Mr Chia-Lung Wu


Research Institute: 

  • Infrastructure and Environment

Research Theme: 

  • Fire Safety Engineering


Chia-Lung (Farian) Wu is a fire safety researcher at the University of Edinburgh, hoping to reduce the death / injured risk of fire-fighters by thoroughly understanding backdraught (the third stage of disaster manage cycle) looking forward to making contributions to the society, especially firefighters. Before joining as a PhD student, Farian worked as a fire regulator (National Fire Agency (headquarter), 2007-2017) in Taiwan, coping with all kinds of fire safety issues and disaster management related work (Performance-Based Design (PBD), Central Emergency Operation Centre (CEOC), etc.). 

His previous research, ' Development of a Fire Risk Index to Evaluate Fire Safety in Taiwanese Small-Scale Hospitals ' awarded the best research project award (the 1st place among 100 research projects) from the Ministry of the Interior in Taiwan. Also, he is a certified fire technician and certified fire investigator in Taiwan.

Farian also specialised in disaster management, worked as a part-time Lecturer in Taiwan. In 2012, he won 'The scholarship of government sponsorship for overseas study ', supported by Ministry of Education (Taiwan) on the subject of disaster management, studying on the third part of disaster management cycle (Mitigation, Preparedness, Response, and Recovery) investigating a particular fire circumstance, Backdraught.

Professional Qualifications and Memberships: 

  • IFE (Institution of Fire Engineers), 2017 to present.
  • SFPE (Society of Fire Protection Engineers), 2015 to present.
  • IAFSS (International Association for Fire Safety Science), 2012 to present.
  • PMI (Project management institute), 2013 to 2014.