Imperial College London

Dr Nieves Fernandez Anez

Faculty of Natural SciencesDepartment of Physics

Visiting Researcher







Blackett LaboratorySouth Kensington Campus





Nieves is a Research Associate in Modelling of Smouldering, sharing her time between the Department of Physics and the Department of Mechanical Engineering of Imperial College London.

Her current research is focusing on the modellization of smouldering processes through cellular automata, collaborating in a research project entitled "Emerging Risks from Smoldering Fires (EMRIS)" funded by the Norwegian Research Council (

Nieves has finished her PhD on Flammability of Biomasses at Universidad Politecnica de Madrid (2016), where she also obtained her MSc in Environmental Risks (2012) and BSc in Mining Engineering (2011).



Restuccia F, Fernandez-Anez N, Rein G, 2019, Experimental measurement of particle size effects on the self-heating ignition of biomass piles: Homogeneous samples of dust and pellets, Fuel, Vol:256, ISSN:0016-2361

Fernandez-Anez N, Garcia-Torrent J, 2019, Influence of Particle Size and Density on the Hot Surface Ignition of Solid Fuel Layers, Fire Technology, Vol:55, ISSN:0015-2684, Pages:175-191

Fernandez-Anez N, Slatter DJF, Saeed MA, et al., 2018, Ignition sensitivity of solid fuel mixtures, Fuel, Vol:223, ISSN:0016-2361, Pages:451-461

Hu Y, Fernandez-Anez N, Smith TEL, et al., 2018, Review of emissions from smouldering peat fires and their contribution to regional haze episodes, International Journal of Wildland Fire, Vol:27, ISSN:1049-8001, Pages:293-312

Fernandez-Anez N, Christensen K, Rein G, 2017, Two-dimensional model of smouldering combustion using multi-layer cellular automaton: The role of ignition location and direction of airflow, Fire Safety Journal, Vol:91, ISSN:0379-7112, Pages:243-251

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