James R. Sand, Edward A. Vineyard and Van D. Baxter, researchers at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), received the 1993 ASHRAE Symposium Paper Award from the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers Inc. (ASHRAE).
This is the third time in the past five years that Sand and Vineyard have been so honored by ASHRAE. The award was for "Laboratory Evaluation of an Ozone-Safe Nonazeotropic Refrigerant Mixture in a Lorenz-Meutzner Refrigerator Freezer Design," a paper reporting results of a study that evaluated the performance of an environmentally acceptable refrigerant.
ASHRAE, founded in 1894, is an international organization of 50,000 members. Its sole objective is to advance through research, standards writing and continuing education, the arts and sciences of heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration for the public's benefit.
Sand is a research engineer in the Efficiency and Renewable Research Section of the Energy Division at ORNL. Before joining ORNL, he was employed by Trane, where he directed the Chemistry Research Laboratory in support of engineering and development programs for air conditioning projects. He holds a bachelor's degree in chemistry from the University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire, and master's and doctoral degrees in analytical chemistry from the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee. He has authored and coauthored technical publications and patents in a variety of fields.
Sand, his wife, Chris, and two sons, Jake and Mike, live in Oak Ridge.