Mr Zakary Campbell-Lochrie

Research Assistant in Fire Safety Engineering (Timber)




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Research Institute: 

  • Infrastructure and Environment

Research Theme: 

  • Institute for Infrastructure and Environment Themes
  • Fire Safety Engineering


I am a research assistant in the BRE Centre for Fire Safety Engineering, in the Institute for Infrastructure and Environmental Engineering. My research considers the fire dynamics of natural materials with a current focus on the fire safety of modern engineered timber construction products.

I also have an interest in the fundamental physcial processes controlling flame spread, particularly in the context of wildland fires. This involves theoretical and experimental work across multiple scales in both laboratory and field environments to understand appropriate methods for characterising wildland fuels and their resulting fire behaviour. Throughout all of this work, I have a particular interest in the potential for fire science and engineering to contribute to global sustaianable development efforts. 

Academic Qualifications: 


  • MEng - Mechanical Engineering, University of Edinburgh (2017)

Professional Qualifications and Memberships: 

Associate Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy 


I have taught a number a number of courses across areas of fire science and mechanical engineering, in addition to general introductory engineering modules.

Research Interests: 


Flame Spread

Porous Fuels