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Fire Technology

Fire Technology

Editor-in-Chief: Guillermo Rein

ISSN: 0015-2684 (print version)
ISSN: 1572-8099 (electronic version)

Journal no. 10694


About the Bigglestone Award 

This award is named to honor the memory of Harry C. Bigglestone, who served as a trustee of the Fire Protection Research Foundation and chair of the NFPA Committee on Central Station Signaling Systems and who was a fellow and past president of the Society of Fire Protection Engineers.
The Harry C. Bigglestone Award is given annually to the paper appearing in Fire Technology that best represents excellence in the communication of fire protection concepts. Accompanying this award is a USD 2,000 cash prize from the Fire Protection Research Foundation.
2017 - Enrico Ronchi, Erica D. Kuligowski, Daniel Nilsson, Richard D. Peacock, Paul A. Reneke
2016 - Henrik Bjelland, Ove Njå, Atle William Heskestad, Geir Sverre Braut
2015 - Ethan I. D. Foote, Samuel L. Manzello
2014 - Ann Jeffers, Qianru Guo, Kaihang Shi, Zili Jia, Erica Kuligowski
2013 - Kristopher Overholt, Ofodike (D.K.) Ezekoye
2012 - Gregory T. Linteris
2011 - Robert Jansson and Lars Borstrom
2010 - Paul Mason, Charles Fleischmann, Chris Rogers, Alan McKinnon, Keith Unsworth, Michael Spearpoint
2009 - Tingguang Ma, Michael S. Klassen, Stephen M. Olenick, Richard J. Roby, Jose L. Torero
2008 - Bogdan Dlugogorski, Eric Kennedy, Ted Schaefer
2007 - Michael S. Klassen, Jason A. Sutula, Maclain M. Holton, Richard J. Roby, Thomas Izbicki
2006 - Brian Y. Lattimer, Uri Vandsburger, Richard J. Roby
2005 - Tingguang Ma, Stephen M. Olenick, Michael S. Klassen, Richard J. Roby, Jose L. Torero
2004 - Susan L. Rose-Pehrsson, Sean J. Hart, Thomas T. Street, Frederick W. Williams, Mark H. Hammond, Daniel T. Gottuk, Mark T. Wright, Jennifer T. Wong
2003 - Scott K. Anderson, Robert G. Bill, Jr., Richard Ferron, Hsiang-Cheng Kung
2002 - Steven D. Wolin
2001 - James R. Lawson, William E. Mell
2000 - James A. Milke
1999 - Brian Y. Lattimer, Richard J. Roby, Uri Vandsburger
1998 - James Quintiere
1997 - Mohammed Sultan, Noah L. Ryder, Frederick Leprince, James A. Milke, Frederick W. Mowrer, Jose L. Torero
1996 - Thomas McAvoy, James A. Milke
1995 - Charles J. Kibert, Douglas Dierdorf
1994 - Robert G. Bill, Jr., Hsiang-Cheng Kung
1993 - David J. O’Connor, Gordon W. H. Silcock
1992 - John R. Hall, Jr., Ai Sekizawa
1991 - Frederick W. Mowrer
1990 - Homer W. Carhart, Francis R. Faith, J. Thomas Hughes, Curtis T. Ewing
1989 - Dingyi Huan, John Krasny, John Rockett
1988 - Frederick W. Mowrer, Robert Brady Williamson
1987 - Richard L. Smith
1986 - Peter F. Johnson
1985 - T. T. Lie, Kenneth J. Schwartz

About the Jack Watts Award 

The Jack Watts Award for Outstanding Reviewer of Fire Technology is presented annually to those whose reviews were most valuable in terms of the quality, in-depth, number and timelieness.
The 2018 winners are:
- Katherine Cashell, Brunel University, UK
- Greg Baker, BRANZ, New Zealand
- Randall McDermott, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), USA
- Ruggiero Lovreglio, Massey University, New Zealand
The 2017 winners are:
- Enrico Ronchi, Lund University
- Stephen M. Olenick, Combustion Science & Engineering, Inc., USA
- Wolfram Jahn, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile
- Tarek Beji, Ghent University
The 2016 winners are:
-Jason Floyd from Jensen Hughes, USA
-Egle Rackauskaite from Imperial College London, UK
-Jie Ji from University of Science and Technology of China, China
-Pedro Reszka from Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez, Chile
The 2015 winners are:
- Marcos Chaos from FM Global, USA
- John Gales from Carleton University, Canada
- Xinyan Huang from Imperial College London, UK
- Elizabeth Blanchard from CSTB, France
The 2014 winners are:
- Rita Fahy from NFPA, USA
- Steve Gwynne from University of Greenwich, UK
- Michael Gollner from University of Maryland, USA
- Margaret McNamee from SP, Sweden

