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Chris LaFleur, P.E.

Program Lead for Hydrogen Safety, Codes, and Standards
Sandia National Laboratories

Chris LaFleur, P.E., is the program lead for Hydrogen Safety, Codes, and Standards at Sandia National Laboratories in Albuquerque, NM (Phone: (505) 844-5425; Email:, where she is responsible for the fire risk program activities and conducting research on the fire risks of emerging energy technologies. Before joining Sandia, she worked at General Motors and Parsons Engineering Science. She has represented the U.S. in the development of hydrogen codes and standards for maritime applications and serves as a member of the sprinkler discharge criteria committee of NFPA 13, Installation of Sprinkler Systems, and NFPA 2, Hydrogen Technologies Code, and she also serves on the AIChE’s Center for Hydrogen Safety’s Hydrogen Safety Panel. LaFleur earned a BS in geology and mechanical engineering from the Univ. of Rochester, an MS in fire protection engineering from the Univ. of Maryland, and a doctorate of engineering in manufacturing engineering from the Univ. of Michigan. She is a licensed professional engineer.