center, Champaign, Ill. Liesen is a Senior Research Engineer, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Washington, D.C. Wolter is a Program Manager, Applied Research Planning Support Center, U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center, Fort Worth, Texas.
  • Ahmed Morsy, Ph.D., Walter H. Williams III, P.E. and David E. Claridge, P.E., Ph.D., Fellow Life Member received an award for “The Impact of Existing Building Commissioning on Electric Peak Demand.” Morsy is a Senior R&D Engineer, Solar Turbines, San Diego, Calif. Williams is Director of Facilities Engineering, Tarrant County College District, Fort Worth, Texas. Claridge is a Professor, J. Mike Walker Department of Mechanical Engineering, and Director, TEES Energy Systems Laboratory, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas.
  • Insung Kang, Ph.D., Álvaro Diego Maristany, Edoarda Corradi Dell'Acqua, Brent Stephens, Ph.D. and Mohammad Heidarinejad, P.E., Ph.D., received an award for “Assessing the Impacts of Natural Ventilation on Building Energy Use: A Case Study of a Mid-Rise Residential Building in Chicago, IL.” Kang is a Postdoctoral Research Associate, Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, Ill. Maristany is a Senior Associate, M&A and New Businesses, Ignis, Madrid, Spain. Dell’Acqua is a Senior Lecturer, Department of Civil, Architectural, and Environmental Engineering, Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, Ill. Stephens is a Professor, Department Chair, and Arthur W. Hill Endowed Chair in Sustainability, Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, Ill. Heidarinejad is an Assistant Professor, Civil, Architectural, and Environmental Engineering, Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, Ill.

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:

  • Mahabir Bhandari, Ph.D., BEMP, R&D Staff, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, Tenn.
  • Jim Bogart, Senior Product Manager and Advance Technology Leader, Johnson Controls International, York, Penn.
  • Jordan D. Clark, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio.
  • Ben Crowley, Mechanical Engineering Department Head, E.K. Fox & Associates, Ltd., Chantilly, Va.
  • Bing Dong, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Syracuse University, Syracuse, N.Y.
  • David J. Evers, P.E., Business Unit Manager, Dewberry Engineers Inc., Peoria, Ill.
  • Michael A. Galler, Mechanical Engineer, National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, Md.
  • Caleb Haynes, P.E., Vice President of Development, Bernhard, Birmingham, Ala.
  • Tianzhen Hong, P.E., Ph.D., Fellow Member, Senior Scientist, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, Calif.
  • Tracey Jumper, Corporate Director of Commissioning, EMCOR Services Mesa Energy, Las Vegas, Nev.
  • Justin P. Kauffman, Engineering Manager, Johnson Controls, New Freedom, Penn.
  • Jacob Kopocis, Sales, Mechanical Sales, Omaha, Neb.
  • Larry Kouma, VP Applied Engineering and Order Management, Johnson Controls, New Freedom, Penn.
  • Satheesh Kulankara, Ph.D., Lead Staff Engineer, Johnson Controls, York, Penn.
  • Dawen Lu, P.E., BEAP, BEMP, HBDP, HFDP, OPMP, President and Principal Engineer, Lu + S Engineers, PLLC, Richmond, Va.
  • Stephanie Mages, P.E., Owner/Chief Principal, Compass Rose Consultants, Arlington, Va.
  • Margaret M. Mathison, Ph.D., Associate Teaching Professor, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa.
  • Natascha Milesi Ferretti, P.E., (Acting) Leader, Mechanical Systems and Controls Group, National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, Md.
  • Paul E. Petrilli, P.E., Project Engineer, H.F. Lenz Company, Johnstown, Penn.
  • Laura Petrillo-Groh, P.E., Senior Director, Regulatory Affairs, Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute, Arlington, Va.
  • Raymond W. Rite, Ph.D., Advanced Technologies Engineer, Trane Technologies, Tyler, Texas.
  • Madison Schultz, P.E., Director of Engineering, ADG|Blatt, Oklahoma City, Okla.
  • Gordon P. Sharp, President, International Institute for Sustainable Laboratories, Arlington, Va.
  • Jonathan Smith, P.E., Business Development Manager, Siemens, Lenexa, Kans.
  • Ian D. Spanswick, President, O2RC, York, Penn.
  • Greg Tinkler, Principal, Director of Mechanical Engineering, Page Southerland Page, Inc., Houston, Texas.
  • Scott West, P.E., BCxP, BEAP, BEMP, Commissioning and Energy Team Lead, Harrison French and Associates (HFA), Fort Worth, Texas.

