SJSU WIRC NSF Industry-University Cooperative Research Center
Briceburg wildfire near Yosemite National Park, October 2019.

Wildfire Interdisciplinary Research Center

Welcome to SJSU's new Wildfire Interdisciplinary Research Center. WIRC is a National Science Foundation Industry-University Cooperative Research Center (IUCRC). We are a group of researchers who focus on all aspects of wildfire science and management to better understand fire in California and around the world. The core mission of the Wildfire Interdisciplinary Research Center (WIRC) at San Jose State University (SJSU) is to conduct high-impact wildfire research so that improved tools and policies can be provided to the community and industry stakeholders around the world. WIRC as an interdisciplinary center is focused on both physical and social aspects of wildfire science.

Meet our team