Last July 29th to August 3rd 2018, the 37th international combustion symposium took place in Dublin, Ireland. The meeting was attended by numerous active members of the combustion community that presented the more recent work they are doing. During this meeting our lab was also present, with 4 different presentations. Our former student Sarah Scott presented a paper related to her PhD dissertation entitled “Validation of PMDI-based polyurethane foam model for fire safety applications”. Maria Thomsen presented the works entitled “On Simulating Concurrent Flame Spread in Reduced Gravity by Reducing Ambient Pressure” and “Concurrent Flame Spread over Externally Heated Nomex under Mixed Convection Flow”. Xinyan Huang presented the work entitled “Transition from Opposed Flame Spread to Fuel Regression and Blow off: Effect of Flow, Atmosphere, and Microgravity”.
During the same meeting, Xinyan Huang was awarded with the Bernard Lewis Fellowship by the Combustion Institute, being the first fire researcher to ever win the fellowship. Congrats Xinyan!
Finally, this month we are also welcoming two new members in the CFP lab: Lauren Gagnon and Andy Rodriguez. Lauren did her master with Prof. Carey in the Energy and Multiphase Transport Laboratory and now is working to get her PhD coadvised by Prof. Fernandez-Pello and Prof. Carey. Andy is a former undergrad of the lab. He worked in Tesla for a year and now is back to get his master. Welcome Lauren and Andy!