Academic staff

Research staff

Laboratory staff


NameEmailAffiliationPositionResearch Topics 
Dr Adrien University, AustraliaUQ Honorary FellowMicrometeorology, Ecohydrology, Groundwater - Atmosphere interactions, water managementAdrien Guyot
Dr Michael of Mechanical and Mining, UQSenior LecturerComposite materialsMichael Heitzmann


Master students

NameEmailCourse/ProgramAdvisorResearch Project  
Mr Madhav Cristian MalukAdhesives used in Laminated Timber at Elevated Temperaturesplaceholder image
Ms Liane  placeholder image
Mr Joe  placeholder image
Mr Ashley  Ashmey Schirmer
Ms Maryam Juan HidalgoHeat transfer modelling for contemporary timber structures in open-plan compartment firesMs Maryam Javidnejad
Mr Alister  Alister Curtain




NameGraduationThesisNow at 
Dr Mateo Gutierrez GonzalezDecember 2020Fire analysis of load-bearing bamboo structuresCLTP TasmaniaMateo Gutieerez Gonalez
Dr Andrea LucheriniDecember 2020Fundamentals of thin intumescent coatings for the design of fire-safe structuresGhent University, BelgiumAndrea Lucherini
Dr Angela SolarteDecember 2020Fire Performance Assessment for the Design of Safe Bamboo StructuresRED Fire Engineers, MelbourneAngela Solarte
Dr Aaron BolanosJuly 2020Fire and structural performance of Structural Insulated PanelsRED Fire Engineers, MelbourneAaron Bolanos
Dr Carmen GorskaJuly 2020Fire dynamics in multi-scale timber compartmentsStora Enso, UKCarmen Gorska
Dr Quang LeJuly 2020Understanding the performance of structural elements at elevated temperatures: a case study of profiled composite wallsRED Fire Engineers, MelbourneQuang Le
Dr Paneni Carlo (MPhil)July 2019Development of fire engineering solutions for modular constructionAusco Modular, Brisbaneplaceholder image
Dr Gerardo SoretDecember 2018Building design optimization: Integration of thermal and fire performanceQueensland Fire and Emergency Services, BrisbaneGerardo Soret
Dr Richard EmberleyDecember 2016Fundamentals for the fire design of cross laminated timber buildingsCalifornia Polytechnic State University, USRichard Emberley

BE(Hons)/ME (Civil+Fire)


NameGraduationThesisNow at
Mr Brett McGiveronDecember 2020Fire performance assessment of native Australian wood speciesOmnii Consulting Fire Engineers, Brisbane
Ms Ambrosine HartlDecember 2020Comparative Fire Study Between Plasterboard and Intumescent Coatings Used in Mass Timber StructuresArup, Melbourne
Mr Michael CheungDecember 2020Adhesives used in Laminated Timber at Elevated TemperaturesInnova Services, Brisbane
Ms Jessica BartonDecember 2020Fire Service Fatalities during Wildland Fires in Australia: A review of case studiesWSP, Brisbane
Ms Angela ArumDecember 2020Study of the char fall-off phenomenon in Cross-laminated Timber under fire conditionsOmnii Consulting Fire Engineers, Brisbane
Mr Aayush SharmaDecember 2019Study on the Thermal Properties of Concrete at Elevated TemperaturesFire Check Consultants, Brisbane
Mr Thomas ThorneJuly 2019Mechanisms of Fire-Induced Concrete SpallingOmnii Consulting Fire Engineers, Brisbane
Mr Andy WongJuly 2019Biomimetic Approach to Timber and Treatments for Fire PerformanceArup, Sydney
Mr Aidon BrowningDecember 2018The Effect of Fuel Load Nature on the Self-Extinction of Mass TimberHolmes Fire, Brisbane
Mr Brendan GarveyDecember 2018Experimental study on the interaction of cladding materials in the fire performance of facadesOmnii Consulting Fire Engineers, Brisbane
Mr Tristan GoodeDecember 2018Characterisation of the ‘Malveira Fire Test’WalkerBai Consulting, Brisbane
Ms Sohan RoopraDecember 2018A composite FRP-Glulam beam with enhanced fire performance - Effects of depthArup, Brisbane
Ms Teagan MacDonaldDecember 2017Fire Exposure of Façades in Cross-Laminated Timber BuildingsOmnii Consulting Fire Engineers, Brisbane
Mr Joshua MaddenDecember 2017Mechanical Properties of Bamboo at Elevated TemperaturesWSP, Brisbane
Mr Joshua OgilvieDecember 2017Fire Performance of ACP PanelsWSP, Brisbane
Dr Jupiter Segall-BrownDecember 2017Behaviour of intumescent coatings under a range of fire conditionsArup, Sydney
Mr Luke ThompsonDecember 2017Design Fires for Large Artificial Christmas TreesRED Fire Engineers, Brisbane
Mr Harrison WallDecember 2017Proof-Of-Concept For A Fire Safe Timber-FRP Composite Load-Bearing SystemOmnii Consulting Fire Engineers, Brisbane
Mr Nicholas WhiteDecember 2017An Analysis of the Energy Distribution within Open-Plan Compartment FireSnap Fire Systems, Brisbane



