Felix Wiesner is a doctoral student at the BRE Centre for Fire Safety Engineering under the supervision of Prof. Luke Bisby and Dr Rory Hadden. His research focuses on the load bearing capacity of laminated timber elements in fire. Through experimental work he is working on a better understanding of the behaviour of heated and burning engineered timber products based on their configuration and the adhesives used in their production. His research is generously supported by Ove Arup and Partners Limited.
In addition to his research Felix maintains and develops the software interface for many of the instruments that are used for fire research in the laboratory of the BRE Centre for Fire Safety Engineering. This allows researchers to improve their control over their experimental set-up. This work is undertaken in collaboration with researchers at the University of Queensland in Brisbane.
Prior to joining the BRE Centre for Fire Safety Engineering, Felix obtained his undergraduate degree in Structural and Fire Safety Engineering from the University of Edinburgh. He has been awarded the Ove Arup Foundation Prize in Fire Safety Engineering and his research into the effect of localised fires on steel columns has been recognised as the Best Fire Research Project 2016 by SFPE UK.