Wuquan Cui is originally from China and currently a PhD candidate at Imperial College London. He is working with Professor Guillermo Rein in Imperial Hazelab. His research topic, tackling the crisis of peatland fires, the largest and most persistent fires on earth, is an emerging topic in climate change. Wuquan is focusing on experimental works in the lab, and also joined the extensive field campaign venturing into the jungle in north Sumatra, Indonesia. His research is funded by ERC (European Research Council).
After finishing his bachelor's study in Tianjin University, he started working as a structural engineer in Singapore for two years. Then he furthered his study in IMFSE (International Master of Science in Fire Safety Engineering) under Erasmus Program, finishing his joint master degree in Ghent University, Lund University, the University of Edinburgh and the University of Maryland in two years. His master's thesis, focusing on the influence of louver double skin facades on fire safety, was done at the University of Maryland under the supervision of Professor Michael Gollner.
His research interests include fire science, emission, geology and ecology.