Sergio Zarate

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About
Sergio Zarate

Sergio Zarate is a PhD candidate at the University of Queensland and holds a Bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering. He enrolled in a volunteering position as an occupational trainee at the University of Queensland in 2016. During that time, he participated in different projects focused on smouldering combustion.

In 2018, he was granted with a PhD scholarship from the School of Civil Engineering. His PhD research aims to provide insight into the fundamental process of fire growth of bushland fine-sized fuels. He designed and commissioned an experimental small-scale combustion wind tunnel to conduct his PhD experimental campaign.

Student project

This research aims to provide insight into the fundamental process of fire growth of bushland fine-sized fuels, focusing on how the ignition and subsequent fire spread of fuel particles are affected when different convective and radiative conditions are applied.
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