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:

  • Vikrant C. Aute, Ph.D., Research Professor, University of Maryland, College Park, Md.
  • Jeff Boldt, P.E., HBDP, Fellow Member, Managing Principal and Senior Mechanical Engineering Specialist, IMEG Corp, Madison, Wis.
  • Jennifer Isenbeck, P.E., Staff Engineer, Moffitt Cancer Center, Tampa, Fla.
  • Bill McQuade, P.E., Fellow Member, Vice President Regulatory Affairs, Baltimore Aircoil Company, Jessup, Md.
  • Daniel H. Nall, P.E., BEMP. HBDP, Fellow Life Member, Owner, Daniel Nall, Consultant, LLC, Princeton, N.J.
  • Paul E. Petrilli, P.E., Project Engineer, H.F. Lenz Company, Johnstown, Penn.
  • Gordon P. Sharp, President, International Institute for Sustainable Laboratories, Arlington, Va.

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:

  • Richard Bowman, Life Member, Owner, Mechanical Concepts LLC, Wichita, Kans.
  • James S. Buckley, P.E., Life Member, Vice President, WSP USA, Inc., Houston, Texas.
  • James M. Calm, Life Member, Engineering Consultant, Great Falls, Va.
  • J. A. Hugh C. De Saram, Fellow Life Member, Consultant Engineer and Trainer - HVAC&R, Colombo, Sri Lanka.
  • Gary C. Debes, Life Member, Owner, Gary Debes Consulting Services, Coatesville, Penn.
  • Richard E. Dussault, Fellow Life Member, Merrimack, N.H.
  • Hakim H. Elmahdy, Fellow Life Member, retired, Orleans, Ontario, Canada.
  • Patricia T. Graef, P.E., Fellow Life Member, President, Patricia Graef Consulting, North Fort Myers, Fla.
  • Arthur D. Hallstrom, P.E., Fellow Life Member, President, AD Hall, Crestview, Fla.
  • Charles E. Henck, P.E., Fellow Life Member, retired, Whitman, Requardt and Associates, LLP, Baltimore, Md.
  • William W. Malphus, Life Member, Sales Engineer and Branch Manager, G.L. Spies Co., Inc., Ft. Myers, Fla.
  • Giustino (Gus) Mastro, P.E., Life Member, retired, Essex Junction, Vt.
  • Blair McCarry, P.Eng., P.E., Fellow Life Member, Owner, Blair McCarry Consulting, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
  • David McCoy, P.E., Fellow Life Member, Principal, JDM Consultants, Frisco, Texas.
  • Hugh D. McMillan, III, P.E., Fellow Life Member, Engineering Design QC Manager, Kilgore Industries, Houston, Texas.
  • Florentino J. Mendez, Fellow Life Member, retired, Oklahoma City, Okla.
  • Robert C. Moyer, Life Member, Holmes Beach, Fla.
  • S K Murthy, Fellow Life Member, Founder, Eskayem Consultants Pvt Ltd, Mumbai, India.
  • Boggarm S. Setty, Fellow Life Member, President, Setty & Associates, Charlottesville, Va.
  • Gideon Shavit, Fellow Life Member, Owner, Control Empowerment, Highland Park, Ill.
  • Branislav Todorović, Ph.D., Fellow Life Member, Professor, Faculty of Architecture, University of Belgrade, Belgrade, Serbia.
  • Thomas E. Watson, P.E., Presidential Fellow Life Member, Owner, Thomas E. Watson, P.E., Staunton, Va.
  • Thomas L. Weeks, Fellow Life Member, Senior Sales Engineer, Northrich Company, Garfield Heights, Ohio.
  • Lionel R. Whitmer, Life Member, Engineering Specialist, Wichita, Kans.
  • Gerald J. Williams, P.E., Fellow Life Member, retired, Monument, Colo.
  • Lyle E. Willis, Fellow Life Member, San Diego, Calif.

Distinguished 75-Year Member Award
The Distinguished 75-Year Member Award is given to individuals who have been a member for a minimum of 75 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:

  • Ray W. Hinea, Life Member, Seattle, Wash.
  • Joshua Kheel, Life Member, Los Angeles, Calif.

Andrew T. Boggs Service Award
William P. (Bill) Bahnfleth, P.E., Ph.D., Presidential Fellow Life Member, 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. Bahnfleth a Professor of Architectural Engineering, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, Penn.

Louise & Bill Holladay Distinguished Fellow Award
Kishor Khankari, Ph.D., Fellow Member, 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. Khankari is President, AnSight LLC, Ann Arbor, Mich.

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