2014 Academy AwardsThe ISIAQ Academy of Fellows presented the 2014 Pettenkofer Award to Professor Charles Weschler at Indoor Air 2014 in Hong Kong. Charles Weschler was given the award by the Academy in recognition of his outstanding contributions to the advancement of knowledge and his achievements in the indoor air sciences. The Pettenkofer Award is awarded triennially by the Academy to an individual in recognition of outstanding work in advancing the indoor air sciences. The Pettenkofer award, which is the Academy's highest award, honors Prof. Max von Pettenkofer as the founder of modern hygiene with his pioneering work on CO2 and IAQ.
The Academy also selected Dr. Gabriel Bekö (Denmark) to receive the 2014 Yaglou Award, which acknowledges outstanding work of promising young researchers within the indoor air sciences.
Best paper awards for papers published in Indoor Air during 2011-2013 were granted to these three papers:
• A. Dutta, B. Mukherjee, D. Das, A. Banerjee, M.R. Ray, Hypertension with elevated levels of oxidized low-density lipoprotein and anticardiolipin antibody in the circulation of premenopausal Indian women chronically exposed to biomass smoke during cooking, Indoor Air 21, 165-176, 2011.
• B. Hawley, J. Volckens, Proinflammatory effects of cookstove emissions on human bronchial epithelial cells, Indoor Air 23, 4-13, 2013.
• U. Haverinen-Shaughnessy, D.J. Moschandreas, R.J. Shaughnessy, Association between substandard classroom ventilation rates and students’ academic achievement, Indoor Air 21, 121-131, 2011.