Max Sherman is a retired Senior Scientist at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory with over 30 years of experience in building physics. He has a Ph.D. in physics from Berkeley and is an international expert in air leakage, HVAC, indoor air quality, infiltration, moisture, energy efficiency, and related topics. He is a well-regarded member of ASHRAE having served on the Board of Directors and many technical positions and is currently a Distinguished Lecturer; he is a recipient of ASHRAE’s Exceptional Service Award and ASHRAE’s highest technical award as a Holladay Distinguished Fellow. He has also been elected a Fellow of the International Society of Indoor Air Quality and Climate (ISIAQ). He represents the United States on International Energy Agency tasks such as the Air Infiltration and Ventilation Center. He serves on national and international committees and editorial boards and does outside consulting.
2014 Best Paper Award, <em>Building and Environment</em> - October 20th 2014
The paper "Formaldehyde transfer in residential energy recovery ventilators," Building and Environment, Volume 75, pages 92-97, by Erin L. Hult, Henry Willem, Max H. Sherman, received a 2014 Best Paper award from the journal editors. The award was nominated by the reviewers of the paper, further recommended by the Editorial Advisory Board of the journal, and finally selected by the Paper Award Committee of the journal.
2014 ASHRAE Standards Achievement Award - June 28th 2014
The ASHRAE Standards Achievement Award recognizes exceptional service in the area of standards leadership and technical contribution.
The Louise and Bill Holladay Distinguished Fellow Award - June 27th 2006
For continuous preeminence in engineering or research work.
ASHRAE Exceptional Service Award - June 25th 2005
The Exceptional Service Award recognizes Distinguished Service Award recipients who have continued to serve the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers faithfully and with exemplary effort.
ASHRAE Distinguished Service Award - January 15th 1997
Elected ASHRAE Fellow - February 17th 1994
Best Paper Award, AIVC 14th Annual Conference - January 14th 1993
For the paper "Ventilation: Energy Liabilities in U.S. Dwellings".