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Dustin W. Demetriou, PhD , Member ASHRAE

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Dustin W. Demetriou, Ph.D., Member ASHRAE


    Dr. Demetriou is a Senior Technical Staff Member and leads sustainability and data center innovation for IBM Infrastructure. He received a Ph.D. in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering from Syracuse University. This role includes a broad range of responsibilities including product sustainability and lifecycle assessment, data center infrastructure management, workload carbon accounting, and future trends and regulations. His research interests include the analysis, application, and optimization of thermal management and energy conversion systems, particularly in the areas of high-density data centers, high-performance buildings, and advanced electronics cooling technologies. He has co-authored four books in the ASHRAE Datacom Series, authored or coauthored over thirty journal and peer-reviewed conference publications, and has been granted forty-three United States patents. He is a globally recognized expert in the field of thermal management and data center energy efficiency and has taught courses on these subject around the world. Dr. Demetriou is the current Vice Chair of the ASHRAE Technical Committee 9.9 (TC 9.9) IT Subcommittee and the past Chair of ASHRAE TC 9.9 on Mission Critical Facilities, Data Centers, Technology Spaces, and Electronic Equipment. He also serves on the Executive Committee for the IEEE Intersociety Conference on Thermal and Thermomechanical Phenomena in Electronic Systems (ITherm). His work has been awarded numerous honors, including the ASHRAE Willis H. Carrier Award, All-University Doctoral Prize at Syracuse University, IEEE TCPMT Best Paper Award, ASME Journal of Electronics Packaging Best Paper Award, ASME InterPACK Best Paper Award in Data Centers and Energy Efficient Electronic Systems, and the Best Paper in the International Journal of Building Simulations. He also holds a MS in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering from Syracuse University and a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Manhattan College.

    Course Taught

    6 hour

    Designing & Operating Data Centers for the Internet of Everything: Mitigating Risk & Optimizing Performance