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Andrew Maizel (Assoc)

Professional Research Experience Program (PREP) Researcher

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.


Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances in New Firefighter Turnout Gear Textiles

Andrew Maizel, Andre Thompson, Meghanne Tighe, Samuel Escobar Veras, Alix Rodowa, Ryan Falkenstein-Smith, Bruce A. Benner Jr., Kathleen Hoffman, Michelle K. Donnelly, Olivia Hernandez, Nadine Wetzler, Trung Ngu, Jessica Reiner, Benjamin Place, John Kucklick, Kate Rimmer, Rick D. Davis
Turnout gear is increasingly recognized as a potential source of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substance (PFAS) exposure to firefighters. To determine the type
Created May 14, 2020, Updated December 8, 2022