Xiaoyue Pi is a PhD student in the Department of Fire Protection Engineering at Worcester Polytechnic Institute. She received her B.S. in Fire Protection Engineering from Nanjing Tech University in 2014, and M.S. in Fire Protection Engineering from University of Maryland in 2015. Her current research interest is pool fire burning enhanced by nucleate boiling, advised by Professor Ali S. Rangwala. She has been involved in projects, including zone modeling of unstable behavior in mechanically-ventilated compartment fires, and experimental study on water curtain diluting the gas dispersion.