USA/BELGIUM: Daikin Europe general manager Martin Dieryckx was one of 14 ASHRAE members to be made a Fellow of the association at last week’s Virtual Winter Conference.
Martin Dieryckx joined Daikin’s European headquarters in 1982 after obtaining a Master of Electronics Technology and a Master of Science.
Dieryckx is a member of the United Nations Environment Programme’s refrigeration, air conditioning and heat pumps technical options committee. He was also a lead author on reports for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, which was honoured with the Nobel Peace Prize in 2007.
Fellow ASHRAE is a membership grade that recognises members who have attained distinction and made substantial contributions in HVAC&R and the built environment such as education, research, engineering design and consultation, publications, presentations and mentoring.
Other members elevated to the grade of Fellow at the Winter Conference were:
Cynthia Cogil, principal, SmithGroup, Chicago;
Donald C Herrmann, vice president, DC Herrmann and Associates, Tampa, Florida;
David Michael Platt, retired, Corning, New York;
Tianzhen Hong, senior scientist, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory;
Rajan Rawal, professor, CEPT University, Ahmedabad, India;
E Curtis Eichelberger, Jr, principal consultant, Eichelberger Acoustics LLC, Harrisburg;
John M House, principal, John House Consulting Services, Montreal, Canada;
Steven Tredinnick, associate senior project manager, Burns & McDonnell Engineering Company, Lisle, Illionois;
Blake E Ellis, principal, Burns & McDonnell, Overland Park, Kansas;
Ronald Judkoff, chief architectural engineer emeritus, Center for Building Technologies and Science, National Renewable Energy Laboratory;
John O Varley, mechanical discipline manager, AAA Engineering Ltd., Chicago;
Donald L Fenton, professor of mechanical engineering, Kansas State University;
R Christopher Mathis, president, MC2 Mathis Consulting Company, Asheville, North Carolina.
Ibrahim Galal Hassan, professor, Texas A&M University at Qatar;
James L Newman, founding member and managing partner, Newman Consulting Group; Farmington, Michigan.