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Gollner, Michael J.

Gollner, Michael J.

Associate Professor
FPE Laboratory Safety Officer
Fire Protection Engineering
Aerospace Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
3104A J.M. Patterson Building, College Park, MD 20742

EDUCATION

  • 2010 – 2012 Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of California, San Diego
    Thesis: Studies on Upward Flame Spread
    Advisor: Prof. Forman A. Williams
     
  • 2010 M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of California, San Diego
    Thesis: A Fundamental Approach towards Storage Commodity Classification
    Advisor: Prof. Forman A. Williams
     
  • 2008 B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of California, San Diego

BACKGROUND

  • Assistant Professor (2012-2017), University of Maryland, College Park
  • Graduate Research and Teaching Assistant (2008-2012), University of California, San Diego

Professional Leadership

  • 2016 – 2018 Board of Directors International Association of Wildland Fire
  • 2015 – 2018 Research Advisory Board NFPA Fire Protection Research Foundation
  • 2014 – present Principal Member NFPA Technical Committee on Wildland and Rural Fire Protection
  • 2014 – 2017 Management Committee International Association of Fire Safety Science (IAFSS)
  • 2012 – present Chair IAFSS Communications Subcommittee

Editorial Positions

  • 2017 – present Editorial Advisory Committee, International Journal of Wildland Fire
  • 2014 – present Associate Editor Fire Technology
  • 2014 – present Guest Editor Frontiers in Mechanical Engineering, Special Issue on Wildland Fires
  • 2014 – present Guest Editor Fire Technology Special Issue on Detection and Suppression
  • 2014 – present Editorial Board Member Fire Safety Journal
  • 2014 – present Editorial Board Member Technology
  • 2016 – present Editorial Board Member Frontiers in Mechanical Engineering

HONORS AND AWARDS

  • 2018 Fire Protection Research Foundation Medal (e-Sanctuary advisory committee), National Fire Protection Association
  • 2017 Proulx Early Career Award International Association of Fire Safety Science
  • 2016 Fire Protection Research Foundation Medal (Pathways to Fire Spread in the WUI Review), National Fire Protection Association
  • 2016 CAREER Award National Science Foundation
  • 2013 Jack Watts Award Outstanding Reviewer for Fire Technology
  • 2010 Chancellor’s Award for Sustainability University of California, San Diego
  • 2010 Recipient, Student Research Grant SFPE Educational and Scientific Foundation
  • 2010 Honorable Mention NSF Graduate Student Researcher Program
  • 2010 Rae K. Hepps Graduate Fellowship University of California, San Diego
  • 2010 Gordon Scholar Jacobs School of Engineering, UC San Diego

 BEST POSTERS AND PAPERS

  • 2017 Delegates Choice Outstanding Image 12th International Symposium on Fire Safety Science
  • 2017 Judge’s Choice Outstanding Student Poster, 12th International Symposium on Fire Safety Science
  • 2017 1st Prize for Artistic Merit - Photo 10th US National Combustion Meeting
  • 2015 Distinguished Paper, Fire Colloquium 35th International Symposium on Combustion
  • 2015 Best Workshop Paper International Conference on Computational Science
  • 2014 3 Readers and Editors Choice Awards HPCwire Magazine
  • 2012 Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship MAE Department, UC San Diego
  • 2011 Best Poster Award 10th International Symposium on Fire Safety Science
  • 2011 Best Fire Science Image Award 10th International Symposium on Fire Safety Science
  • 2011 3rd Place, Science Art Competition US National Combustion Meeting, Atlanta, GA

 

  • Wildland and Wildland-Urban Interface (WUI)
  • Fires Buoyancy-Driven Fluid Dynamics
  • Environmental sustainability
  • Fire Dynamics
  • Combustion
  • Material Flammability

Newly Discovered Blue Whirl Fire Tornado Burns Cleaner for Reduced Emissions; Could Lead to Better Oil Spill Cleanup

Clark School researchers describe a previously unobserved flame phenomenon in a new peer-reviewed paper.

  • ENFP 611, Fire Induced Flows
  • ENFP 489/629, Special Topics

 

Recent Publications and Preprints are available here

 

Newly Discovered Blue Whirl Fire Tornado Burns Cleaner for Reduced Emissions; Could Lead to Better Oil Spill Cleanup

Clark School researchers describe a previously unobserved flame phenomenon in a new peer-reviewed paper.

American Physical Society (APS)

American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA)