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Spring 2019 visitors and new members in Aalto FSE team

We had a pleasure to welcome new members and short-term visitors to the FSE team: Ada Malagnino (right) from the University of Salento, Italy, is visiting our group for six months. Her PhD topic deals with the management of safety … Continue reading

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Two doctoral positions open in the FSE group

New things are coming! We are hiring two new doctoral students to the team: First is about the numerical simulation of spectral thermal radiation in condenced phase materials. Hadi will be the advisor for this thesis – the best possible … Continue reading

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Aalto FSE group in NFSD 2018

The Nordic Fire and Safety Days was held in Trondheim, Norway on 7.-8. June this time. From the Aalto fire safety engineering group, Prof. Simo Hostikka and doctoral students Aleksi Rinta-Paavola, Deepak Paudel and Teemu Isoj√§rvi attended the conference. Prof. … Continue reading

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Aalto FSE group: Summer trip to Suomenlinna

The fire safety engineering group visited the historic Suomenlinna fortress (UNESCO World heritage site) on 11th June. It was fun, exploring the tunnels and basking in the evening sun by the coast, as we watched the cruise set sail towards … Continue reading

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Topi Sikanen’s Doctoral Defence

Today, 19th January,¬† Topi Sikanen defended his dissertation on “Simulation of transport, evaporation, and combustion of liquids in large-scale fire incidents” supervised by Prof. Simo Hostikka. The opponent for his defence was Prof. Jennifer Wen from University of Warwick, UK.¬†Congratulations … Continue reading

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Aalto fire research team at IAFSS 2017

  The 12th edition of the triennial IAFSS Symposium was held at Lund University, Sweden this year. Four members of the Aalto fire research group, headed by Prof. Simo Hostikka, were present at the symposium to share their research with … Continue reading

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Will the induction cooktops wipe out kitchen fires?

Cooking or stove -originated fires are a significant group of residential fires. These fires start from a stove or a cooktop if it is left on alone, food is left on a hot pan for a long time or if … Continue reading

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Nordic Fire and Safety Days 2017 – remember to submit

Aalto University is one of the organizers of the 2017 Nordic Fire and Safety Days. There are still few days to submit your abstract. Last year, it was great event. Posted by Simo Hostikka

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New article highlights the importance of the fire -induced pressure

Our latest article, titled ‘Experiments and Numerical Simulations of Pressure Effects in Apartment Fires‘ is now available at Fire Technology -journal. It is OpenAccess. In this paper we summarize the experimental findings and numerical simulation validation. The main conclusion of … Continue reading

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MSc thesis topic in the numerical simulation of passive fire protection systems

We are looking for a MSc student to this paid MSc thesis project. Background: Passive fire protection systems (e.g. stone wool) are used in building and other industries to protect structures and devices from heat and hazardous conditions, such as … Continue reading

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