Tarek Zohdi, Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Chief Technology Officer of the Fung Institute, launched the Fire Research Working Group to develop and implement more effective engineering solutions for uncontrolled wildfires.

The Fire Research Group consists of researchers at UC Berkeley, the Space Sciences Laboratory, and Lawrence Berkeley National Labs who bring together expertise in engineering science, environmental science, policy, management, ecology and forestry to bolster research in fire science, mitigation, suppression, management and control. The group’s objective is to harness modern technology and engineering science to develop long-term planning strategies and on-demand rapid solutions for  firefighting in real time.

Faculty, staff, and students are invited to join the team. Email Tarek Zohdi at [email protected] for more information.