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Andre Thompson (Fed)

NRC Postdoctoral Research Associate

Dr. Andre L. Thompson is a Materials Research Engineer and National Research Council (NRC) Postdoctoral Research Associate working in the Flammability Reduction Group of the Fire Research Division (FRD) of the Engineering Laboratory (EL) at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). Prior to joining the group as a Postdoctoral Research Associate, during his graduate studies at the University of Michigan, Dr. Thompson worked as a National Physical Science Consortium (NPSC) summer fellow at NIST from 2014 to 2016.  

As a NPSC summer fellow at NIST, Dr. Thompson’s research focused on encapsulating fire retardants into micelle gels used as coatings to reduce the flammability of cotton fabrics. He also tested the flammability properties of silicone fire retardant coatings on velvet cotton fabrics via bench-scale and large-scale fire tests.

Currently, as an NRC Postdoctoral Research Associate, Dr. Thompson studies ways to reduce the flammability and heat release rate (i.e. fire size) of resilient lightweight construction materials (e.g., wood, composite materials) and residential upholstered furniture in response to open flame and smoldering ignition sources, without the use of chemical fire retardants. 

Publications

Report on High Energy Arcing Fault Experiments - Experimental Results from Low Voltage Switchgear Enclosures

Author(s)
Gabriel Taylor, Anthony D. Putorti Jr., Scott Bareham, Christopher U. Brown, Wai Cheong Tam, Edward Hnetkovsky, Andre Thompson, Michael Selepak, Philip Deardorff, Kenneth Hamburger, Nicholas Melly, Kenneth Miller
This report documents an experimental program designed to investigate High Energy Arcing Fault (HEAF) phenomena for low-voltage metal enclosed switchgear

Report on High Energy Arcing Fault Experiments - Experimental Results from Open Box Enclosures

Author(s)
Gabriel Taylor, Anthony D. Putorti Jr., Scott Bareham, Christopher U. Brown, Wai Cheong Tam, Edward Hnetkovsky, Andre Thompson, Michael Selepak, Philip Deardorff, Kenneth Hamburger, Nicholas Melly, Kenneth Miller, Kenneth Armijo, Paul Clem, Alvaro Cruz-Cabrera, Byron Demosthenous, Austin Glover, Chris LaFleur, Raymond Martinez, James Taylor, Rana Weaver, Caroline Winters
This report documents an experimental program to investigate High Energy Arcing Fault (HEAF) phenomena. The experiments provide data to better characterize the
Created December 10, 2018, Updated June 15, 2021