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2021 Bronze Medal Award


The team is recognized for development, application and dissemination of the Fate and Transport of Indoor Microbiological Aerosols (FaTIMA) tool in support of efforts to understand indoor exposure to airborne SARS-CoV-2 viruses. The tool estimates exposure to the virus based on particle transport physics, providing building engineers with critical information to evaluate the potential effectiveness of control strategies such as increased ventilation and improved filtration. In addition to developing the tool, the team relentlessly pursued multiple technology transfer activities to ensure broad impact.


W. Stuart Dols

Mechanical Engineer
Engineering Laboratory

Brian Polidoro

IT Specialist
Engineering Laboratory

Dustin Poppendieck

Environmental Engineer
Engineering Laboratory

Steven Emmerich

Supervisory Mechanical Engineer
Engineering Laboratory

Lisa Ng

Mechanical Engineer
Engineering Laboratory