Ofodike A. Ezekoye, PhD, PE
W. R. Woolrich Professorship in Engineering
UTFRG Lab Director
Roberts, B.C., Jones, A.R., Ezekoye, O.A., Ellison, C.J. and Webber, M.E., 2017. Development of kinetic parameters for polyurethane thermal degradation modeling featuring a bioinspired catecholic flame retardant. Combustion and Flame, 177, pp.184-192.
Bruns, M.C. and Ezekoye, O.A., “Modeling Differential Scanning Calorimetry of Thermally Degrading Thermoplastics”, Journal of Analytical and Applied Pyrolysis, Journal of Analytical and Applied Pyrolysis, 105, 241-251, 2014
Overholt, K.J, Cabrera, J. Kurzawski, A. Koopersmith, M. Ezekoye O.A., “ Characterization of fuel properties and fire spread rates for little bluestem grass” Fire Technology 50.1 (2014):pp 9-38.
Upadhyay, R.R. and Ezekoye, O.A., "Treatment of Design Fire Uncertainty using Quadrature Method of Moments", Fire Safety Journal, Vol. 43, 2008, No. 2, pp. 127-139
PhD | Mechanical Engineering |University of California-Berkeley
MSME | Mechanical Engineering |University of California-Berkeley
BSME | Mechanical Engineering |University of Pennsylvania
Dr. Ofodike Ezekoye is an expert in combustion and heat transfer in high temperature and reacting systems such as combustion engines, furnaces, and structure fires. His research covers a range of applications from fundamentals of combustion systems to scientific support of the fire service in developing fire fighting tactics. In recent years he has been a pi or co-pi on funded research from the Department of Commerce, AFOSR, and DOE. He has published over 200 journal and conference papers in heat transfer and combustion and has co-authored books on heat transfer and a book chapter on ignition.
PhD | Mechanical Engineering |The University of Texas at Austin
MS | Mechanical Engineering |The University of Texas at Austin
BASc | Mechanical Engineering |The University of Texas at Austin
Dr. Jan-Michael Cabrera is an expert in heat transfer and Bayesian statistical methods. Dr. Cabrera has expertise in large scale fire testing including ASTM, NFPA, and ISO tests of fire resistant structures for commercial applications. Dr. Cabrera has also designed custom experimental procedures for answering questions related to fire forensics for compartment fire problems. Dr. Cabrera has authored and co-authored several publications in peer-reviewed journals and conference proceedings.
BS | Mechanical Engineering |The University of Texas at Austin
Cabrera JM, Ezekoye OA, Moser RD. “Bayesian Inference of Fire Evolution Within a Compartment Using Heat Flux Measurements.” Fire Technology, 2020
Buffington T, Cabrera JM, Kurzawski AJ, Ezekoye OA, “Deep-Learning Emulators of Transient Compartment Fire Simulations for Inverse Problems and Room-scale Calorimetry.” Fire Technology, 2020
Cabrera JM, Moser RD, Ezekoye OA. “A Modified Directional Flame Thermometer: Development, Calibration, and Uncertainty Quantification.” Journal of Verification, Validation and Uncertainty Quantification, Vol. 5, 2020
Kurzawski AJ, Cabrera JM, Ezekoye OA. “Model Considerations for Fire Scene Reconstruction Using a Bayesian Framework.” Fire Technology, 2019