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Principal Investigator

Postdoctoral Scholars

Ali Tohidi
Postdoctoral Scholar
Topics: Fire Spread, Firebrand Generation and Transport, Fire Whirls

Visiting Scholars

 

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Liu Quiong
Visiting Professor
Topic: Flame Spread

Graduate Students

Pietro Maisto
Ph.D. Student
Mechanical Engineering
Email: scramboy.umd@gmail.com
Topic: Smoke Transport in Green Buildings
Sponsor: Department of Homeland Security, FP&S Grant

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Colin Miller
Ph.D. Student
Mechanical Engineering
Topic: Wildland Fire Spread
Sponsor: U.S. Forest Service

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Wei Tang
Ph.D. Student
Mechanical Engineering
Topic: WIFIRE
Sponsor: National Science Foundation

 

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Raquel Hakes
Ph.D. Student
Mechanical Engineering
Topic: Firebrand ignition of fuels
Sponsor: NIST Fire Research Grant

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Sriram Bharath Hariharan
Ph.D. Student
Mechanical Engineering
Topic: Fire Whirls
Co-advised with Prof. Elaine Oran (Aerospace Engineering)
Sponsor: NSF EAGER

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Evan Sluder
M.S. Student
Fire Protection Engineering
Topic: Intermittent heating of fine fuels
Sponsor: Minta Martin Foundation and JFSP

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Kun Zhao
Ph.D. Student
Visiting from USTC, China
Topic: Flame spread
Sponsor: Chinese Scholarship Council

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Yu Hu
Ph.D. Student
Visiting from Tsinghua University
Topic: Fire Whirls
Sponsor: Chinese Scholarship Council

 

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Undergraduate Students

 

 

Matthew Weston-Dawkes
B.S. Student
Fire Protection Engineering
Topic: Firebrand Ignition of Structural Fuels
Sponsor: JFSP and NIST

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Erin Griffith
B.S. Student
Fire Protection Engineering
Topic: Firebrand Ignition of Structural Fuels

 

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Nicole Welch
B.S. Student
Fire Protection Engineering
Topic: Firebrand Ignition of Structural Fuels

 

Alumni

Ph.D. at the University of Maryland
Ajay V. Singh, Ph.D., 2015 A Fundamental Study of Boundary Layer Diffusion Flames(Now Postdoctoral Scholar at Stanford University)
Colin H. Miller, Ph.D., 2017
Wei Tang, Ph.D., 2017

Masters of Science at the University of Maryland
Brian Hall, M.S., 2014 Transient Fire Load on Aluminum Ferries(Now Lieutenant at US Coast Guard)
Zhao Zhao, M.S., 2014Flame Spread Through Wooden Dowels(Now FPE at City of Dallas)
Daniel Gorham, M.S., 2014Studying Wildland Fire Spread Using Stationary Burners(Now Project Manager, NFPA FPRF)
Colin Miller, M.S., 2014Upward Flame Spread Over Discreet Fuels(Now PhD Student at UMD)
Brian Cohen, M.S., 2014 “In Situ Burning Alternatives (Now at Arup, NYC)
Sara Caton, M.S., 2016 “Laboratory Studies on the Generation of Firebrands from Cylindrical Wooden Dowels” (Now at Jensen Hughes)
Nathaniel May, M.S., 2017
Raquel Hakes, M.S., 2017
Wuquan Cui, M.S. as part of the IMFSE Program, 2017


Undergraduates at the University of Maryland
Irene Lemboros, B.S., RISE Scholar
Sara Caton, B.S.
Conor McCoy, B.S., Engineering Honors
Raquel Hakes, B.S., RISE Scholar
Sara Caton, B.S.
Kyle Kohler, B.S.
Stephanie Poole, B.S.
Stephen Ernst, B.S.
Peter Raia, B.S.
Joseph Praydis, B.S.
Daniel Gorham, B.S.

Visitors
Jan Zimlich, University of Mannheim, Germany, 2015
Jens Triller, University of Mannheim, Germany, 2014-15
Lini Jiang, USTC
Xinje Huang, Anhuhi University, China, 2016-17

Collaborators

Antonio L. Sánchez, University of California, San Diego
Xinyan Huang, Imperial College, London, UK
Yuji Nakamura, Toyohashi University of Technology, Japan
Ali Rangwala, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, USA
Forman A. Williams, University of California, San Diego, USA
Elaine S. Oran, University of Maryland, USA
Brian Meacham, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, USA
Kristopher Overholt, NIST, USA
Peter Sunderland, UMD, USA
James Quintiere, UMD, USA
Mark Finney, USFS, USA
Sara McAllister, USFS, USA
Jack D. Cohen, USFS, USA
Daniel Gorham, NFPA, USA