CHICAGO - The American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers recognized 54 people for their contributions to the HVACR industry.

CHICAGO - The American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers recognized 54 people for their contributions to ASHRAE and the HVACR industry by inducting them into the ASHRAE Hall of Fame at the Society's 2003 Winter Meeting,

The hall of fame honors deceased members of the society who have made milestone contributions to the growth of HVACR technology. This year, the society inducted Frank Faust and Milton Garland as fellows.

ASHRAE said Garland was a pioneer in the field of refrigeration and worked at the Frick Co., now part of York International, prior to his death.

Faust, a former ASHRAE president, made many advances in refrigeration and air conditioning, officials said. He worked at General Electric Co.

The ASHRAE/ALCO Medal for Distinguished Public Service recognizes distinguished public service by an ASHRAE member. The recipient was Eugene Stamper, P.E., ASHRAE fellow, who lives in Teaneck, N.J.

The society named nine members ASHRAE fellows:

Chun-Ying Chu, Ph.D., managing director, SRD Computing and Engineering Co. Ltd., Hong Kong.

Yew Khoy Chuah, Ph.D., professor, National Taipei University of Technology, Taipei, Taiwan.

David Ensor, Ph.D., RTI Fellow and director of the Center for Aerosol Technology, RTI International, Research Triangle Park, N.C.

Vijay Gupta, P.E., senior mechanical engineer, General Services Administration, Office of the Chief Architect, Washington, D.C.

Philip Haves, Ph.D., C.Eng., staff mechanical engineer and leader, commercial building systems group, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, Calif.

Steve Kavanaugh, Ph.D., professor and interim head, mechanical engineering department, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, Ala.

Georgi Kazachki, Ph.D., director of research and development, Hill Phoenix, Conyers, Ga.

Hal Levin, research architect and president, Building Ecology Research Group, Santa Cruz, Calif., and architect-engineer/scientist, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, Calif.

Arsen K. Melikov, Ph.D., an associate professor, International Center for Indoor Environment and Energy, Department of Energy Engineering, Technical University of Denmark, in Lyngby.

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