NameGraduationThesisNow at
Mr Bernabe Zaragoza SolisDecember 2020Finite Element Modelling of a Timber-FRP Hybrid Beam 
Mr Sai Murugan PanditJuly 2020On the importance of transport and eating habits for personal health 
Mr Wenxuan WuJuly 2020Exploring the Advantages and Limitations to using a new “Rules of Thumb” method in Structural Fire EngineeringPhD candidate at UQ
Mr Samuel NothardDecember 2019Traveling Fires in Open Plan Compartments with Mass Timber LiningFire Check Consultants, Brisbane


International Master of Science in Fire Safety Engineering - completed research thesis at UQ

NameGraduationThesisNow at
Mr Waqas HaiderJuly 2020Response of Tall Building Diagrid Structure to Intermediate and Mega Floor FireDesign Fire Consultants, UK
Ms Laura SchmidtJuly 2020Experimental Study on the Effect of Char Fall Off on the Heat Transfer within Loaded Cross- laminated Timber Columns Exposed to Radiant HeatingWSP, Brisbane
Mr Andrei LazouskiJuly 2019Influence of sustained stress and heating conditions on the occurrence of fire-induced concrete spallingIGnesis Consultants, Singapore
Mr Nemer AbusamhaJuly 2017Effectivness of Activation for Thin Intumescent CoatingsPhD candidate at Institut national de la recherche agronomique, France
Ms Pascale VaccaJuly 2017Optimised fire safe and energy efficient design of insulated assemblies using a multi-criteria approachPhD candidate at Centre d'Estudis del Risc Tecnològic (CERTEC), Spain
Mr Rukesh ShilpakarJuly 2016Heat-Induced Delamination of Laminated Timber 
Mr Daan Van den BroeckeJuly 2016Study on the Effectiveness of Sprinklers in TunnelsFM Global, Belgium
Mr Arne InghelbrechtJuly 2014Evaluation of the burning behaviour of wood products in the context of structural fire designFire Engineered Solutions Ghent, Belgium


MEngSc(Civil) - completed research thesis in Fire

NameGraduationThesisNow at
Ms Diana BejaranoJuly 2020Fire Performance of Intumescent Coatings upon Hindered SwellingPhD candidate at UQ
Ms Chandra Wemy KurniawanJuly 2020Fire Spread Modes in Open-Plan Compartment Fires: Effect of Combustible Ceilings 
Mr Pranoy ChowdhuryDecember 2019Experimental Study of the Char Fall-Off Phenomenon for CLT during FireSotera, Brisbane
Mr Manikandan IyngaranDecember 2019Calibration of a Sensor for Measuring Moisture Inside Concrete during FireFire Engineers Australia, Brisbane
Mr Camilo Montoya GiraldoDecember 2019Experimental Study of Concrete Elements Exposed to Travelling FiresRED Fire Engineers, Brisbane
Ms Don RanasingheDecember 2019Response of Tall Building Diagrid Structures to Fire 
Mr Tengzheng ZhangDecember 2019Influence of Heating Conditions and Aggregate Type on the Mechanical Behaviour of Concrete at Elevated Temperatures 


BEng(Hons) - completed research project in Fire

NameGraduationFinal Year Research ProjectNow at
Ms Brooke YoungJuly 2020Resilience of communities exposed to fireErnst and Young, Brisbane
Ms Tam DoDecember 2019Preparation and characterisation of Aluminium Composite Panels with different fire retardant loadings 
Ms Rebekah GreshamDecember 2019Regression and Charring Rate of Timber under Natural Fire ExposureArup, Brisbane
Mr Muhamad Mohd NizaDecember 2019Evaluating the influence of timber moisture content in the occurrence of self- extinction 
Ms Tess Van de VeenDecember 2019Investigation of timber charring rate under high heating conditionsArup, Melbourne
Mr Lachlan KnightJuly 2019Improved accuracy for measuring upward flame spread in a cost-effective manner 
Mr Moin MushfiqurJuly 2019Building Survey of Fire Safety Consideration at St. Lucia campusPensar Infrastructure, Brisbane
Mr Ben LinnanDecember 2016Distribution of energy in large compartmentMaragi Pty Ltd, Australia


Visiting students, researchers, academics

NameDatesResearch at UQHome Institutions
Ms Sylvie KunzJune 2021 - 2022

Fire characteristics of green roofs

Griffith University, Australia
Ms Laura SchmidtNovember 2017Fire Performance of Timber ConstructionHamburg University of Technology, Germany
Dr Yongliang YangDec 2016 - Dec 2017Smouldering ResearchChina University of Mining and Technology
Mr Igor WachterMar - Sep 2017Self-extinguishment of Timber at Bench- and Medium-ScaleSlovak University of Technology, Slovakia
Ms Marta TenaJun - Jul 2017Study on fire-induced concrete spallingUniversidad Pontificia Comillas, Spain
Mr Jason TignardFeb - Jul 2017Occurrence of Heat-Induced Concrete Spalling for under a Range of Heating ConditionsPolytech Clermont-Ferrand, France
Mr Rolff Ripke LeistedJul - Nov 2016Analyse large-scale fire test data of a experiment investigating the influence of sandwich panels influence in compartment firesTechnical University of Denmark
Mr Jose UrgelJun - Jul 2016Investigation of bond behaviou at elevated temperature - Fracture energy analysisUniversidad Pontificia Comillas, Spain
Ms Lily BostromOct 2016 - Feb 2016Assist in various projects in the Fire LaboratorySP Technical Research Institute of Sweden