Hugo Destaillats is a Senior Scientist at the Indoor Environment Group, in the Energy Analysis and Environmental Impacts Division. He has been a scientist at LBNL since 2003. Hugo obtained a Ph.D. in Chemistry from the University of Buenos Aires (Argentina), and has been a postdoctoral researcher at the California Institute of Technology and UC Davis.
- Environmental chemistry of the built environment and urban systems
- Indoor air quality. Sources and chemical transformations of indoor pollutants
- Pathways of exposure to harmful contaminants, and the associated health impacts
- Development and assessment of air purification technologies
- With LBNL’s Heat Island Program, working towards the development and rating of novel “cool” building envelope materials (roofs and walls) that help save energy and mitigate the urban heat island effect
- Environmental application of catalysis, photocatalysis and other advanced remediation technologies
- Full list of publications
- Media coverage
- Use of manganese oxide and activated carbon fibers for removing a particle, volatile organic compound or ozone from a gas
M. Sidheswaran, H. Destaillats, W. J. Fisk.
US Patent Nr. US 9,427,728, issued on August 2016.
This patent has been licensed in 2016.
- Mixture and method for simulating soiling and weathering of surfaces
M. Sleiman, T. Kirchstetter, H. Destaillats, R. M. Levinson, P. H. Berdahl, H. Akbari.
US Patent Nr. US 9,856,383 B2, issued on January 2018.
Served as the basis for the development of ASTM Standard D7897-15, approved in 2015, and its 2018 revision (D7897-18).
LBNL Director's Award for exceptional achievement - Societal Impact
Awarded to the Thirdhand Smoke Research Team
R&D 100 Award for the development of an accelerated aging practice to simulate effects of natural exposure on radiative properties of cool roofing materials
Emissions from electronic cigarettes: Key parameters affecting the release of harmful chemicals
Our method for accelerated aging of cool roofing materials was accepted as ASTM Standard D7897-15.