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Warwick FIRE

Led by Professor Jennifer Wen

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Warwick FIRE is a multidisciplinary research laboratory for both fundamental and applied research into fire and explosion hazards as well as accidental release of hazardous materials. The laboratory was formed by Professor Jennifer Wen in May 2013 following her move to the University of Warwick from Kingston University London, where she established and led the world-class Centre for Fire and Explosion Studies for over 10 years. Supported by substantial funding from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), the European Commission, the Technology Strategy Board, Innovate UK and industrial organisations from both within the UK and aboard, there are three main threads in our research activities:

* Fundamental research through model development and study of generic flow configurations

* Cross cutting safety issues related to energy

* Cross cutting safety issues related to the built environment



Professor Jennifer Wen was re-appointed in January 2020 to the European Hydrogen Safety Panel, which was established by the Joint Undertaking of Fuel Cell and Hydrogen. She will continue to lead the sub-task on "Data collection and assessment".
Professor Jennifer Wen was elected to the Committee of the British Section of the Combustion Institute in September 2019.