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Improving the safety and resilience of communities from fires and other hazardous events.


We explore the environment produced by hazards, impact of that environment on materials and systems, development of sensing/diagnostics to quantify the behavior, and creation of technology for improved performance in field applications.

Our research uses a wide range of experimental and computational techniques to advance our knowledge about systems in extreme environments and create machine learning models to provide computationally efficient methods for predicting system behavior.       

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