Imperial College London

Dr Nieves Fernandez Anez

Faculty of Natural SciencesDepartment of Physics

Visiting Researcher







Blackett LaboratorySouth Kensington Campus





Nieves is a Research Associate in Modelling of Smouldering, sharing her time between the Department of Physics and the Department of Mechanical Engineering of Imperial College London.

Her current research is focusing on the modellization of smouldering processes through cellular automata, collaborating in a research project entitled "Emerging Risks from Smoldering Fires (EMRIS)" funded by the Norwegian Research Council (

Nieves has finished her PhD on Flammability of Biomasses at Universidad Politecnica de Madrid (2016), where she also obtained her MSc in Environmental Risks (2012) and BSc in Mining Engineering (2011).



Fernandez-Anez N, Meyer AK, Elio J, et al., 2021, Behaviour of smoldering fires during periodic refilling of wood pellets into silos, Journal of Loss Prevention in the Process Industries, Vol:72, ISSN:0950-4230

Fernandez-Anez N, Castells-Somoza B, Amez-Arenillas I, et al., 2021, Self-ignition tendency of solid fuels: A gas emissions approach for early detection, Journal of Loss Prevention in the Process Industries, Vol:71, ISSN:0950-4230

Restuccia F, Fernandez-Anez N, Rein G, 2019, Experimental measurement of particle size effects on the self-heating ignition of biomass piles: Homogeneous samples of dust and pellets, Fuel, Vol:256, ISSN:0016-2361

Fernandez-Anez N, Garcia-Torrent J, 2019, Influence of Particle Size and Density on the Hot Surface Ignition of Solid Fuel Layers, Fire Technology, Vol:55, ISSN:0015-2684, Pages:175-191

Fernandez-Anez N, Slatter DJF, Saeed MA, et al., 2018, Ignition sensitivity of solid fuel mixtures, Fuel, Vol:223, ISSN:0016-2361, Pages:451-461

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