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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).

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Fact Check - In wake of Maui fires, here's why some trees survive damage

Fire protection engineering professors Albert Simeoni and James Urban were quoted in a Reuters Fact Check article on the dynamics of the devastating fires in Hawaii. They explain how wildfires spread and why some things in a burned area avoid damage when so much else is destroyed.