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Roger Schmidt, Ph.D., P.E., Member ASHRAE

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Roger Schmidt, Ph.D., P.E., Member ASHRAE


    Dr. Roger R. Schmidt, IBM Fellow Emeritus (retired 12/2014), National Academy of Engineering Member, IBM Academy of Technology Member and ASME Fellow, has over 35 years experience in engineering and engineering management in the thermal design of IBM’s large scale computers.  He was IBM’s Chief Engineer on Data Center Energy Efficiency. He has led development teams in cooling mainframes, client/servers, parallel processors and test equipment utilizing such cooling mediums as air, water, and refrigerants. He led IBM’s Advanced Thermal Energy Efficiency Lab which develops advanced electronic cooling technologies and provides customer support for power and cooling issues in data centers.  He has published more than 100 technical papers and has over 125 patents/patent pending in the area of electronic cooling. He is co-founder and past chair of the ASHRAE TC9.9 committeet.

    Courses Taught

    3 Hour

    Data Center Energy Efficiency

    Changing Environments and Loads for Data Centers (High Density, Liquid Cooling, Edge Computing) - (formerly “IT Equipment Design Evolution & Data Center Design Operation Optimization”)