PhD in bushfire risk modelling

Current project

Project description

Dynamic fires intensify rapidly, posing grave threat to firefighters and property. Currently, operational models are limited to fires with relatively constant intensity. By synthesising current research on dynamic fire events such as vortex-driven lateral spread and merging fires with historical data sets and case studies of entrapment events, the project will develop risk models and guidelines that will improve firefighter and community safety.

Desired background

BSc in mathematics, physics, meteorology, BEng (mech), or equivalent preferred. Masters by research or practical experience is an asset. The successful applicant would need to meet the Australian Government H1E standards and UNSW entry standards.

Contact Jason to discuss possibilities.

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