The Science of UL Xplorlabs: Fire Forensics – August 2020

The Science of xplorlabs

TUESDAY, AUGUST 4, 2020 – 3:00pm Central Time



Daniel Madrzykowski, Ph.D., P.E
Research Director
UL Firefighter Safety Research Institute (FSRI)

Dan Madrzykowski, Ph.D., P.E., is the director of research for FSRI.  He has conducted fire investigation related studies in a wide range of areas including; fire pattern repeatability, fire fighter line of duty deaths, oil field fires in Kuwait, the post-earthquake fires in Kobe, Japan, the Station Night Club fire, and the Cook County Administration Building fire in Chicago.

Dan earned his BS and MS from the University of Maryland and his PhD in Fire Engineering from the University of Canterbury. Dan is a member of the National Fire Protection Association, and the International Association of Arson Investigators. He is a Fellow of the Society of Fire Protection Engineers, and an associate member of the American Academy of Forensic Science. He serves on NFPA Technical Committee for Fire Investigation and he is currently assisting with the revision of the fire investigation curriculum at the U.S. National Fire Academy. He has helped with the development of modules on fire dynamics, heat transfer and flow path, and thermometry.


Travis Koupal

Travis Koupal teaches 8th-grade science and serves as the STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math) Coordinator and Program Lead at Justice Page Middle School, part of Minneapolis Public Schools, in Minneapolis, MN. He has been teaching middle school Science and Engineering for 14 years, and has been an Xplorlabs Ambassador since 2018.”

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