CityU/UNSW Research Forum Workshop on AI and Advanced Modelling Techniques for Flame-Retardant Materials

The Research Forum Workshop was successfully held on 22/03/2022. This workshop is a research communication between UNSW and CityU on the topic of AI and Advanced Modelling Techniques for Flame-Retardant Materials. Dr. Anthony Yuen from UNSW and Prof. Eric Lee from CityU attended the workshop. Six presenters delivered their presentations during the workshop. The presentation Read more about CityU/UNSW Research Forum Workshop on AI and Advanced Modelling Techniques for Flame-Retardant Materials[…]

Investigating a prospective light-weight fire retardant material with superior properties

Scientists from UNSW and ANSTO have characterised the structure of advanced materials, that could be used as a lightweight fire-retardant filler. Fire retardant materials can self-extinguish if they ignite. A team under Professor Guan Heng Yeoh, Director of the ARC Training Centre for Fire Retardant Materials and Safety Technologies at UNSW and Thermal-Hydraulic Specialist at ANSTO, are working to commercialise Read more about Investigating a prospective light-weight fire retardant material with superior properties[…]

MDPI Molecules Special Issue “New Prospects in Flame-Retardant Materials”

Dear Colleagues, Lightweight, high-performance composite materials, such as fibre-reinforced polymers, are rapidly replacing conventional building materials. Nevertheless, these polymeric materials are often associated with life-threatening fire hazards due to the production of toxic substances in the event of fires. Fire incidents caused by these highly flammable polymers have increased dramatically over the last decade. Therefore, Read more about MDPI Molecules Special Issue “New Prospects in Flame-Retardant Materials”[…]

Group Activities

Congratulations to Mr Cheng Wang, who has submited his PhD Thesis, for his thesis titled: “The development and implementation of a population balance method-based soot model in diffusion flames”! Cheng is currently working as a research fellow at UNSW.

Partnership with the University of Western Sydney to create capacities in fire safety research

On the 15 November 2019, a group of ARC Training Centre researchers from Western Sydney University (WSU) lead by A/Prof. Swapan Saha and Dr. Yaping He visited our group. During the meeting, A/Prof. Saha introduced the current research conducted in WSU and discussed future collaboration between WSU and UNSW including sharing the fire testing facility Read more about Partnership with the University of Western Sydney to create capacities in fire safety research[…]

Official Launch Event

The Australian Research Council (ARC) Training Centre for Fire Retardant Materials and Safety Technologies has been officially launched on the 2nd of July 2019. Partnering with government bodies, domestic and international companies and universities, this training centre will create knowledge on novel green and durable fire retardant materials, advanced fire models for urban and built Read more about Official Launch Event[…]

ARC Training Centre in Fire Retardant Materials and Safety Technologies Workshop

ARC Training Centre in Fire Retardant Materials and Safety Technologies Workshop was held successfully on 1st of July, 2019. The topic of this workshop is “An Integrated Approach to Fire Protection of Building Materials and Structures”. It is a great opportunity and platform for academics, industrial partners and the government agencies to get together and Read more about ARC Training Centre in Fire Retardant Materials and Safety Technologies Workshop[…]