Architectural engineering's Bahnfleth named ASHRAE vice president

William Bahnfleth, professor of architectural engineering, was installed as vice president of the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) at its 2010 annual conference June 26-30 in Albuquerque, N.M.

The appointment marks Bahnfleth's second term as one of ASHRAE's four vice presidents. His duties as vice president include serving as a member of the group's board of directors and executive committee. Bahnfleth is a member of the group's finance committee and serves as chair of the ASHRAE Technology Council, which oversees all of ASHRAE's research, standards, special projects and technical committee activities.

At Penn State, he is adviser for the University's ASHRAE student branch. The architectural engineer has served on numerous ASHRAE boards and committees.

Bahnfleth, an ASHRAE fellow, has won the organization's Exceptional Service Award, Distinguished Service Award and a first-place Technology Award.

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

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

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Last Updated July 13, 2010