Imperial College London


Faculty of EngineeringDepartment of Mechanical Engineering

Research Assistant







609City and Guilds BuildingSouth Kensington Campus





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.   



Yuan H, Restuccia F, Richter F, et al., 2019, A computational model to simulate self-heating ignition across scales, configurations, and coal origins, Fuel, Vol:236, ISSN:0016-2361, Pages:1100-1109

Richter F, Atreya A, Kotsovinos P, et al., 2019, The effect of chemical composition on the charring of wood across scales, Proceedings of the Combustion Institute, Vol:37, ISSN:1540-7489, Pages:4053-4061

richter F, Rein G, 2017, Pyrolysis kinetics and multi-objective inverse modelling of cellulose at the microscale, Fire Safety Journal, Vol:91, ISSN:1873-7226, Pages:191-199

vermesi I, Didomizio M, richter F, et al., 2017, Pyrolysis and spontaneous ignition of wood under transientirradiation: experiments and a-priori predictions, Fire Safety Journal, Vol:91, ISSN:1873-7226, Pages:218-225

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