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