Research projects

Go to Nanotechnology and bio-inspired flame retardants

Nanotechnology and bio-inspired flame retardants

Novel strategies to combine nano-particles with existing flame retardants through nano-filter technology.

Go to Multi-scale computational models for fire propagation

Multi-scale computational models for fire propagation

Multi-scale computational models that capture the flammability properties, thermal degradation, and combustion characteristics of advanced lightweight materials and structures.

Go to Innovative fire suppression and fire control approaches

Innovative fire suppression and fire control approaches

Develop innovative fire suppression systems as well as practical fire control strategies.

Go to Human behavioural models for crowd movement

Human behavioural models for crowd movement

Investigate how the evacuation of people in the event of building fire is affected by the human behavioural response to a fire situation subject to the burning of lightweight materials.

Go to Fire Testing and Standards

Fire Testing and Standards

Establish new fire tests and standards to ensure that more robust fire safety provisions are provided for advanced materials and applications.

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UNSW PhD opportunities available!

about us

World-Leading Centre for Innovation in Fire Safety Technologies

This Training Centre, which strongly aligns with the Advanced Manufacturing priority, brings together an outstanding team of 39 Chief and Partner Investigators from 27 organisations from Australia, Hong Kong, China, UK and USA to provide high quality training of 19 industry-focused fire researchers. Through joint ARC Discovery, Linkage, and other industry-supported projects, the five Australian universities of this Training Centre (UNSW, RMIT, WSU, USQ and Uni Adelaide) have established strong collaborative research track records in flame retardant materials, performance of structures under fire, and modelling of the propagation process of fire.

CENTRE MANAGEMENT

Professor Guan Heng Yeoh

Centre Director
g.yeoh@unsw.edu.au

Professor Chun Wang

Deputy Director
chun.h.wang@unsw.edu.au

DR ANTHONY CHUN YIN YUEN

Centre Manager
c.y.yuen@unsw.edu.au

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