Prof. Dr., Computational Civil Engineering
Prof. Dr.; Studium und Promotion in theoretischer Physik; Leiter der Abteilung "Branddynamik" am Forschungszentrum Jülich; Professor für "Computational Civil Engineering" an der Bergischen Universität Wuppertal. Forschungsinteressen: Modellierung von Bränden, insbesondere Brandausbreitung, Echtzeitberechnungen, Sichtweitenbestimmung. Lehre: Ingenieurinformatik, Numerische Brandsimulationen, Datenanalyse, Studiengänge: Bauingenieurwesen, Sicherheitstechnik und Computer Simulation in Science.
Dr., Chartered Engineer, Director - Innovation and Analysis
Dr Brian Ashe is a Chartered Engineer with over 25 years’ experience in consultancy, academia and the public service. This experience has been gained internationally within the building, industrial, transportation and public sectors. Brian is currently Director - Innovation and Analysis with the Australian Building Codes Board focusing on the increased and competent use of performance.Brian has particular expertise in the regulation of building safety.
Graduate Fire Safety Engineer, Architect
Graduate Fire Safety Engineer at OFR Consultants. Architect and Fire Safety Engineer interested in applying the latest knowledge and techniques in fire science in order to provide safer environments for people, property protection and the environment. Inclinations towards performance-based design in heritage and transportation buildings, adaptive reuse, construction, and parametric and advanced architecture.
Prof. Dr.; Institute for Advanced Simulation (IAS),
Armin Seyfried studied theoretical physics at the Bergische Universität Wuppertal. For his diploma and doctoral thesis, he focused on many-particle systems, high-energy physics and parallel computing. After his doctorate, he was responsible for the modeling and simulation of building evacuation in an engineering office. From 2004 to 2018 he works at the Jülich Supercomputing Centre, Forschungszentrum Jülich, developing models and simulations for application in civil security and traffic planning. There he established a new research group for pedestrian and fire dynamics, which became the Institute for Advanced Simulation-7 in 2018. In addition, he is professor for computer simulations for fire protection and pedestrian traffic at the University of Wuppertal since 2010.
Dr., BSc (Hons) MSc PhD CEng MIFireE PMSFPE.
Dr. Michael Spearpoint, BSc (Hons) MSc PhD CEng MIFireE PMSFPE. Mike is a Chartered Engineer and currently leads OFR’s research activities. He is involved in a wide range of fire science and engineering research topics both for private clients and in the public domain. Mike joined BRE after graduating from the University of Nottingham with a degree in physics were he carried out research and consultancy into the performance of active fire protection systems including an experimental programme to investigate using detector controlled sprinkler and spray systems for enhanced life safety in buildings, the benefits of domestic smoke alarms by assessing the siting of such devices in dwellings, examining the performance of various types backup energy sources used in mains powered devices, looking at the costs and benefits of installing such devices in the UK and comparing the performance of smoke alarms complying with UK and US standards. Other projects outside of the active and passive protection domain included investigating integrated data sharing techniques for fire simulation software through the IFC building product model, use of computer fire models for the reconstruction of fire incidents, experimental studies for the Channel Tunnel Safety Authority to measure the severity of fires in cars and the European Space Agency on the behaviour of fires in micro gravity.