PhD Mechanical Engineering University of California, Berkeley 2017
MS Mechanical Engineering University of California, Berkeley 2014
BS Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering Case Western Reserve University 2012
My research focuses on the physical processes controlling whether or not flammable material ignites and then understanding how it burns. Much of this research has focused on small, hot objects such as firebrands (burning debris from an existing fire).
ISS360 reports fire protection engineering professor James Urban is working on cutting edge research to better predict the spread of massive, deadly wildfires by studying flames on the International Space Station.