Dr. Joost Brasz, a leading aerodynamic engineer and renowned expert in turbomachinery and centrifugal compressor technology, died on September 2 after a brief illness. Brasz was 70 and lived in Fayetteville, N.Y.
Brasz was a frequent author and speaker at conferences, including the Purdue International Compressor Engineering Conference. He received numerous patents in the field — including for the newest Danfoss Turbocor compressor technology, the innovative VTT Series of Compressors with IntraFlow technology. He was a Ph.D. graduate of Eindhoven University of Technology in Eindhoven, Netherlands.
Sources from Danfoss expressed gratitude for the legacy Dr. Brasz leaves behind at Danfoss Turbocor Compressors and to the HVAC industry, “having made his mark on innovation and the potential of energy efficiency.”