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PhD Mechanical Engineering Universite de Corse Pascal 2000
MSc Mechanical Engineering Polytech Marseille 1996
MEng Mechanical Engineering, IUSTI 1996
BS Physics and Applications University of Corsica 1994

Professor Simeoni is an internationally recognized expert in fire and wildland fire and fire science, with over 120 journal papers, conference papers, and book chapters. He has more than 20 years of experience developing experimental, analytical, and numerical techniques to better understand fire dynamics and to predict fire and wildland fire behavior. Before joining WPI, he held academic leadership positions in fire research in the UK (University of Edinburgh) and in France (University of Corsica). He has also experience as a consultant in fire science in the U.S. and has spent over 10 years volunteering and working as a firefighter in France. Starting as a volunteer firefighter, he ultimately led all aspects of fire, wildland fire, and rescue operations, in the capacity of Chief of Fire Station.

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Scholarly Work

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    Zhou, K., & Simeoni, A. (2021). An Analytical Model for Predicting the Flame Length of Fire Lines and Tree Crown Scorching. International Journal of Wildland Fire, 31(3), 240-254.

    Thomas, J.C., Mueller, E.V., Gallagher, M.R., Clark, K.L., Skowronski, N., Simeoni A., Hadden, R.M. (2021). Coupled assessment of fire behaviour and firebrand dynamics. Frontiers in Mechanical Engineering: Thermal and Mass Transport, 7, .

    Di Cristina, G., Skowronski, N.S., Simeoni, A., Rangwala, A.S., Im, S.K. (2021). Flame spread predictions over linear discrete fuel arrays using an empirical B-number model and stagnation point flow. Combustion and Flame, 234, 111644.

    Li, B., Yu, L., Simeoni, A., Ji, J.,Wan, H., Ding, L. (2021). Investigation of the flow characteristics around two tandem propane fires in a windy environment. Fuel, 286(2), 119344.

    Gaudet, B., Simeoni, A., Gwynne, S., Kuligowski, E., Benichou, N. (2021). A review of post-incident studies for wildland-urban interface fires. Journal of Safety Science and Resilience, 1(1), 59-65.

    Schneider, L., Betting, B., Patterson, M., Skowronski, N., Simeoni, A. (2021). Experimental study of fire spread through discontinuous fuels without flame contact. Fire Safety Journal, 120, 103066.

    Professional Highlights & Honors
    Best Editor Award
    Journal of Safety Science and Resilience
    Miegunyah Distinguished Visiting Fellow
    University of Melbourne, Australia
    Rashbash Medal for Excellence in Wildland Fire Research
    Institution of Fire Engineers
    NBC Boston
    How Climate Change is Impacting Wildfires

    In the report, “How Climate Change is Impacting Wildfires,” NBC10 interviewed Albert Simeoni, professor, department head, fire protection engineering. “If we understand better how fires start then we can start to support policy and decision making, he said.

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