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.

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