Dr. Douglas C. Hittle
had a long career in applied research and teaching, focused on various aspects
of sustainable energy, including solar energy; heating, ventilating, and air
conditioning; and building energy modeling. Dr. Hittle received a
bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering, a master's in environmental engineering,
and a Ph.D. in mechanical engineering, all from the University of Illinois. Dr.
Hittle joined the faculty of Purdue University in 1986 and came to Colorado
State University in 1989 as a professor of mechanical engineering and
director of the Solar Energy Applications Laboratory. He taught HVAC design,
solar energy engineering, thermal sciences, and automatic control, retiring
in 2010. Dr. Hittle was a fellow of the American Society of Heating,
Refrigerating, and Air-Conditioning Engineers, and a recipient of many
awards, including the CSU Engineering Dean's Council Distinguished Service
Award. He derived enormous joy and satisfaction from his work. His daughters
have established this fund to support study and research addressing global
challenges in sustainable energy.