Franz is a fourth-year PhD student in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Imperial College London, UK. His PhD focuses on the strength decay of timber under real fire conditions and is sponsored by EPSRC, ARUP, and the SFPE Foundation Awards Research Grant. Prior to his PhD, he studied Mechanical Engineering at Imperial College London (MEng 2015).
His research interests are in fire science, timber engineering, and structural fire engineering. Current areas of research include timber as an innovative engineering material, enhancing materials fire performance, smouldering of biomass, and flammability of polymers.
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