Students attending Hankin Lecture with Peter Yost

Hankin Lecture

The Hankin Distinguished Lecture Series was established in 2006 in honor of the late Bernard Hankin and his family for their continuous and dedicated support of the residential building construction program at Penn State. For this annual lecture, world-class speakers are invited to The Pennsylvania State University to address students and faculty. 

The lecture is free and open to the public in the HUB Auditorium with an informal reception following the lecture.  

The full length videos for lectures from 2007-present are now available for online viewing. Each video has closed captioning in the form of a transcript on the right hand side of the video. This allows viewers to click on or search for exact words to be launched to that place in lecture. 

The PHRC welcomes Brett C. Singer, staff scientist, head of Sustainable Energy and Environmental Systems and lead of the Indoor Environment Group at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, as the 2020 Hankin Distinguished Lecturer. His lecture is entitled Advances, Challenges, and Opportunities for Indoor Air Quality in US Homes. More information here.

Previous Hankin Lectures

2020 Hankin Lecture

Portrait of Brett Singer

  • Lecturer: Brett Singer
  • Date: November 17, 2020
  • Time: 4:00pm
  • Location: Virtual
  • Title: Advances, Challenges, and Opportunities for Indoor Air Quality in US Homes
  • More information here.


The Pennsylvania Housing Research Center serves the home building industry and the residents of Pennsylvania by improving the quality and affordability of housing.

We conduct applied research, foster the development and commercialization of innovative technologies, and transfer appropriate technologies to the housing community.

Pennsylvania Housing Research Center

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The Pennsylvania State University

University Park, PA 16802

Phone: 814-865-2341

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