Muhammad Agung Santoso is a Research Associate in the Department of Mechanical Engineering. He is working with Hazelab, a research group led by Prof. Guillermo Rein, studying smouldering peat fire in the Arctic.
During his PhD study, Agung focused on the experimental investigations on the mitigation of smouldering peat fire and the transition from smouldering to flaming combustion. These investigations were conducted both in the laboratory at Imperial College and in the field of Sumatra, Indonesia, in 2018. One of the major findings of these studies are the quantification of the amount of suppressant needed to fight peat fire, thus contributing to the better mitigation plan. Agung finished his PhD study in May 2021.
Santoso, M. A., Cui, W., Amin, H. M. F., Christensen, E. G., Nugroho, Y. S., and Rein, G., 2021, “Laboratory Study on the Suppression of Smouldering Peat Wildfires: Effects of Flow Rate and Wetting Agent,” International Journal of Wildland Fire, 30(5), pp. 378-390. https://doi.org/10.1071/WF20117.
Santoso, M. A., Christensen, E. G., Yang, J., and Rein, G., 2019, “Review of the Transition from Smouldering to Flaming Combustion in Wildfires,” Frontiers in Mechanical Engineering, 5, p. 49.
Santoso, M. A., Huang, X., Prat-Guitart, N., Christensen, E., Hu, Y., and Rein, G., 2019, “Smouldering Fires and Soils,” Fire Effects on Soil Properties, P. Pereira, J. Mataix-Solera, X. Ubeda, G. Rein, and A. Cerdà, eds., CSIRO Publishing, Melbourne, pp. 203–216.
Christensen, E., Hu, Y., Restuccia, F., Santoso, M. A., Huang, X., and Rein, G., 2019, “Experimental Methods and Scales in Smouldering Wildfires,” Fire Effects on Soil Properties, P. Pereira, J. Mataix-Solera, X. Ubeda, G. Rein, and A. Cerdà, eds., CSIRO Publishing, Melbourne, pp. 267–280.