Thursday May 7, 2009

Alumni Award in Scholarship: Kelly Kissock

At the faculty meeting May 5, mechanical and aerospace engineering professor Kelly Kissock was named the recipient of the 2009 Alumni Award in Scholarship.

Kelly Kissock has been an outstanding and highly productive faculty member in the department of mechanical and aerospace engineering since joining the University of Dayton in 1995.

Kissock is an international leader in the field of energy efficiency. He has established the University of Dayton as a national leader in energy informatics and efficiency. As director of the Department of Energy-sponsored Industrial Assessment Center, he has performed more than 300 industrial and commercial building energy assessments, which have helped manufacturers save more than $4 million and reduce carbon dioxide emissions by millions of pounds.

The UD IAC received the 2003 U.S. Department of Energy National Center of Excellence Award and the 2006 Ohio Governor's Award for Energy Excellence. Today, the Department of Energy relies on Kissock's knowledge to shape the future of its industrial energy efficiency efforts.

Kissock holds 19 copyrights for widely used energy software applications and has published more than 60 papers in peer-reviewed journals and conferences. His research has been supported by more than $3.4 million in contracts and grants from the U.S. Department of Energy, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the American Society of Heating, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Engineers and others.

Kissock is a widely recognized expert in his field. He served as associate editor of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers' Journal of Solar Energy Engineering; he was chair of the Technical Committee on Conservation and Solar Buildings; and he co-chaired the 2007 American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy conference on industrial energy efficiency.

Kissock's research is in fact helping to secure the energy future of the United States and the world. For these and many other outstanding accomplishments, Kissock is the recipient of the 2009 Alumni Award in Scholarship.