The American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) has named 12 new Distinguished Lecturers, individuals available to speak to Society chapters on topics impacting the HVACR industry.

The new lecturers and their presentation topics are:

• Qingyan (Yan) Chen, PhD, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Ind., “Computational Fluid Dynamics for Indoor Environment Modeling: Past, Present, and Future,” “Designing Healthy, Safe, and Energy-Efficient Buildings,” and “Low Carbon and Energy Efficient Green Buildings.”

• Arthur Hallstrom, PE, BEMP, AD Hall and Associates, Lexington, Ky., “Where Are We Headed?”

• Sheila Hayter, PE, National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Lakewood, Colo., “Integrating Renewable Energy Systems Into Buildings.”

• Kishor Khankari, PhD, Syska Hennessy, Ann Arbor, Mich., “Design and Analysis of Natural Ventilation Systems,” “Stratified Air Ventilation Systems,” “Application of Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) for Built Environment,” and “Airflow Management Best Practices for Data Centers.”

• Peter Simmonds, PhD, IBE Consulting Engineers, Sherman Oaks, Calif., “Designing Comfortable Buildings,” “Radiant Systems for Occupant Comfort,” “High Performance Buildings and Occupant Comfort.”

• Kuan-Hsiung “Jerry” Yang, PhD, National Sun Yat-Sen University, Kaohsiung, Taiwan, “The Green HVAC Concept – HVAC System Renovation in Existing Buildings,” “Energy Auditing and Diagnostics in Existing Commercial Buildings Using BEMS and Residential Buildings Using HEMS,” “Design Analysis of Smoke Management and Egress Systems in Malls, Atria, and Large Spaces,” and “Design Analysis on Tunnel Ventilation Under Emergency Operation Modes.”

• Chandana Dalugoda, Chandana Dalugoda Consultants, Piliyandala, Sri Lanka, “Air Conditioning Systems for Tropical Humid Climates,” “Applied Psychometrics for Air Conditioning Systems,” and “Cooling Load Calculations ASHRAE CLTC/SCL/CLF Method.”

• Eckhard Groll, PhD, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Ind., “Update on Refrigerants: Past, Present and Future” and “Review of Compression Concepts for Heat Pumping, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Applications.”

• José Frias Lavalle, Dhimex Sa Cv, Mexico City, Mexico, “Expansion, Pressurization and Control of the Air in Hydronic Systems,” “Hydraulic Principles,” “Hydronic Systems,” “Installation, Operation and Maintenance of Centrifugal Pumps,” “Potable Hot Water Supply Systems,” “Selection of Centrifugal Pumps,” “Thermodynamic Principles of Heat Exchange,” and “Variable Speed Pumping Systems.”

• Kirk Mescher, PE, CM Engineering, Columbia, Mo., “Geo-Exchange 101—Owners, Architects & Engineers—What They Need to Know,” “12 Steps to Improved Geo-Exchange System Design & Performance,” and “Outside Air Systems for Geo-Exchange.”

• Ross Montgomery, PE, BEAP, BEMP, CPMP, QST, Palmetto, Fla., “ASHRAE ‘BeQ’ Energy Labeling Program—Overview.”

• Raymond Patenaude, PE, CPMP, The Holmes Agency, Tierra Verde, Fla., “Fundamentals of Building Envelopes in Hot and Humid Climates.”

The 75 ASHRAE Distinguished Lecturers for 2011-12 represent 13 countries: Argentina, Malaysia, Colombia, Hong Kong, Egypt, India, Thailand, Canada, Singapore, Mexico, Taiwan, Sri Lanka, and the United States. They are available to present on 324 topics and speak nine languages.

For a complete list of ASHRAE Distinguished Lecturers and procedures for arranging a presentation, click here.

For additional information, contact Rosy Douglas, manager of chapter programs, at rdouglas@ashrae.org or 678-539-1128.