Curriculum Vitae


I currently work as a Post-Doctoral Researcher at UL’s Fire Safety Research Institute (FSRI) in Columbia, Maryland. I am involved in multiple projects requiring application and assessment of Fire Dynamics Simulator (FDS), a Large Eddy Simulation (LES) code. I simulate life-size experiments performed by UL FSRI to investigate the robustness of several sub-models used in FDS. I am also involved in data analysis of large-scale experiments to derive scientific-based improvement of understanding hazards in such scnearios and provide tactical considerations for firefighting.


2017 - 2021 University of Maryland, College Park Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering

Dissertation: Experiments and Semi-Empirical Modeling of Buoyancy-Driven, Turbulent Flame Spread over Combustible Solids in a Corner Configuration

2014 - 2016 Texas A&M University, College Station Masters in Chemical Engineering

Thesis: Application of Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) to Study Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) Pool Fires

Work Experience

2021 - Now Post-doctoral Researcher Research work to improve safety and operation of firefighters, people, and environment Fire Safety Research Institute, Columbia, Maryland, U.S.A

2017 - 2021 Graduate Research Assistant Doctoral Research on flame spread and material flammability University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland, U.S.A

2016 Student Co-op Development of 1D Fire Shelter-in-place (SIP) consequence analysis model Baker Engineering and Risk Consultants Inc., Houston, Texas, U.S.A