Subcommittee for Research & Innovation (SCRI)


The Subcommitee on Research & Innovation (SCRI) is comprised of members with a research or technology development background, a desire to help chart future research priorities for the profession, and an interest in working with other groups, companies, and associations to obtain input for, and communicate back, SFPE research priorities and directions for the future.

The SCRI has three working groups:
  • Roadmap Working Group (RWG) – Develops and maintains a research needs roadmap for the SFPE.
  • External Communications Working Group (ECWG) -- Facilitates effective communications between the SCRI and internal and/or external stakeholders including industry collaborators to both promote the work of the SCRI and to seek input to the SCRI work program where required.
  • Innovation and Emerging Technology Working Group (IETWG) -- Monitors innovation and emerging technology trends in the international fire safety and fire protection community, and keep SFPE International abreast of such developments in industry, academia, and governmental institutions.

Subcommittee for Research & Innovation Launches Roadmap that Identifies Research Needs for the Fire Safety Engineering Profession

On Tuesday, October 10 at the SFPE North America Conference and Expo in Montreal, Canada, the SFPE Subcommittee for Research and Innovation (SCRI) unveiled SFPEs research roadmap that highlights the research needs for the fire safety engineering profession. This roadmap is intended to be a living document that will be central to defining the future of SFPEs technical initiatives.  Its main focus was based on what research is needed by practicing fire safety/protection engineers. View the downloadable roadmap. Since this is intended to be a living document, the SCRI will always be looking for your feedback on how to improve this document. Please send comments to the SFPE Technical Director at

Subcommittee for Research and Innovation Releases Roadmap Report

The SFPE Subcommittee for Research and Innovation completed a report that outlines the process used to develop the SFPE Research Roadmap. This report provides details about the survey that was used and information related to the workshops that were used by the Subcommittee.

Meeting Reports

Committee Members

Name Employer
Greg Baker (chair) BRANZ
Adam Barowy UL
Haavard Boehmer Combustion Science & Engineering
Hubert Biteau Exponent
David Charters Risktec DMCC
Albert V. Condello III Banda Group
Luca Fiorentini TESCA
Gavin Horn University of Illinois Fire Service Institute
Bryan Hoskins OSU
Ann Jeffers University of Michigan
Amanda Kimball Research Foundation
Bryan Klein Thunderhead
Chris LaFleur Sandia National Laboratories
James Lord ATF
Christian Maluk University of Queensland
Chee Sheng Ow UniversityTechnoligi MARA
Guillermo Rein Imperial College London
Ruben Rodriguez Prosegur
Joseph A. Senecal Kidde-Fenwall
David Sheppard ATF
Seth Sienkiewicz FM Global
Tom Woodford US Coast Guard
Aixi Zhou UNC Charlotte
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