O'Neal, co-authors to receive ASHRAE awards for paper

Dr. Dennis O'Neal, associate dean for research and deputy director of the Texas Engineering Experiment Station (TEES), has been selected to receive two awards from the American Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air-conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) for a paper published in 2011.

O'Neal and co-authors Jacob L. Edmonson, Dr. John A. Bryant and Dr. Michael A. Davis will receive the ASHRAE Crosby Field Award for their paper, "Performance of Series Fan-Powered Terminal Units with Electronically Commutated Motors." The award is presented to the authors of the best paper published by the society during 2011.Photo of Dr. Dennis O'Neal

The group will also receive a 2011 Technical Paper Award for their paper. They will be recognized at the society's annual conference in San Antonio June 23.

O'Neal, the Holdredge-Paul Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, joined the Texas A&M Engineering faculty in 1983. He was head of the department from 2004 to 2011.

He is a Fellow of ASHRAE and the American Society of Mechanical Engineers. O'Neal has held various ASHRAE leadership positions and received the society's Distinguished Service Award.

O'Neal is previous holder of the E.D. Brockett Professorship and has received the Texas A&M Association of Former Students Distinguished Teaching Award in the Dwight Look College of Engineering. He was among the first named a Look College Faculty Fellow, and has earned the Texas A&M mechanical engineering department's outstanding undergraduate teaching award and the TEES Senior Fellow Award.

O'Neal holds a bachelor's degree in nuclear engineering from Texas A&M. He earned a master's degree from Oklahoma State University and his Ph.D. from Purdue University, both in mechanical engineering.