About the Bono Award 

The Jack Bono Award for engineering communications is given by The Society of Fire Protection Engineers’ Educational and Scientific Foundation to the paper that has most contributed to the advancement of professional fire protection engineering.
• Vytenis Babrauskas, Ph. D. (1997)
• Jonathan Barnett, Ph.D. (1998)
• Bernard Cuzzillo, Ph.D. and Patrick Pagni, Ph.D. (1999)
• Andrew Kim, Ph.D. and Joseph Su, Ph.D. (2000)
• Stefan Sardquist and Goren Holmstedt (2002)
• Ian D. Bennetts, Ph.D. and Ian R. Thomas, Ph.D. (2004)
• Christopher J. Wieczorek, Ph. D., Uri Vandsburger, Ph. D., and Jaon E. Floyd, Ph. D. (2005)
• Paul A. Croce, Sc.D., John P. Hill, and Yibing Xin, Ph.D. (2006)
• Justin A. Geiman, Daniel T. Gottuk, Ph.D., P.E., and James A. Milke, Ph.D., P.E., FSFPE (2007)
• Hui Xie, Lazaros Filippidis, Darren Blackshields, Peter Lawrence, Steven Gwynne, and Edwin R. Galea (2008)
• Andrew K. Kim, Ph.D. and George P. Crampton (2009)
• John L. de Ris, Hong-Zeng Yu, and Benjamin Ditch (2010)
• Yaping He, Prof. (2011)
• Magnus Arvidson (2012)
• Ying Zhen Li, Bo Lei, and Haukur Ingason (2013)
• William C-K Wong, LEED AP, Professor Nicholas A. Dembsey, Ph.D, P.E., FSFPE, Jarrod Alston, P.E., and Chris W. Lautenberger, Ph.D., P.E. (2014)
• Elizabeth Blanchard Ph.D. (2015)
• Nils Johansson, Stefan Svensson, Patrick van Hees (2016)
• Kevin McGrattan, Richard Peacock, Kristopher Overholt(2017)


The Tibor Z. Harmathy Award is presented annually to the student author who led the best Fire Technology paper. It includes a cash prize of $1,000 from Springer.

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    Fire Technology publishes original contributions, both theoretical and empirical, that contribute to the solution of problems in fire safety science and engineering. It is the leading journal in the field, publishing applied research dealing with the full range of actual and potential fire hazards facing humans and the environment. It covers the entire domain of fire safety science and engineering problems relevant in industrial, operational, cultural, and environmental applications, including modeling, testing, detection, suppression, human behavior, wildfires, structures, and risk analysis.

    The aim of Fire Technology is to push forward the frontiers of knowledge and technology by encouraging interdisciplinary communication of significant technical developments in fire protection and subjects of scientific interest to the fire protection community at large.

    It is published in conjunction with the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and the Society of Fire Protection Engineers (SFPE). The mission of NFPA is to help save lives and reduce loss with information, knowledge, and passion. The mission of SFPE is advancing the science and practice of fire protection engineering internationally.

    Material submitted for publication in Fire Technology is subject to a peer-review process. Decisions on manuscripts will be based on validity, usefulness, and presentation. An eminent international editorial board ensures and attracts high-quality articles. The main attributes sought in accepted contributions are originality, novelty, rigour, timeliness, and clarity. Review articles are welcome, and issues of Fire Technology may also feature brief technical communications, book reviews, and letters to the editor.

    Annually, two awards are presented to the best papers appearing in Fire Technology. The Harry C. Bigglestone Award for excellence in communication of fire protection concepts is given by the Fire Protection Research Foundation to the best overall paper, and the Jack Bono Award for engineering communications is given by The Society of Fire Protection Engineers’ Educational and Scientific Foundation to the paper that has most contributed to the advancement of professional fire protection engineering. The Jack Watts Award for Outstanding Reviews of Fire Technology celebrates high quality and helpful reviewers, an essential component of our journal, and is presented annually to those whose reviews were most valuable in terms of the quality, in-depth, number and timelieness.

    With thousands of subscribers worldwide, Fire Technology is a unique agent for the dissemination of scholarly work in fire safety science.

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