The American Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning Engineers, or ASHRAE, selected Oak Ridge National Laboratory’s Brian Fricke as one of 25 members elevated to Fellow grade during its 2022 winter conference.
ASHRAE recognized Fricke, a building equipment group leader who joined the association in 2001 while a Professor at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, or UMKC, for making substantial contributions in education, research, publications, presentations and mentoring. Over the past 20 years, Fricke has served in numerous leadership roles with ASHRAE, providing guidance by chairing technical committees focused on commercial food and beverage cooling, display and storage.
Commenting on his appointment, Fricke said, “It’s an honour to receive this level of distinction from ASHRAE. I’ve experienced the benefits of professional organizations as a student and researcher, and there is no better avenue for developing collaborations that can have real-world impact for generations.”