On July 19-20th, Case Western University (Cleveland, Ohio) hosted a symposium and workshop on “Advanced Fire Science and Technology”, with twenty-five speakers representing academia, government and industry.
Participants heard information concerning the latest fire science developments from organizations including North Carolina State University, University of Dayton Research Institute, Case Western Reserve University, Polyone, ICL-IP, W.L. Gore, Underwriter Laboratories, FM Global, U.S. Air Force, U.S. FAA, NIST and NASA. The second day was a workshop. This identified the need for the education of more MS and PhD students in fire safety engineering and material science and for a centre for continuing education for fire safety professionals including on-line education. Further discussion topics included modelling and simulation, new material process chemistry and fire test development.
For further information: Professor Hatsuo Ishida, Case Western Reserve University (Cleveland, Ohio, USA), Article provided by Timothy Reilly, Clariant.