Fire Protection Engineering Department Seminar Series


Fire Protection Engineering Department

Seminar Series

All are Welcome

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

12:00 pm

FPE, 50 Prescott Street, Gateway Park II, Room 50P1226


***Light Lunch will be provided - RSVP to if you are able to attend***

 Two topics will be covered

Zahir Tohir, PhD

Lecturer and researcher | Universiti Putra Malaysia

Opportunities and challenges of fire science research in Malaysia


Fire science research in Malaysia can be considered in infancy stage. There are not much research outputs in this field considering there are needs for research. Therefore, this lecture will discuss on the opportunities and challenges of fire science research in Malaysia. 

Design fire of passenger vehicles


Fires associated with vehicles have the potential to impact on life safety and property protection. From literature, it was found that when it comes to vehicle simulation, researchers tend to use either t2 fire or a single heat release rate profile from various sources. Therefore, there is a need to come up with a probabilistic design fire of vehicles due to wide variations of possibilities of consequences can be caused by vehicle fire.


Zahir is currently a lecturer and researcher in Universiti Putra Malaysia, Malaysia. He obtained his PhD in Fire Engineering from University of Canterbury, New Zealand under the supervision of Michael Spearpoint and Charles Fleishcmann. His research interest lies in the area of fire risk analysis, probabilistic risk analysis, and forest fires. Currently he is conducting research on fire risk in tunnels and peat fire back in Malaysia.