Dr. Reinhard Radermacher is an internationally recognized expert in heat transfer and working fluids for energy conversion systems, including heat pumps, air-conditioners, and refrigeration systems. His work has resulted in over one hundred publications, as well as numerous invention records and nine patents. He has also co-authored three books.
Dr. Radermacher founded the Energy Laboratory in 1983 and is the director and co-founder of the Center for Environmental Energy Engineering (CEEE) at the University of Maryland. The Center is taking the lead in developing energy conversion systems that meet environmental and economic concerns. Dr. Radermacher is full-time faculty in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Maryland. He holds an MS and Ph.D. in Physics from the Munich Institute of Technology and was a visiting scientist and NATO scholar at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).
His service includes international activities such as US representative of the International Energy Agency Annex 13, past vice president of Commission B1 and President of Commission B2 of the International Institute of Refrigeration (IIR), as well as invited lecture tours to Europe, China, Japan, Korea, and South America. Nationally, he is an active member of the American Society of Heating, Refrigeration, and Air-conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE); the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME); the International Institute of Refrigeration (IIR), and the Society of Automobile Engineers (SAE). He serves as the editor of the ASHRAE HVAC&R Research Journal, which he started in July 2002.
Recognizing a need for specialized consulting and software development within the HVAC&R industry, Dr. Radermacher founded OTS (originally Thermal Analysis Partners) in 2002. He currently serves as OTS’ President and CEO.