Rajesh Melkote of United Technologies was honored this morning in Orlando for having the best presentation in the suppression portion of the Research Foundation’s 2012 symposium.
Mr. Melkote, who spoke last March on “Next Generation Fluorine-Free Firefighting Foams” during the Foundation’s SUPDET event, received the William M. Carey Award. His paper was chosen based on a vote by symposium participants.
Mr. Carey, a former senior staff engineer at Underwriters Laboratories, Inc., participated in many Foundation fire suppression projects, including the first: The National Quick Response Sprinkler Project. Throughout his career, he was often known for being "the bridge" between research and application of new fire safety knowledge.