Dissertation Defense–A Fundamental Study of Boundary Layer Diffusion Flames Title: A Fundamental Study of Boundary Layer Diffusion Flames Student: Ajay Vikram Singh Date: July 20, 2015 Time: 2:00 pm Location : J.M. Patterson Building 3rd floor Fire Protection Engineering Conference Room Advisory Committee: Assistant Professor Michael Gollner, Chair Associate Professor Christopher Cadou, Dean’s Representative Associate […]
Singh Among Top 2% of UMD Graduate Assistants
Department of Mechanical Engineering (ENME) Ph.D. student Ajay Singh, advised by Department of Fire Protection Engineering (FPE) assistant professor Michael Gollner, has received a 2015 Outstanding Graduate Assistant Award from the University of Maryland Graduate School. According to the Graduate School’s web site, “Approximately 4,000 UMD graduate students also serve the campus as administrative, research, […]
New WUI Ignition Pathways Report and Webinar
A new report “Pathways for Building Fire Spread at the Wildland Urban Interface” was recently published to the NFPA Fire Protection Research Foundation Website, which also sponsored the project. A webinar was also hosted by the NFPA on Tues., April 21, 2015, 12:30-2:00PM (EDT) covering highlights from the report. You can view the slides from the presentation […]
Singh Receives Northrop Grumman Graduate Fellowship
Department of Mechanical Engineering graduate student Ajay Singh received the Northrop Grumman Graduate Fellowship in Engineering Education for the 2014-2015 academic year. The fellowship is awarded to engineering students pursuing their doctoral degree who are committed to a teaching career in engineering education. Singh is currently a fifth year doctoral candidate in the department, as […]
Distinguished Paper Selection at 35th International Symposium on Combustion
Ajay Singh, a Research Assistant in the Department of Fire Protection Engineering and PhD Candidate in Mechanical Engineering and his Adviser, Assistant Professor Michael Gollner recently had their manuscript, “Estimation of local mass burning rates for steady laminar boundary layer diffusion flames” selected as a distinguished paper for the 35th International Symposium on Combustion in the Fire Research Colloquium. […]
Congratulations to Brian Cohen, our Newest M.S. Graduate!
Congratulations to Brian Cohen, who successfully defended his M.S. thesis last week. His project on fire whirls was amazing to watch. Thank you very much to committee members Prof. Jim Milke and Prof. Elaine Oran. Congratulations again to Brian and best of luck on his new career at Arup in New York City!
Congratulations to Dan, Colin and Zhao who successfully defended their M.S. Theses!
Congratulations to the 3 newest M.S. graduates from the group, Daniel Gorham, Colin Miller and Zhao Zhao! They all had excellent presentations and successfully defended their theses. Colin will be continuing on in the group to pursue a Ph.D. studying wildland fire, Dan will be taking up a post soon at the National Fire Protection Association […]
Invited Talk by Xinyan Huang, Imperial Haze Lab, on Smoldering Wildfires!
We were happy to host Xinyan Huang, from Dr. Guillermo Rein’s Haze Lab at Imperial College, London this week who presented some exciting new research on Smoldering Wildfires! Smoldering Wildland Fires: Ignition, Spread and Extinction Xinyan Huang Department of Mechanical Engineering, Imperial College London 11:00 AM Wednesday, August 20th 3106 JM Patterson Building Fire […]
Read our NFPA FPRF Report "Literature Review on Hybrid Fire Suppression Systems"
The objective of this project was to provide background information on hybrid fire suppression systems so that it can be ultimately determined where these systems should best be addressed within NFPA documents. LITERATURE REVIEW ON HYBRID FIRE SUPPRESSION SYSTEMS Fire Protection Research Foundation report: “Literature Review on Hybrid Fire Suppression Systems” (PDF, 158 KB) Author: Peter Raia, Michael […]
New Paper Published on "Estimation of local mass burning rates for steady laminar boundary layer diffusion flames"
A new paper has been published in the Proceedings of the Combustion Institute: “Estimation of local mass burning rates for steady laminar boundary layer diffusion flames” Ajay V. Singh and Michael J. Gollner Abstract A thorough numerical and experimental investigation of laminar boundary-layer diffusion flames established over the surface of a condensed fuel is presented. By extension […]