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Tuesday, July 15, 2008

2008 Quigley Award for joint student with University of Western Ontario

Congratulations to Stephanie Macphee who has received the 2008 RM Quigley Award for her excellent academic performance in Geotechnical Engineering at The University of Western Ontario. Stephanie is a graduate student at UWO jointly supervised from UoEdinburgh by Dr Rein and working on a simulation tool for STAR (remediation technology for contaminated land using smouldering combustion).

Tuesday, July 01, 2008

BBC Horizon on FireGrid and WTC

BBC Horizon show 'Skyscraper Fire Fighters' featuring FireGrid and the Dalmarnock Tests, 24 April 2007.

* Three minute clip from the programme on YouTube.
* Eight minute Video Podcast from BBC Horizon:
mp4 version (23Mb, for Quicktime, iPod and Mac users), or
avi version (22Mb, for other media players and Windows users, may require DivX 6 installation)

By July 2008, the documentary had been broadcast by BBC UK, SBS Australia, RTE Ireland, TVB Hong Kong, Noga Israel, Al Jazeera Qatar, Chello Multicanal Spain, Eidiseis Star Greece, RTL Belgium, Canal Z Canada, Vox Germany, EBS Korea, Documentary Channel New Zealand, Prava I Prevodi Serbia and BBC Singapore.

Read also the accompanying article in BBC News "A new kind of fire fighting" by Prof. Jose Torero (24 April 2007).