Fire research group

The Fire Research Group (formerly known as Centre for Environmental Safety and Risk Engineering, CESARE) carries out research on the spread of smoke and fire in buildings as well as in wildland, fire extinguishment, and the way structures and materials respond to fire.

Our research staff have experience in these areas:

  • fire dynamics
  • structural behaviour and design
  • heat transfer and materials behaviour
  • human behaviour in fire, risk assessment
  • suppression and detection systems
  • fire retardance
  • fire modelling.

Fire research

If you want to carry out a significant research project, you can enrol in a Research Masters in Engineering or PhD.

Contact us

Phone or email

Professor Khalid Moinnudin
Email:  [email protected]
Phone: +61 3 9919 80342
Fax: +61 3 9919 8035

General research enquiries [email protected]


Level 2, Building 4
Hoppers Lane
(Entry via Gate 3)

Postal address

Fire Research Group (Werribee Campus)
PO Box 14428
Melbourne MC 8001