2017 Howard W. Emmons Distinguished Lecture Professor Emmons was a key supporter of the establishment of the graduate program in Fire Protection Engineering program at WPI in 1979, the first such program in the country. He continued to be a supporter of FPE until he passed away. The Howard W. Emmons Distinguished Lecture series was established to bring other such globally recognized leaders in fire research and education to deliver lectures to the WPI community on their work.
Dr. Ai Sekizawa
Tokyo University of Science
Lecture Title: "Challenges in Fire Safety in a Society facing a Rapidly Aging Population"