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Artur A. Chernovsky

Artur A. Chernovsky is an electronics engineer in the National Fire Research Laboratory (NFRL) of the Fire Research Division (FRD) of the Engineering Laboratory (EL) at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). Mr. Chernovsky joined NIST in 2009 as an electronics engineer in the Large Fire Lab (LFL) of the Building and Fire Research Laboratory (BFRL).

Mr. Chernovsky first joined NIST in 1997 as a winner of president Yeltsin fellowship for continuing education abroad, conducting smoke detectors studies as guest researcher in BFRL.

After 2000, Mr. Chernovsky was involved with development and testing of high-speed fiber-optic components for telecom industry and terahertz instrumentation. He developed instrumentation for long and short term semi-conductive and MEMS device testing and aging, both hardware and software.

Working as hardware/software engineer at Picometrix, LLC, an API company, Mr. Chernovsky was involved in development of the world's first commercially available terahertz instrument T-Ray 2000 and following terahertz family products. Mr. Chernovsky developed NI LabVIEW-based tools for terahertz instrumentations like image creation, reconstruction (i.e., CT algorithms) and manipulation, online inspections systems, security scanning and advance post-processing.

Mr. Chernovsky is currently responsible for developing the data acquisition hardware and software systems in the LFL. This work supports the development of measurement tools for oxygen calorimetry and greenhouse gas point source emissions as well as other user projects in the LFL.



Electronics Engineer
Fire Research Division
National Fire Research Laboratory


Moscow Fire Safety Institute, 1996-1999, M.S., Fire Protection Engineering, 1999,

Moscow Fire Safety Institute, 1993-1996, B.S., Fire Protection Engineering, 1996

Kharkov Fire Protection School, 1990-1993,


Phone: 301-975-5988
Email: artur.chernovsky@nist.gov