Architectural engineering's Bahnfleth named ASHRAE treasurer

William Bahnfleth, professor of architectural engineering in Penn State's College of Engineering, was installed as treasurer of the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) during the organization's annual meeting June 25-29 in Montreal, Canada.

Bahnfleth will serve a one-year term as the group's treasurer. As treasurer, he will be a member of ASHRAE's board of directors, chair of the group's finance committee and vice chair its advocacy committee and its Member Council. Bahnfleth also is a member of the 11th Federation of European Heating, Ventilation and Air-Conditioning Associations World Congress CLIMA 2013 advisory committee and an ASHRAE Distinguished Lecturer.

The architectural engineer previously worked two terms as an ASHRAE vice president in 2009 and 2010. During 2010 he chaired the ASHRAE Technology Council, which oversees the organization's research, standards, special projects and technical committee activities.

At Penn State, Bahnfleth advises the ASHRAE's student branch.

Bahnfleth is an ASHRAE fellow and has won the group's Exceptional Service Award, Distinguished Service Award, a first-place Technology Award and a best technical paper award.

He received his bachelor's, master's and doctoral degree in mechanical engineering, as well as a bachelor of music, from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Founded in 1894, ASHRAE has more than 50,000 members worldwide. Its mission is to advance the arts and sciences of heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration through research, standards writing, publishing and continuing education.

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Last Updated July 11, 2011