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Dr. Paul Martin Currie

Lecturer in Fire Safety Engineering

School of Engineering

JB Firth Building, JBF007

+44 (0) 1772 89 3514

pmcurrie@uclan.ac.uk

Paul is a Chartered Fire Engineer and Member of the Institute of Fire Engineers with 15 years postgraduate experience in the field of structures and fire safety engineering, encompassing research, testing, CFD modelling, fire risk assessment, fire safety management, design work and lecturing.

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Paul is a Chartered Fire Engineer and Member of the Institute of Fire Engineers with 15 years postgraduate experience in the field of structures and fire safety engineering, encompassing research, testing, CFD modelling, fire risk assessment, fire safety management, design work and lecturing.

His lecturing experience includes teaching at the University of Central Lancashire and the School of Continuing and Professional Education at the City University of Hong Kong.

Consultancy design projects Paul has worked on include a number of private, public and commercial buildings including schools, colleges, university developments, residential developments, offices, warehouses, shopping centres, sports grounds, healthcare facilities, and car parks.

Qualifications

Ph.D Structural Fire Engineering, University of Manchester, 2004
B.Eng (Hons) Structural Engineering, University of Manchester, 1998

Awards

2008 Henry Adams Diploma awarded by Institute of Structural Engineers

Publications

CG Bailey, PM Currie, RF Miller (2006), “Development of a new long span composite floor system”,The Structural Engineer, 7 November 2006, pp.32-38 (Received Henry Adams Diploma awarded by Institute of Structural Engineers in 2008).

JM Davies, PM Currie (2006), “GRP offshore: applications and design for fire”, Construction Materials,Volume 159, Issue 3, August 2006, pp.93-101.

PM Currie, JM Davies, YC Wang (2003), “Thermal and structural performance of GRP panels and short columns under fire conditions”, International Journal of Materials and Product Technology, Volume 19, No.4 & 5, 2003.

Research

Paul's research interests cover a wide range of fire related topics including; the performance of materials and structures in fire, CFD modelling, experimental testing and general fire safety engineering issues.

He is currently Director of Studies for two PhD students undertaking research on the following topics:

A study of fire characteristics from complex fuel geometries

Roots and Origins of Human Fire Safety Behaviour

Research projects Paul has been involved with include:

ASPAN Project - European Community funded research into the durability assessment of sandwich panels intended to be used as roof coverings and wall finishes.

Membrane action of composite floor slabs - Research project investigating the behaviour of concrete slabs at ambient and elevated temperatures.

PYROMMS Project - Department of Trade and Industry project looking at fire testing of composites for construction and transport applications.

Tek-Dek – prototype testing of a new long span, pre-tensioned composite steel/concrete flooring system. Co-authored award winning research paper.

Minesure – Structural testing of a full scale steel cassette building in France.

Memberships

Chartered Fire Engineer (C.Eng)

Member of the Institute of Fire Engineers (MIFireE)

Teaching Activities and Responsibilities

Paul's teaching contributions cover a wide range of topics at both undergraduate and postgraduate level.

He is currently Module Tutor and responsible for delivery of the following modules:

FV2207 – Structures, Materials and Fire
FV3002 – Fire Protection Engineering
FV3201 – Engineering Design Project
FV4002 – Fire Engineering Solutions (both at UCLan and at City University of Hong Kong)
FV4201 – Advanced Engineering Design Project

He also contributes to:

FV1207 - Buildings, Materials and Fire
FV1202 - Engineering Design Practice
FV3001 - Enclosure Fire Dynamics
FV4001 - Fires in Buildings
FV4003 - Computational Fluid Dynamics

Paul supervises a number of undergraduate and postgraduate research dissertation projects for:

FV3900 - Fire Science Dissertation
FV4900 - Fire Science Dissertation