News from Hazelab
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Cladding research cited on the Financial Times
Research carried out by Hazelab in collaboration with ITB in Poland was cited in an article of the Financial Times and featured on the front page! The research found HPL and ACP+FR to be the most flammable categories of cladding panels assessed. The study was led by PhD student Matthew Bonner.
Guillermo was interviewed in a documentary on mega-fires for the french-german tv channel ARTE. He described the phenomenon of smouldering fires, these fires occur every year in dry seasons and can burn for months. Shots of the field experiment GABUT carried out by our peat-land fire scientists in Indonesia are included in the documentary. Eirik and our Imperial fire lab also feature :)
Guillermo receives Arthur B Guise medal
Guillermo was awarded the 2018 Arthur B Guise medal by the Society of Fire Protection Engineers. The medal is assigned to an individual for eminent achievement in the advancement of the science and technology of fire protection engineering. Guillermo was rewarded for his work in the areas of research, innovation and education.
The Great Exhibition Road Festival 2019
Hazelab participated in the 2019 edition of Exhibition Road Festival which brings together Imperial College, the V&A, Science and Natural history Museums. At our stand, we show some of the exciting research that we do and how it benefits society in the shape of technology.
The Great Fired-Up of London
Imperial College hosted Fired-up following the event’s success at the University of Edinburgh in 2018. The event is a chance for young, UK based fire researches to meet up and discuss their work in a more informal setting than a traditional conference. A total of 40 students from 4 different UK universities attended the conference. We are looking forward to the 2020 edition!
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!
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.
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.
Material Flammability Matters
See the difference it makes when flame-retardants are added to a material.
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!
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.
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!