Victor Neuman PE
Victor started as a research engineer for the US Navy and continued in research with the University of Cambridge in England. His father and grandfather were licensed building design engineers and Victor grew up running blueprints in the family design firm. He made the switch to HVAC design and in 1983 was hired as a senior mechanical engineer with the famous lab design firm of Earl Walls Associates. His first project was to fill the last shell space to complete the Salk Institute for Biological Studies. While at Earl Walls Associates, he was co-inventor of what became the Hamilton Visionaire Hood. He has been licensed as a mechanical engineer in four states and has a Master's of Science in Mechanical Engineering from San Diego State University where he long served as an Adjunct Professor. Please consult the ASHRAE Applications Handbook Chapter on Laboratories Bibliography for some of his technical papers on lab ventilation. In addition to fume hood design, he specializes in fume hood exhaust stack and fan selection, and variable volume controls for labs.
While at Walls, Victor designed HVAC systems for over 108 laboratory buildings including: The Centers for Disease Control, NIH, Merck, Stanford, and many more. Victor was the Founding Vice Chairman of ASHRAE's Technical Committee 9.10 on Laboratories and was awarded ASHRAE's Distinguished Service Award. Since, 1988 until today, Victor has been a co-author of ANSI Z9.5 "Laboratory Ventilation" which was sponsored by the AIHA and now by ASSE. Victor has presented technical papers and conducted seminars over 100 times to over 5,000 attendees on laboratory fume hoods, engineering, and lab ventilation in the USA, Canada, China, India, Singapore, Vietnam, the United Kingdom, Australia, Norway, and Denmark.
Currently Victor is Vice President of Fume Hood Certified.