Ofodike A. Ezekoye, PhD, PE

W. R. Woolrich Professorship in Engineering

UTFRG Lab Director

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  • 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.

Jan-Michael Cabrera, PhD

Research Engineer and Lecturer

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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.

Samuel Matthews

Research Engineer

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