ATLANTA - Three new distinguished lecturers have been named by the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE).

The Distinguished Lecturers Program provides ASHRAE chapters with noted authorities who provide insight and speak on relevant topics that impact the HVACR industry.

The new lecturers and their areas of expertise are:

  • Chandra Sekhar, Ph.D., associate professor and director of external relations, Department of Building, National University of Singapore - Ventilation, Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) and Energy Issues in Hot, Humid Climates – Past, Present, and Future; Integrated IAQ and Energy Case Studies in the Tropics; and Decoupled Ventilation Strategies for Enhanced IAQ – Demand Cooling and Demand Ventilation.

  • TL Chen, CEng, CEO, Primetech Engineers, Malaysia - A Selection of Common HVAC Design Problems for Hot and Humid Climate Application; Tracking the Progress of Designing for Energy Efficient and Sustainable Office Buildings in Hot and Humid Climates; Critical Review of the Objectives of Fire Engineering; and Fire and Life Safety Audit for the Building Industry.

  • Charles Gulledge III, P.E., senior mechanical engineer, AC Corp., Greensboro, N.C. - MasterFormat 2004; and Integrated Building Design.

    The new lecturers will serve a two-year term. There are 44 Distinguished Lecturers for 2006-07. ASHRAE has had a total of 72 lecturers since the program started in 1996-97.

    To arrange for a lecturer visit, contact Rosy Douglas, manager of chapter support, at or 404-636-8400.

    Publication date: 04/03/2006