Roger R. Schmidt,
IBM Fellow Emeritus
Retired IBM Chief Engineer for Data Center Energy Efficiency
Member of National Academy of Engineering
Dr. Roger R. Schmidt, Syracuse University Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering(MAE) Traugott Distinguished Professor, IBM Fellow Emeritus, 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 past Chair and co-founder of the ASHRAE TC9.9 committee on mission critical facilities. He now performs research and teaches in the MAE department at Syracuse University.