Tianren Wu receives 2018 ASHRAE graduate award
Civil Engineering Ph.D. student Tianren Wu was recently named recipient of the prestigious ASHRAE Grant-in-Aid Award for 2018-2019. This $10,000 award is given to the most outstanding graduate students performing research in the High Performance Buildings or HVAC fields. The American Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning Engineers considers applications from all over the world.
Wu is advised by Assistant Prof. Brandon Boor. His research project is titled, “The impact of aerosol physiochemical properties on the filtration efficiency and loading kinetics of HVAC filters.”
The goal of the Grant-In-Aid program is to encourage outstanding graduate students to become involved in research relevant to ASHRAE and establish careers that include active engagement and continued contributions to Society activities in the Buildings and HVAC&R fields. The evaluation criteria include academic performance, quality and significance of the student’s research, and overall assessment of the likelihood for future involvement within ASHRAE.