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Carlos Fernandez-Pello, PhD

Fire Science Advisor; Lead, Small-Scale Fire Experiments

Professor of Mechanical Engineering, UC Berkeley

Carlos contributes to the Fuel Mapping & Fire Physics Team, supervising the analysis of laboratory experimental data and model correlation. His research focuses on combustion, heat and mass transfer, and thermodynamics; material flammability; ignition and flame spread; smoldering and the transition to flaming; explosive burning of droplets and boiling of liquid fuel pools; solar energy storage; and microscale power generation. Recent research includes material flammability in Earth and spacecraft environments and wildland spot fire ignition. He has published over 250 peer reviewed technical papers and is co-author of the book Fundamentals of Combustion Processes (Springer). Carlos holds a doctorate in Engineering from UC San Diego and a doctor of engineering degree from the University of Madrid, Spain.