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Expert in HVAC and Energy Systems

Expert ID: 730849 Wisconsin, USA

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His area of expertise is in thermal sciences with a specialty in the field of heating, ventilating and air conditioning (HVAC) and energy. He has experience with chilled water systems, heating, ventilating and air conditioning systems, HVAC control, and building energy use. He has consulted on various aspects of the HVAC field and has testified on HVAC equipment patents.

He has conducted research and advised about over 100 MS and PhD students on thesis topics in HVAC including chilled water systems, cooling towers, optimal control strategies, heat pumps, industrial cooling applications, desiccant cooling systems, and building energy use. He has extensive publications in the ASHRAE (American Society of Heating Refrigeration, and Air-Conditioning Engineers) and related technical literature.

He has been heavily involved with the ASHRAE society during his career. He has been a member and chair of Technical Committees and a contributor to the ASHRAE Handbook. He has served as member and Chair of the Research Advisory Committee, which has a research budget of about four million dollars per year, Chair of the ASHRAE Research Advisory Panel, Chair of the Research Strategic Plan Committee, and Chair of the ASHRAE Scoping Committee for 50 % Approach to Net Zero Energy Use in Commercial Buildings. The charge of this last committee was to develop the information on advanced systems and techniques necessary to produce a design guideline for achieving a 50 % energy reduction in buildings. He was Senior Editor of the International Journal of HVAC & R Research for four years, where he was responsible for reviewing and editing research reports on all aspects of the HVAC field.


He has performed technical analysis of HVAC systems and components for various industriesHe has been an expert witness on patent issues involving optimal control of chilled water systems, on control algorithms for HVAC systems, on cooling towers, and on chilled water systems with thermal storage.

Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Milwaukee, Wisconsin - Madison, Wisconsin - Kenosha, Wisconsin - Racine, Wisconsin - Appleton, Wisconsin - Rockford, Illinois - Aurora, Illinois - Elgin, Illinois - Waukegan, Illinois - Schaumburg, Illinois

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Education

Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1963 Degree: PhD Subject: Mechanical Engineering Institution: Stanford University
Year: 1959 Degree: Engineer Subject: Mechanical Engineering Institution: Stanford University
Year: 1957 Degree: MS Subject: Mechanical Engineering Institution: Stanford University
Year: 1956 Degree: BS Subject: Mechanical Engineering Institution: Stanford University

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 2001 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Kaiser Chair Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Emeritus Department: Mechanical Engineering Responsibilities: Advise the Mechanical Engineering Department on faculty awards and accreditation.
Years: 1999 to 2001 Employer: University of Wisconsin-Madison Title: Kaiser Chair Professor of Mechanical Engineering Department: Mechanical Engineering Responsibilities: Conduct research, advise graduate students, and teach engineering courses
Years: 1971 to 2001 Employer: University of Wisconsin Title: Professor Department: Mechanical Engineering Responsibilities: Conduct research, advise graduate students, and teach engineering courses
Years: 1983 to 1987 Employer: University of Wisconsin-Madison Title: Chair Department: Mechanical Engineering Responsibilities: Administer the Department of Mechanical Engineering
Conduct research, advise graduate students, and teach engineering courses
Years: 1988 to 1988 Employer: Universite de Liege, Liege, Belgium Title: Professeur-Visiteur Department: Mechanical Engineering Responsibilities: Conduct research into HVAC systems
Years: 1987 to 1987 Employer: Ecole des Mines, Paris, France Title: Maitre des Recherches Department: Engineering Responsibilities: Conduct research into HVAC systems
Years: 1981 to 1981 Employer: CSIRO, Highett, Australia Title: Visiting Scientist Department: Mechanical Engineering Responsibilities: Conduct research on solar-desiccant systems and components
Years: 1965 to 1971 Employer: University of Wisconsin-Madison Title: Associate Professor Department: Mechanical Engineering Responsibilities: Conduct research, advise graduate students, and teach engineering courses

Government Experience

Years Agency Role Description
Years: 1998 to 2008 Agency: National Research Council Role: Assessment Description: Assessment Committee, Building and Fire Research Laboratory, National Institutes of Standards and Technology
Years: 1987 to 2002 Agency: Energy Center of Wisconsin Role: Advisory Board, Interim Director Description: Board of Directors (1994 –1998)
Interim Executive Director (2001- 2002)

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
ASHRAE
ASME
Licenses / Certifications
PE, State of Wisconsin
Professional Appointments
Chair of the ASHRAE Research Advisory Committee
Chair of the ASHRAE Research Advisory Panel
Chair of the ASHRAE Research Strategic Plan Committee
Chair of the ASHRAE Scoping Committee for 50 % Approach to Net Zero Energy Use in Commercial Buildings
Senior Editor of the International Journal of HVAC & R Research
Awards / Recognition
Pi Tau Sigma Teaching Awards, 1967, 1970, 1973, 1974, 1983
Amoco Award for Distinguished Teaching (UW), 1976
Fellow, ASME, 1992
Onstad Service to Society Award, UW, 1993
Fellow, ASHRAE, 1994
Reynolds Award for Excellence in Teaching, UW, 1998
Service to ASHRAE Research Award, 2006
Publications and Patents Summary
He has a recent book on HVAC in Buildings, a book on Energy Engineering, over 160 technical publications, and 4 patents.

Additional Experience

Expert Witness Experience
Expert witness for litigation involving patents for control and operation of HVAC systems and components
Training / Seminars
Conducted short courses on solar and HVAC systems

Language Skills

Language Proficiency
French He is able to read the French technical literature, and has some ability to communicate in French

Fields of Expertise

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