Apr 30, 2021


Position offered: ERA Chair holder; Head of newly established independent unit at ZAG

The position offered is for full time employment in duration of the ERA Chair FRISSBE project (until December 2026) with the intention of offering prolongation in case of mutual satisfaction. Expected employment date is September 2021.

During the FRISSBE project ERA Chair holder will gather a team of 11 researchers (2 senior researchers, 3 post-doc students and 6 PhD students) and will decide on research topics.

Predefined areas of research are:

  • numerical methods in fire (multiscale modelling, combustion process modelling, coupled thermal stress analysis),
  • hybrid and advanced experimental methods in fire (numerical/experimental coupling, methods for toxicity and ecotoxicity, façade fire),
  • emissions, toxicity and ecotoxicity in fire (linking bench-top methods to real scale fires, identifying composition of combustion effluents, biomass burning),
  • fire research and structures (timber, geopolymers and composite structural elements in fire, pyrophoric carbonization of structural elements),
  • fire research on materials (biobased composites, advanced thermal insulations, geopolymers).

The ERA Chair holder will be expected to conduct experimental, theoretical and/or numerical research in any area of fire safety. Particular emphasis will be given to areas that could have a positive impact on the evolution of fire safety engineering in Slovenia. These areas could include, but are not limited, to material flammability, performance of building systems, fire protection systems and the holistic assessment of infrastructure fire safety.

The new unit will have access to brand new research equipment for fire testing purchased in combination of EU structural, national and own funds, which will be operational early in 2022. This equipment consists of furnaces for testing of fire resistance of various planar and 3D large samples as well as test rig for façade testing, open calorimeter, room corner test and full range of reaction to fire testing equipment, including equipment for chemical analysis of fire effluents. FRISSBE unit will have access also to other state-of-the art research facilities at ZAG, a list is available here.

FRISSBE team will have allocated funds for meeting attendance and travelling.

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