SEMINAR: Advanced Heat Pumps and Their Heat Exchangers: Highlights of HVAC Research and Modeling at CEEE, University of Maryland
Director, Center for Environmental Energy Engineering
Dr. Reinhard Radermacher holds a Ph.D. in physics from the Technical University of Munich, and conducts research in heat transfer and working fluids for energy conversion systems, in particular heat pumps, air-conditioners, refrigeration systems, and integrated cooling heating and power systems. His work resulted in more than 400 publications, as well as numerous invention records and 12 patents. He has co-authored three books on absorption and vapor compression heat pumps. His research includes the development of software for the design and optimization of heat pumps and air-conditioners, which is now in use at more than 80 companies worldwide.
He is Minta Martin professor of Mechanical Engineering, and director and co-founder of the Center for Environmental Energy Engineering (CEEE). He represents the U.S. at the International Energy Agency Heat Pump Annexes and is lifetime member of the International Institute of Refrigeration. He is an ASHRAE Fellow and also holds memberships in ASME, SAE, DKV and serves as the editor of the ASHRAE STBE Research Journal. in 2015b he was awarded the Gustav Lorentzen Medal and the J&E Hall Gold Medal of the British Institute of Refrigeration. He is co-founder and co-owner of Optimized Thermal Systems, providing custom simulation software services and innovative solutions to energy conversion challenges.