Our research in 3-minutes

Peat Fire Suppression

This video presents the research on peat fire suppression by Muhammad Agung Santoso.

Peat Fire Suppression

Peat Fire Suppression

Peat Fire Suppression by Muhammad Agung Santoso

This video presents the research on peat fire suppression by Muhammad Agung Santoso.

Cellular Automata for Peatland Wildfires Modelling

Cellular Automata for Peatland Wildfires Modelling

Cellular Automata for Peatland Wildfires Modelling

This video presents the research of Dwi Purnomo on the modeling of peatland wildfire using an alternative method, called Cellular Automata. The development of the model starts from a lab-scale model then upscales to simulate field-scale peatland wildfire. In the future, the model could be used to aid the prevention and mitigation of peatland wildfires.

Smouldering Fires by Eirik Christensen

Smouldering Fires

Smouldering Fires by Eirik Christensen

 3-minute video explaining the research on smouldering fires by Eirik Christensen

Fire Safety of Glass Facades by Francesca Lugaresi

Fire Safety of Glass Facades

Fire Safety of Glass Facades by Francesca Lugaresi

Fire Safety of Glass Facades by Francesca Lugaresi

Wildfire and Evacuation by Harry Mitchell

Wildfire and Evacuation

Wildfire and Evacuation by Harry Mitchell

Wildfire and Evacuation, 3-minute video by Harry Mitchell

Timber Fire and AI by Yaxin Mo

Fire Safety of Timbers and AI

Timber Fire and AI by Yaxin Mo

Timber Fire and AI, research explained by Yaxin Mo

Lithium Ion Batteries Fire Safety by Zhenwen Hu

Lithium Ion Batteries Fire Safety

Lithium Ion Batteries Fire Safety by Zhenwen Hu

Self-heating ignition of Lithium-Ion Batteries by Zhenwen Hu

Hazelab explains Fire Science

Meet Hazelab. Join Hazelab

Fire is all around us and almost unavoidable. Hazelab studies fire science to create a safer world. However, much more work is needed and we will succeed at solving more problems as our group grow. Join us!

Introduction to Smouldering Wildfires

Introduction to Smouldering Wildfires

Invited lecture delivered by Professor Guillermo Rein in Feb 2021 to an ITN Pyrolife class of early-stage researchers studying wildfires.

The lecture is comprised of introductory material to what is smouldering, why is it important in wildfires, and how it ignites, spreads, and emits.

Invited lecture delivered by Professor Guillermo Rein in Feb 2021 to a ITN Pyrolife class of early-stage researchers studying wildfires. Talk on the combustion science of wildfires.

Introduction to Combustion Science in Wildfires

Invited lecture delivered by Professor Guillermo Rein in Feb 2021 to a ITN Pyrolife class of early-stage researchers studying wildfires.

The lecture is comprised of introductory material to what makes bad and good fires, the key concepts of fire safety and layers of fire protection, and how we understand ignition and flame spread processes.

Invited seminar delivered by Professor Guillermo Rein in Feb 2021 to the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers on the topic of Lithium-ion battery (LIB) and their fire safety

Science and Technology of Battery Fires

Invited seminar delivered by Professor Guillermo Rein in Feb 2021 to the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers.

The Lithium-ion battery (LIB) is an important technology for the present and future of energy storage, transport, and consumer electronics. However, many LIB types display a tendency to ignite or release toxic gases. This talk provides an overview of the existing research, the industrial challenges, the causes of LIB fires, and the layers of protection. 

3 Min vid by Matt

Why Are Skyscrapers Burning More Frequently

Fires in the walls of tall buildings are becoming more and more frequent. Find out Matthew Bonner's video for Imperial PhD Summer Showcase.

mega fire trailer

Mega-fire Documentary

Guillermo was interviewed in a documentary on mega-fire for the french-german tv channel ARTE. He describe the phenomenon of smouldering fires, these fire occurs every year in dry seasons and can burn for months. Shots of the field experiment Gambut carried out by peatland fire scientists in Indonesia are included in the documentary. Eirik and our Imperial fire lab also featured

recording of the fire of science inaugural lecture

The Science of Fire

Live-streamed on October 3rd, 2019

Professor Guillermo Rein delivers his inaugural lecture on fire science and talks about his research efforts to overcome fire challenges.

Watch the lecture to learn about Guillermo's broad vision and why he is doing all this science.

guillermo explanation of titanic disaster

What really sank the Titanic?

New evidence suggests there was a fire on board the Titanic before it set sail from Belfast. Dr Guillermo Rein explains all.

See the difference it makes when flame-retardants are added to a material.

Material Flammability Matters

See the difference it makes when flame-retardants are added to a material.

Sirocco fire-whirl, Francesco Restuccia, Hazelab, Imperial Festival 2017

Sirocco Fire-Whirl

A short demonstration of Hazelab's fire-whirl, Sirocco, given by our own Francesco Restuccia. See how streams of air modify a flame into a fire vortex.
This demonstation was give during the Imperial Festival 2017. Come visit our stand at the next festival!

Francesco Restuccia, Imperial Festival 2017, Podcast

Imperial Festival Podcast

Francesco made it to the festival podcast!
If you want to know a bit more about fires and fire tornados have a little listen at 4:50min.

Imperial Festival Highlights with Guillermo Rein, Fire, Hazelab

Imperial Festival

We had a fantastic time at Imperial Festival 2017. It was great fun letting people know a bit about what we do. Check out the highlights here, with a guest appearance from Guillermo!