Born January 1945 in Washington D.C., Dr. Herbert A. Ingley’s journey with the University of Florida began in the early ‘60s when he began working towards a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering. After completing his degree in 1967, he went on to pursue a Master of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering with minors in Environmental Engineering. In 1971, he completed his education with a Ph. D in Mechanical Engineering with minors in Environmental Engineering. Just two years later, Ingley began his career within the MAE department.
During his time with the department, Ingley was able to contribute a hydrogen education outreach program sponsored by NASA and a NASA-sponsored system study and demonstration project to produce hydrogen using alternative energy sources. His work also focused on heating, ventilating and air conditioning related research. He completed a two-year study of energy recovery ventilation systems and carbon dioxide-controlled ventilation systems for Florida Power and Light and worked on a project funded by Siemens that investigated environmental conditions in laboratory animal housing facilities. He held various patents, professional memberships, and served on multiple department committees. Ingley served the department enthusiastically until 2015. He was a dedicated educator and constantly exceeded expectations for his students.
Outside of MAE, Ingley was a founding partner in his own engineering firm, Ingley, Campbell, Moses, and Associates. From 1980-2001, the team of consulting engineers was vital to many statewide commercial and government buildings. Ingley and his firm designed and/or updated the HVAC systems for multiple UF buildings, including the Stephen C. O’Connell Center.
Outside of MAE, Ingley dedicated years of his life to service and bettering his community. He was very active in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, especially the Boy Scouts of America troops and youth groups. He was cherished by his loving wife of fourteen years, Jennifer, as well as his six children and 24 grandchildren.