Meet Pengfei Gao

Pengfei Gao, PhD, CIH, FAIHA was an active member of AIHA’s volunteer community, Gao served on the Association’s Protective Clothing and Equipment and Aerosol Technology Committees.

Gao, a research physical scientist at the NIOSH National Personal Protective Technology Laboratory (NPPTL), joined the agency’s Health Effects Laboratory Division of NIOSH in 1996. He transferred to NPPTL in 2001 and served as the personal protective equipment coordinator for NIOSH’s Nanotechnology Research Center. According to NIOSH, Gao was internationally recognized for his research on chemical protective clothing. His recent projects included work on protective gown research stemming from the Ebola outbreak.

Gao passed away in October 2016.

Past recipients

2018 - 2019
Sydney M. Harris, University of Iowa