Dr. Andrew Maizel is a Professional Research Experience Program (PREP) Researcher in the Flammability Reduction Group, where he contributes to the development of analytical methods for per- and polyflouroalkyl substances in firefighter gear and at fire scenes. Previously, he was employed as a chemist at Brooks Rand Labs (now Brooks Applied Labs) and as a Research Technician in the Microbial Ecology Laboratory of the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center.
Prior to joining the Flammability Reduction Group, Andrew was a postdoctoral fellow at the Colorado School of Mines where he researched the transport and fate of AFFF-derived fluorochemicals. In 2017, Andrew was awarded a PhD by the University of Wisconsin-Madison where he studied the structure and photochemistry of dissolved organic matter with high-resolution mass spectrometry.
Outside of lab, Andrew enjoys getting outdoors with his family in his free time.