Marco G. Fernandez is an engineering technician in the Fire Measurements Group of the Fire Research Division (FRD) of the Engineering Laboratory (EL) at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). Mr. Fernandez has been a engineering technician in the Building and Fire Research Laboratory (BFRL) since 1996. Before accepting a permanent position at NIST, Mr. Fernandez served as a student trainee in a cooperative education program through Frederick Community College, where he earned an Associates Degree in Aviation Maintenance Technology. Since joining BFRL, Mr. Fernandez has assisted in a range of projects from 100 nanometer particle calibration standards, to full scale room burns. He has worked with NASA on several microgravity combustion experiments, worked with the U.S. Air Force on a project studying fuel additives to reduce jet engine emmissions, and most recently he worked on the sensor arrays for the hydrogen safety project. Mr. Fernandez is continuing his education and expanding his fabrication skills to complement the expertise of the staff with his mastery of a wide range of tools and instrumentation.