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).



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

Novak VM, Fernandez-Anez N, Shiraishi K, 2017, Rethinking resilience planning: from problems to potential, International Journal of Disaster Resilience in the Built Environment, Vol:8, ISSN:1759-5908, Pages:412-424

García Torrent J, Ramírez-Gómez Á, Fernandez-Anez N, et al., 2016, Influence of the composition of solid biomass in the flammability and susceptibility to spontaneous combustion, Fuel, Vol:184, ISSN:0016-2361, Pages:503-511

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