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Michael Link (Fed)

NRC Postdoctoral Fellow

Dr. Michael Link is an Analytical Chemist in the Indoor Air Quality and Ventilation Group in the Engineering Laboratory (EL) at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). He graduated from Colorado State University, under the mentorship of Dr. Delphine Farmer, with a Ph. D. in Chemistry specializing in mass spectrometry, chemical kinetics, outdoor air quality, and instrument development. After his Ph. D., he did a two-year postdoc with Dr. A.R. Ravishankara at Colorado State University before coming to NIST as a PREP student for a year under the mentorship of Dr. Dustin Poppendieck. His research focuses on understanding the chemical reactions that occur indoors that control indoor air quality. Active collaborations with the NIST Net-Zero Residential Test Facility team are focused on understanding how mechanical ventilation affects indoor and outdoor air quality. In collaboration with Dr. Poppendieck, Michael is also developing a standard test method for evaluating the performance of electronic air cleaning technologies. 


2022-2024 NIST NRC Postdoctoral Fellowship


The persistence of smoke VOCs indoors: partitioning, surface cleaning, and air cleaning in a smoke-contaminated house

Jienan Li, Michael F. Link, Shubhrangshu Pandit, Marc Webb, Cholaphan Deeleepojananan, Kathryn Mayer, Lauren Garofalo, Katelyn Rediger, Dustin Poppendieck, Stephen Zimmerman, Marina Vance, Vicki Grassian, Glenn Morrison, Barbara Turpin, Delphine Farmer
Wildfires are increasing in frequency, raising concerns that smoke can permeate indoor environments and expose people to chemical air contaminants. To study

Mechanical Ventilation in a Residential Building Brings Outdoor NOx Indoors with Limited Implications for VOC Oxidation from NO3 Radicals

Michael F. Link, Jienan Li, Jenna Ditto, Han Huynh, Jie Yu, Stephen Zimmerman, Andrew Shore, Katelyn Rediger, Jonathan Abbatt, Lauren Garofalo, Delphine Farmer, Dustin Poppendieck
Energy-efficient residential building standards require the use of mechanical ventilation systems that replace indoor air with air from the outdoors. Transient
Created November 3, 2021, Updated December 9, 2022