Michael is an assistant professor in the Department of Fire Protection Engineering at the University of Maryland, College Park. My research topics focus on combustion, particularly the fire hazard related to unwanted combustion and applications to environmental sustainability.


2012PhD, University of California, San Diego
Studies on Upward Flame Spread
Master’s Thesis Topic: 
Fire Hazard Classification in Warehouses from Fundamental Principles
Thesis Adviser:
Prof. Forman A. Williams