Dr. John L. Pagliaro is a mechanical engineer in the Building Energy and Environment Division of the Engineering Laboratory (EL). Dr. Pagliaro joined the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) in 2020 and is a project leader for research on the thermal performance of insulating materials in the Heat Transfer and Alternative Energy Systems Group. He currently runs the two guarded hot plate facilities at NIST, which are used to evaluate steady-state thermal transmission properties of insulating and building materials.
Dr. Pagliaro received a B.S. in Engineering Science and Mechanics from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University and a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Maryland. He is a registered Professional Engineer in the state of Maryland.
Dr. Pagliaro was a guest researcher in the Fire Research Division at NIST prior to joining the Building Energy and Environment Division. His work focused on characterizing the performance of chemically active gas-phase fire suppressants for use in commercial aircraft, as well as characterizing the flammability of low global warming potential (GWP) refrigerant working fluids.