Victor G. Niño is the founder of EcoBalance Technologies LLC, an engineering firm that applies innovative technologies to reduce environmental impact and guarantee a sustainable and healthy built environment for future generations. He holds both a PhD in mechanical engineering and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. During his PhD work, he investigated refrigerant two-phase flow in microchannel tubes used in compact heat exchangers. Dr. Niño has more than 17 years of industrial experience in thermal management. Starting as a senior research engineer at Modine Manufacturing, he developed new heat exchangers for air-conditioning systems that use alternative refrigerants. As an engineering manager, he led a global team of engineers using Computer-Aided Engineering (CAE) software to develop and optimize products before they are physically built. He is a member of ASHRAE (American Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning Engineers) and currently serves as the Government Affairs Committee Chair of the ASHRAE Wisconsin Chapter.