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MEET OUR TEAM

Steve Craft, Ph.D., P.Eng.

Dr. Steve Craft recently spent 5 years as a Research Scientist in the Fire Group at Canada’s national wood products laboratory, FPInnovations. He holds a Ph.D. from Carleton University in Fire Safety Engineering and an undergraduate degree in Forest Engineering from the University of New Brunswick. Dr. Craft is an Adjunct Professor and Lecturer in the Fire Safety Engineering Program at Carleton University. He teaches courses in Wood Engineering, Fire Dynamics, and Wood Structures and Fire Safety. Dr. Craft is a member of the International Society of Fire Protection Engineers (SFPE), the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), and the International Association for Fire Safety Science (IAFSS); chairs a Task Group on Fire Resistance under the CSA Committee on Wood Design; chairs a Task Group on Exterior Fire Tests under the ULC-S100A Committee on Fire Tests; and, is active in many other North American and international codes and standards committees

Jim Mehaffey, Ph.D.

Dr. Jim Mehaffey has been active in the fire protection community since 1980. From 1980 to 1987, he was a research scientist at the National Fire Laboratory of the National Research Council of Canada where he developed fire models to describe the growth and severity of building fires. He also conducted a series of full-scale room-fire experiments to validate the models. From 1988 until 2009, he was a research scientist at Canada’s national wood products laboratory, FPInnovations, where he modelled the fire performance of wood-frame assemblies and developed design tools to deliver performance-based fire-safety design. From 1993 to 1997, he was seconded to the University of British Columbia, where he was Director and Associate Professor in the Fire Protection Engineering Program. Since 2000, he has been an Adjunct Professor and Lecturer in the Fire Safety Engineering Program at Carleton University. Over the years, Dr. Mehaffey has been involved in a number of fire investigations involving large-loss fires. He has also been active in domestic and international codes and standards.

George Hadjisophocleus, Ph.D., P.Eng., FSFPE

Prof. George Hadjisophocleus has been involved in fire safety research and engineering for over 25 years. He has spent 12 years as a Research Officer and Group Leader in the Fire Research Program of the National Research Council of Canada before moving to Carleton University in 2001 to become the holder of the prestigious NSERC/FPInnovations Industrial Research Chair in Fire Safety Engineering. At Carleton University, Dr. Hadjisophocleus started a graduate program in Fire Safety Engineering, developed world-class full-scale fire research facilities, and now leads a team of 15 graduate students, two technicians and a post-doctoral fellow. His research areas include: the development of a fire risk analysis model; full-scale testing and computer modelling to study the behaviour of timber connections and HSS steel connections in fire; atrium smoke management; design fires; fire suppression in tunnels; and the measurement of the heat release rate of train cars using full-scale testing. He holds a Ph.D. degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of New Brunswick and he is the author of over 150 publications in the above research areas. Dr. Hadjisophocleus is a Fellow of the International Society of Fire Protection Engineers (SFPE), the Coordinator of CIB Commission W14 on Fire, a member of the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and the International Association for Fire Safety Science (IAFSS), and a Registered Professional Engineer in the Province of Ontario.

Olivia Craft

Olivia Craft is a Communications Specialist with 15 years experience in Communications, Copy Writing, Fundraising, Administration and Project Management. Her work experience, leadership skills and international background make Olivia an asset to the CHM team. Olivia’s passion is building community and bringing people together. She holds a Masters Degree from Carleton University and an Honours Environmental Science Degree from Queen’s University.