PhD Candidate Xingyu Ren was recently awarded the SFPE Student Scholar award and will make a presentation on his recent work on wildfires at the SFPE Annual Meeting. Congratulations, Xingyu! About the award The Student Scholar Award was established in 2006 by the Board of Governors of the SFPE Foundation to recognize students who are performing […]
Prof. Gollner participated in a SoCal Policy Forum on Climate Change: Navigating the Challenges of a Perpetual Fire Season alongside CA Natural Reaources Secretary Wade Crowfoot, Sen. Anthony Portantino and BizFed CEO Tracy Hernandez. The forum was a partnership between the Southern California News Group and UC Riverside. Highlights of the discussion are featured in […]
Meet the wildfire super-spreaders: Scientists study ways to stop windborne embers from sowing destruction.
We published a new article, led by former graduate student and now postdoctoral scholar Sriram “Ram” Bharath Hariharan: “Effects of circulation and buoyancy on the transition from a fire whirl to a blue whirl,” published in Physics of Fluids. Abstract: The relative influence of circulation and buoyancy on fire whirls (FWs), blue whirls (BWs), and […]
Congratulations are in order for our recent cohort of graduates and alumni from the group: Dr. Mohammadhadi Hajilou, who was a postdoctoral scholar with Prof. Gollner at the University of Maryland recently accepted a position as a Senior Engineer at Gexcon US. Prof. Jeanette Cobian was a postdoctoral scholar with Prof. Fernandez Pello at the […]
A new article by Alexandra Witze entitled “Firenadoes and drifting embers: The secrets of extreme wildfires” was recently published in Knowable Magazine. We’re really excited about this article as it does a great job of describing the type of research we do in the lab, how it impacts modeling fire behavior, and future directions in […]
Three articles from the group were recently accepted in Combustion and Flame. Two address the blue whirl, further investigating its structure and the conditions under which it forms, and one looks at downstream heating from wind-blown flames. The first article by Ram on the blue whirl is available at the link below, while the other […]
Location Department of Fire Protection Engineering, University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland, USA Position Description The University of Maryland, College Park is recruiting one postdoctoral scholar to work on a project exploring the behavior of fire whirls. The postdoctoral scholar position is an immediate need, so preference will be given to candidates available in March-June […]
Four new articles have been published in the Fire Safety Journal to be presented at the International Association of Fire Safety Science symposium this June in Lund, Sweden. The papers and authors are listed below. We’re excited to present soon and will post our photos from the symposium in Sweden! The effect of flow […]
Congratulations to Cui Wuquan who came to UMD from the International Masters in Fire Safety Engineering program in Europe who successfully defended his MS thesis on smoke transport in double-skinned facades!