SFPE Europe Elects Kathrin Grewolls and Luciano Nigro to Board of Directors
Grewolls and Nigro join David Grossmann, Kees Both, Robert McNamee, Beth Tubbs, and Wojciech Węgrzyński on regional board of directors
18 Nov 2022: BRUSSELS, Belgium – The Society of Fire Protection Engineers (SFPE), the world’s leading professional society for fire protection and fire safety engineering, has announced that Kathrin Grewolls, PhD, and Luciano Nigro, PhD, have joined the SFPE Europe Board of Directors.
Grewolls and Nigro were unanimously elected at the SFPE Europe General Assembly Meeting on 3 November 2022. They join David Grossmann, Chair; Kees Both, Immediate Past Chair; Robert McNamee, Director; Beth Tubbs, SFPE 2022 President; and Wojciech Węgrzyński, Director, on the SFPE Europe Board of Directors. Kathrin Grewolls, PhD, is Professor at Ostbayerische Technische Hochschule Regensburg in Ulm, Germany, and specializes in modeling fire phenomena, evacuation process, fire protection simulation, and disaster control. Luciano Nigro, PhD, is Director at Jensen Hughes Italy in Milan and President of the SFPE Italy Chapter; he specializes in technical standardization, fire-fighting system design, and modeling the interaction between fire and fire control.
Under the expanded leadership, SFPE Europe will work with the Society in hosting the SFPE European Conference & Expo on Fire Safety Engineering in Berlin this coming March, plus additional to-be-determined educational activities to meet the needs of fire safety professionals throughout Europe. SFPE Europe also seeks to increase its collaboration with SFPE chapters, to represent SFPE on the European Committee for Standardization (CEN), to explore additional programs and partnerships, and to showcase the value of SFPE membership to fire safety engineers throughout Europe.
Headquartered in Brussels, Belgium, members of SFPE Europe include the Society’s 20 European chapters in Albania, Austria, Benelux, Cyprus, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Israel, Italy, Malta, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Serbia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, and United Kingdom, plus five student chapters at the Main School of Fire Service, Coimbra University, International Master of Science in Fire Safety Engineering, Imperial College/Greater London, and the University of Edinburgh.
Learn more about SFPE Europe at sfpe.org/Europe. Learn more about SFPE’s global community and becoming a member at sfpe.org.
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David Grossmann, Chair
Kees Both, PMSFPE, Past Chair
Kathrin Grewolls, PhD, Director
Robert McNamee, PhD, Director
Luciano Nigro, PhD, Director
Buth Tubbs, Director and SFPE 2022 President
Wojciech Węgrzyński, PhD, Director
Engineering a fire-safe world since 1950. Headquartered near Washington, DC, the Society of Fire Protection Engineers is the world’s leading professional society for fire protection and fire safety engineering. Learn more at sfpe.org.
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Newly formed in 2020 with headquarters in Brussels, Belgium. SFPE Europe is focused on engineering a fire-safe world and is comprised of the Society’s chapters and student chapters throughout Europe. Learn more at sfpe.org/Europe.
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