Imperial College London


Faculty of EngineeringDepartment of Mechanical Engineering

Professor of Fire Science



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Ms Serena Dalrymple +44 (0)20 7594 7029




614City and Guilds BuildingSouth Kensington Campus





  • Lloyd’s Science of Risk Prize in Technology for the paper The Influence of Travelling Fires on a Concrete Frame (published in the journal Engineering Structures)., Lloyd’s Register, 2011
  • Best Poster Award at Spring 2010 Meeting for "Experimental Review of the Homogeneous Temperature Assumption in Post-Flashover Compartment Fires", British Section of The Combustion Institute, 2010
  • Lloyd’s Science of Risk Prize in Technology for the paper "A Novel Multiscale Methodology for Simulating Tunnel Ventilation Flows during Fires" (published in the journal Fire Technology)., Lloyd’s Register, 2010
  • 15th Lord Ezra Award for outstanding achievement in the study of combustion engineering for developing the STAR smouldering technology for remediation of contaminated soils., Combustion Engineering Association, 2009
  • Distinguished Paper Award on Fire Research at the 32nd International Symposium on Combustion for the paper "Carbon Emissions from Smouldering Peat in Shallow and Strong Fronts", The Combustion Institute, 2009
  • Hinshelwood Prize for meritorious work in combustion by a younger scientist, British Section of The Combustion Institute, 2009
  • Best Poster Award Audience Choice at the 9th9th Symposium on Fire Safety Science for "Fire Fighting Coal Mine Fires: Characterization and extinguishing methods using small-scale Experiments", International Association of Fire Safety Science, 2008
  • Bodycote Warrington Fire Research Prize for the best paper for "Characterisation of Dalmarnock Fire Test One", The Institution of Fire Engineers, 2007
  • FM Global Award for the best paper at the 5th International Seminar on Fire and Explosion Hazards for the paper "Round-Robin Study of a priori Modelling Predictions of The Dalmarnock Fire Test One", Fire and Explosion Hazards, 2007

External Positions

  • Member, Committee, International Association for Fire Safety Science, 2011
  • Chairman since 2011. Previously (2010-2011), Vice-chairman., Fire Dynamics Working Group, European Network COST TU0604 "Integrated Fire Engineering and Response", 2010
  • Committee member, Combustion Physics Group, Institute of Physics, 2009
  • Member. Re-elected in 2011, Committee, British Section of the Combustion Institute, 2008


  • Senior Research Fellow, Royal Academy of Engineering and Leverhulme Trust, 2010 - 2011

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