Category: "News"

New Article on “Fire Whirls” published in the Annual Reviews of Fluid Mechanics

Fire Whirls Annual Review of Fluid Mechanics Vol. 50:- (Volume publication date January 2018)  Review in Advance first posted online on October 2, 2017. (Changes may still occur before final publication.)  https://doi.org/10.1146/annurev-fluid-122316-045209 Pre-Print PDF (Note journal ...

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FPE PhD Candidate Sriram Bharath Wins 3rd Place in 2017 Dean’s Master’s Research Competition

FPE PhD Candidate Sriram Bharath Wins 3rd Place in 2017 Dean's Master's Research Competition Sriram Bharath, who will in the fall semester be a Ph.D. Candidate in the Department of Mechanical ...

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Gollner to Receive Proulx Early Career Award at 2017 IAFSS Symposium

FPE Assistant Professor, Michael Gollner, is set to receive the International Association of Fire Safety Science (IAFSS) Early Career Proulx Award for his major scientific contributions to the understanding of flame spread, ...

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Congratulations to Huahua Xiao for his Best Poster Award

Congratulations to Huahau Xiao from Aerospace Engineering for winning a best poster award at the Burgers Symposium on Fluid Mechanics at the University of Maryland. The poster was "Blue whirl ...

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PhD Student Positions Available at the University of Maryland

The University of Maryland, College Park is recruiting one or more PhD students to work in combustion and fire research starting in the summer or fall semester, 2017. Several projects ...

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New Article Published: A Survey of Transient Fire Load on Passenger Ferry Vessels

We recently published a new article in Fire Technology: A Survey of Transient Fire Load on Passenger Ferry Vessels by Brian M. Hall and Michael J. Gollner. Read the article here: A Survey of Transient Fire Load on Passenger ...

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Two new papers on how fires spread in the WUI published in Fire Technology!

How do fires spread into and within wildland-urban interface communities? Two new reviews published in Fire Technology have investigated this topic, breaking down the mechanisms which cause ignition of homes and ...

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Ajay Singh will defend his PhD Dissertation “A Fundamental Study of Boundary Layer Diffusion Flames” Monday, July 20

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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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