Research Chemical Engineer,
Kathleen Owen, a Research Chemical Engineer at RTI International, has 30+ years of experience in air filter testing and method development. She worked on the ASHRAE and EPA projects that led to ASHRAE Test Methods 52.2 (particles), 145 (gas-phase), and 185 (UV-C/bio) and runs the RTI air cleaner testing lab. She recently led ASHRAE research project 1360-RP "How do Pressure Drop, Efficiency, Weight Gain, and Loaded Dust Composition Change throughout Filter Lifetime?" She is past chair of ASHRAE SSPC 145 and current chair of ASHRAE 52.2.