The Fire Protection Research Foundation announced winners of the 2013 William M. Carey and Ronald K. Mengel awards recently. Participants of the 2013 Suppression, Detection and Signaling Research and Applications (SUPDET) Symposium voted to select winning papers to be recognized. SUPDET is the Foundation’s annual symposium on suppression and detection research, and applications. Awards will be presented to winners at the 2014 SUPDET symposium.
The 2013 Ronald K. Mengel Award for outstanding detection paper is “Cooking Fire Prevention” by Robin Zevotek, James Milke and Thomas Fabian. Zevotek is a master’s student at University of Maryland; Milke is a professor and chair of the Dept. of Fire Protection Engineering at University of Maryland; Fabian is a fire research manager at Underwriters Laboratories Inc.
The 2013 William M. Carey Award for best suppression paper was awarded to Christopher Wieczorek, Benjamin Ditch and Tom Long for “Flammability Characterization of Li-ion Batteries in Bulk Storage.” Wieczorek is group manager fire protection at FM Global; Ditch is senior research engineer at FM Global; Long is a principal engineer and director of Exponent’s Maryland office.
Congrats to each of this year's winners! Read more about the Carey and Mengel awards.