Albert Simeoni, Fire Protection Engineering Department Head, Receives Prestigious International Research Award

The Society of Fire Protection Engineers (SFPE) Foundation, an organization focused on enhancing the scientific understanding of fire and its interaction with the natural and built environment, has awarded Professor Albert Simeoni the Arthur B. Guise Medal, the most prestigious award in fire protection engineering research. Simeoni is being honored for “his eminent achievement in the advancement of the science and technology by connecting wildland fire science and fire safety science to better address wildland fire threats as a component of fire protection engineering practice.”

“This award is truly an honor for me, my team, and our department as it recognizes our involvement with the Fire Protection Engineering community and our contribution to fire science and the profession.”

Simeoni, who has been FPE department head since 2017, is a recognized expert in fire and wildland fire science and has more than 20 years of experience developing experimental, analytical, and numerical techniques to better understand fire dynamics and predict fire and wildland fire behavior. He is currently conducting research as part of a grant to assess burn patterns in fires. He also recently worked with the New York Times to help determine smoke patterns at play in a deadly fire in the Bronx.

The SFPE Foundation is the charitable arm of SFPE, the world’s leading professional society for fire protection and fire safety engineering. It currently has over 4,800 members and over 100 chapters worldwide, including more than 20 student chapters. Simeoni will receive his award during the SFPE Annual Conference & Expo in Detroit, Michigan, October 12-14, 2022.