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 November 3, 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, firefighting 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.