André Desjarlais, Program Manager, ORNL
André Desjarlais is the Program Manager for the Building Envelope and Materials Research Program at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) in the USA. He has been involved in building envelope and materials research for almost 50 years, first as a consultant and, for the last 32 years, at ORNL. Areas of expertise include building envelope and material energy efficiency, moisture control, and durability. Desjarlais has been a Member of ASTM since 1987 and serves on Committees C16 on Thermal Insulation, D08 on Roofing, and E60 on Sustainability. He is the past Chairman of ASTM Committee C16 and was awarded the title of Fellow in 2011. He has been a member of ASHRAE since 1991 and serves on Technical Committees TC 4.4 on Thermal Insulation and Building Systems, TC 1.8 on Mechanical Insulation Systems, and TC 1.12 on Moisture Control in Buildings, and is past Chairman of TC 4.4. André is also a founding director of the RCI Foundation.
Vinay W. Chalniwale, Sr. Manager, Whirlpool Of India Ltd.
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Vinay Chalniwale, a chemical engineer, has been working with Whirlpool Corporation for more than two decades, in the field of materials technology. He is currently responsible for overseeing the selection and performance of materials used in the production of the company’s products. He ensures that all materials and processing technology meet regulatory compliance and quality and sustainability standards. His expertise lies in the areas of Polyurethane foaming and Polymers. He has earned his Masters in Industrial Material Science and Chemistry from Savitribai Phule Pune University, Pune, India.
Antonio J. Aldykiewicz Jr, Senior R&D staff, ORNL
Antonio J. Aldykiewicz, Jr is a Senior R&D Staff Member with the Building Envelope Materials Research Group at Oak Ridge National Laboratory in the USA. He has a background in materials science and engineering with over 20 years of industrial experience working on the development and deployment of materials & systems for residential and commercial construction in the space of cement and concrete technologies, below-grade waterproofing, air and vapor barrier products, insulation, and fire protection materials and holds several patents in these fields. His current research is focused on the development of materials and systems to improve energy performance, durability, fire performance, and sustainability of the building enclosure in new and existing construction. He holds a PhD in Materials Science and Engineering from the State University of New York at Stony Brook and an MBA from Babson College. He is a LEED B+C accredited professional and active member of American Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Engineering (ASHRAE); American Society of Testing and Materials (ASTM); American Concrete Institute (ACI) and Electrochemical Society (ECS).