22 July 2014

Fire and Materials Group AGM

Organised by:

SCI's Fire Chemistry Group

University of Bolton

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Fire science operates across socio-economical as well as science and technological boundaries. Focus on the fire behavior of materials, primarily natural and synthetic polymers, determines safety of the built environments, transport and civil and defence issues. Within the materials chemical sector the importance of thermal and fire behaviour is significant for a majority of areas of interest defined by SCI's Technical Interest Groups.

The SCI Fire and Materials Group (FMG) will promote research and developments into the interactions between fire and materials, and their relevance to fire safety, by providing a forum for the discussion of pure and applied research in these areas. The FMG will also provide a unique UK interface between the academic and industrial/commercial sectors. Emphasis will be placed on holding regular meetings to encourage the discussion of ongoing research and its broader applications, particularly among younger scientists. Membership is open to industrialists and academics, including students, with an interest in this important area. This will be an active Group with likely interaction and crossover with SCI's Materials Chemistry Group.

Join us for our inaugural meeting where presentations will include Baljinder Kandola (B.Kandola@bolton.ac.uk); Dick Horrocks (arh1@bolton.ac.uk); Dennis Price (dp3@bolton.ac.uk).


Event Day

Event Section
10:30 to 11:00
11:00 to 11:05
Prof Baljinder Kandola: Welcome
11:30 to 12:00
Prof Baljinder Kandola: Fire retardant composite research at Bolton
12:00 to 12:30
Prof Richard Hull: Fire chemistry research at UCLAN
12:30 to 13:30
Lunch and networking
13:30 to 14:00
Dr Gill Smart: Recent applied fire materials research at Bolton
14:00 to 14:30
Dr Stuart Brown: The Knowledge Centre for Materials Chemistry and academe-industry collaboration
14:30 to 15:15

Tea and end of event.
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Venue and Contact

University of Bolton

Institute for Materials Research and Innovation,

University of Bolton,


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£15 for members and non-members, including lunch and refreshments.

£10 for Post Graduate students

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