New ARC Research Hub will develop solutions to the ongoing fire crisis in Australia

Professor Bijan Samali, from the School of Engineering Design and Built Environment, is the chief investigator for the recent grant A recent grant of $4.9 million has been awarded to the ARC Research Hub for Fire Resilience Infrastructure, Assets and Safety Advancements (FRIASA) to improve fire safety in Australia.

A whooping $1.1 trillion was lost to property damage in the petrochemical and refinery industries between 2016 and 2017 alone. The catastrophic bushfires that plagued the nation between 2019 and 2020 caused an estimated damage of $110 billion, burned 19 million hectares, destroyed 3,094 homes, and killed an estimated 1.2 billion animals.

Published on the 02 August 2022