1 Sept 2017
Dr Lesley Gibson and Mohamed Beshir (mid-september) started today at The University of Edinburgh, working alongside Drs David Rush and Rory Hadden, on the IRIS-Fire Project.
Lesley will primarily be working on developing the mapping algorithms and frameworks to identify and quantify the fire risks within informal settlements.
15 Aug 2017
Dr Graham Spinardi has recently been awarded an ESRC grant to look into more depth the social and technological issues within informal settlements with respect to fires.
The ESRC grant, titled "Tackling Fire in Informal Urban Settlements: An Interdisciplinary Approach", is to work alongside many aspects of the IRIS-Fire project. With this being the case, the grants will work together in terms of outputs and deliverables, to maximise the use of resources to the fullest possible extent.
3 July 2017
Dr Charles Kahanji started today at Stellenbosh University, working alongside Dr Richard Walls, on the IRIS-Fire Project. Charles gained his PhD from Ulster University, Belfast, UK working on high performance fibre reinforced concrete. He previously lectured at the University of Zambia. He obtained his MEng in structural engineering from the Wuhan University of Technology, China, and his under-graduate degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Zambia. His research interests are in fire behaviour and performance of construction materials and informal settlement fires. He worked a consulting engineer in Zambia for two years.
29 May 2017
An exciting and thought provoking visit to Stellenbosch and Cape Town, meeting with Dr Richard Walls and colleagues as we discuss the next few years of the project.
The trip also included a few trips to some of the settlements that we are considering studying, both socially and physically, for the IRIS-Fire project.
Project brief for IRIS-Fire - motivation, objectives and key partners.
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