Jason D. Averill


  • 1996: B.S. Civil Engineering, Worcester Polytechnic Institute
  • 1998: M.S. Fire Protection Engineering, Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Recent Research Experience

  • “Evaluation of Bench-scale Toxicity Apparatus”; $300k, 2005 – Present
  • “Occupant Behavior and Egress”; $370k, 2002 – Present
  • “World Trade Center Investigation - Occupant Behavior, Egress, and Emergency Communications”; $1,950K; 2002 – 2004.
  • “Home Smoke Alarm Tests”; $1,000K; 2001 – 2002.
  • “Room-Scale Smoke Component Yields for Validation of Bench-scale Smoke Toxicity Apparatus”; $600K; 2001 – 2002.


  • 2005: U.S. Department of Commerce, Gold Medal Award for Distinguished Achievement in the Federal Service. “For conducting the federal building and fire safety investigation of the World Trade Center disaster”
  • 2004: U.S. Department of Commerce, Bronze Medal Award for Superior Federal Service. “For research into the characterization of the performance of home smoke alarms”