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. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020 Hankin Distinguished Lecture will be held online.

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 in Berkeley, California, to deliver the 2020 Hankin Distinguished Lecture on Tuesday, Nov. 17. His talk, “Advances, Challenges, and Opportunities for Indoor Air Quality in U.S. Homes,” will begin at 4 p.m. EST on Zoom. More information and registration here.

The full length videos for previous lectures from 2007-present are available for online viewing with closed captioning below. 

Previous Hankin Lectures

2020 Hankin Lecture

Portrait of Brett Singer

  • Lecturer: Brett Singer
  • Date: November 17, 2020
  • Time: 4:00pm EST
  • Location: Online on Zoom. Register here.
  • Title: Advances, Challenges, and Opportunities for Indoor Air Quality in U.S. 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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