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2020 Gold Medal Award


The group is recognized for an exceptional research program to elucidate CO emissions from portable emergency generators as a function of generator design, operation, and outdoor weather via laboratory experiments and computer simulations in realistic residential settings. This body of work provided technical leadership to manufacturers and government agencies in direct support of safer generator use, specifically the development of CO emission limits, new generator designs with reduced emissions based on those limits, and industry consensus standards on generator design and use.


Steven Emmerich

Supervisory Mechanical Engineer
Engineering Laboratory

Andrew Persily

Division Chief, Energy and Environment
Engineering Laboratory

Brian Polidoro

IT Specialist
Engineering Laboratory

Stephen Zimmerman

Research Engineer
Engineering Laboratory

Daniel Greb

Engineering Technician
Engineering Laboratory