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
wish to establish a fund in Doug's honor to support study and research addressing global
challenges in sustainable energy.