Facing a Top Climate Factor of Our Time

wildfire interdisciplinary research center truck with advanced equipment sits in front of burning ridgeThe multi-disciplinary approach to fire science and management at SJSU displays a commitment to understanding and mitigating the physical and social effects of fire as one of the most critical emerging environmental factors of our time. Leading-edge tools and policies created at SJSU are in use worldwide. Below is a rotating selection of our standout investigators in this area.

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Featured Faculty

clementsCraig Clements
Professor of Meteorology and Climate Science
Fire Weather, Wildfire Observations, Extreme Fire Behavior, Mountain Meteorology
ORCID: 0000-0001-9999-8621

dharSubhankar Dhar
Professor of Information Systems and Technology
Data Science, AI, Mobile Computing, Ad Hoc Networks, Smart Cities, Big Data Analytics
ORCID: 0000-0003-1493-451X

kochanskiAdam Kochanski
Associate Professor of Meteorology and Climate Science
Wildfires, Air Quality, Fire Modeling, Smoke, Fire Risk, Machine Learning, Smoke Forecasting, Satellite Fire Detections, Dire Forecasting, WRF-SFIRE, WRFx
ORCID: 0000-0001-7820-2831

russellWill Russell
Professor of Environmental Studies
Forest Disturbance and Recovery, Fire Ecology Ecosystem Restoration, Environmental Education
ORCID: 0000-0003-3778-3734

tohidiAli Tohidi
Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering
Fluid and Fire Dynamics, Data-Driven Modeling and Control, High-Performance Scientific Computing (HPSC), Wildland Fires
ORCID: 0000-0001-7511-9274

willkinKate Wilkin
Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences

Fire Ecology and Management, Home Ignition Zones, Fuels Treatments, Prescribed Fire
ORCID: 0000-0002-4928-3879

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