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Mike West PhD, PE

Building Systems Scientist,
Advantek Consulting Engineering

Dr. Michael West, PE has over 20 years' experience in HVAC performance and design, energy efficiency measurement & verification, and central energy plant optimization. His background includes seven years of research & development experience in advanced energy technology as a faculty member at the University of Florida, and design of thermal environmental systems for U.S. Navy submarines. Mike has a deep interest in HVAC product development and thermal energy technologies. Beginning with his masters’ thesis research, Mike focused his career on HVAC innovation, and has successfully piloted multiple advanced technology projects. He has authored many articles for the practicing HVAC designer and hands-on facility manager, including "Low-Cost Dedicated Outdoor Air Systems," and "Specifying High-Performance Rooftop Units,” as well as numerous pioneering technical papers. Mike studied Mechanical Engineering at the University of Maryland where he earned a bachelor’s degree from the Glenn L. Martin Institute of Technology. He received a doctorate in Thermal Science from the University of Florida, is a licensed Professional Engineer, and holds EPA 608 Types I, II, and III refrigerant certifications.