PhD Studentship in Wildland Fire

Applications are invited for a fully-funded PhD studentship (Home/EU & International Students) at the Edinburgh Fire Research Centre at The University of Edinburgh. The focus of the project will be investigating the role of vegetation structure on wildfire behaviour particularly given the varying composition and structure of many natural landscapes as a result of climate effects and changes in land management/use.

For more information and how to apply, click here.

Please fell free to contact Dr Zakary Campbell-Lochrie ([email protected]) with any questions about this role.

Opening for Assistant/Associate Professor in Fire Protection Engineering at the University of Maryland

The Department of Fire Protection Engineering at the University of Maryland is pleased to announce an opening for a tenure-track faculty position. For best consideration, applications should be submitted by 11/28/2023Complete details are at and For more information, please contact Stanislav Stoliarov ([email protected]), Search Committee Chair.

Fire Safety Science – Wildland/WUI Fire Behavior Summer School Presentations

The PPT presentations and video lectures of Summer School on “Fire Safety Science – Wildland/WUI fire behavior”, organized on June 5-9, 2023, by the Department of Fire Protection Engineering at the University of Maryland, are now available through the summer school website at

Learn from 20 international experts. Listen to the engineering point of view on wildland/WUI fire behavior. Join us in trying to develop solutions to these growing fire problems! Also, please spread the word on these resources and share this material with fellow students and colleagues!

PhD Opportunity in Wildland Fire Modelling and Risk Assessment at University of Canterbury

Applications are invited for a fully funded three-year PhD scholarship in the department of Civil and Natural Resources Engineering, to work under on a wildland fire modelling and risk assessment under the supervision of Dr Andres Valencia (UC Senior Supervisor), Dr Marwan Katurji (co-supervisor) and Tom Logan (co-supervisory) in the context of the Project “Extreme fire behaviour, are we ready?” founded by Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE).

More information is available here.

PhD Studentship: Fire Protection of Structural Steel University of Central Lancashire

Structural steel is rapidly replacing concrete as a sustainable, recyclable framework for large modern buildings. A major problem faced by steel is its reduction in strength in fires. Once the temperature reaches 550°C it ceases to be able to support its design load which can lead to catastrophic collapse. Our collaborator, CPG Europe is a major manufacturer of fire protective intumescent coatings. Intumescent coatings, which appear as a thick paint layer, are designed to swell to 100 times their thickness in the event of a fire, providing one or two hours’ insulation to maintain the structural integrity of the steel. This project will review the composition of the whole coating and address the need to change various components. The cone calorimeter will be used to investigate the swelling at various stages in the process, in order to optimise formulations. The results will be compared with those from the large-scale furnace tests.


Call for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusivity Images – 14th International Symposium

The International Association for Fire Safety Science (IAFSS) is delighted to announce a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusivity (DEI) image session at the 14th International Symposium on Fire Safety Science (IAFSS2023) held from October 22-27, 2023 in Tsukuba, Japan. For display at this event, you are invited to submit an
image reflecting on the theme of DEI in fire safety science.

Complete details are available here.