The Student Scholar Award

The Student Scholar Award was established in 2006 by the Board of Governors of the SFPE Foundation to recognize students who are performing research to advance the science and practice of fire protection engineering. The Foundation's Board of Governors makes the selection annually. Nominations are accepted from undergraduate, graduate and post-graduate students and are judged on scientific quality and relevance of their research to the fire protection engineering profession.

2015 Recipients

Karl Fridolf, Ph.D.

Karl Fridolf holds a BSc in Fire Protection Engineering and an MSc in Engineering (Risk Management and Safety). Since 2011, he has been pursuing a PhD in Engineering, which he received on June 12, 2015, after having successfully defending his doctoral thesis entitled "Rail Tunnel Evacuation." Up until November 2014, he was employed as a doctoral student at Lund University, and has since then been working at SP Fire Research as a Research Scientist. Fridolf is also currently the President of the Swedish Chapter of SFPE.

Prior Recipients

Board of Governors
Grants and Awards

Chief Donald J. Burns Memorial Research Grant

Dr. Guylène Proulx, OC Scholarship

Student Research Grants

Jack Bono Award

Arthur B. Guise Medal

Foundation Student Scholar
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