Fire Engineering


Our group has contributed several research advances in the field of fire safety engineering. Most of our work is described in detail in our published papers. Specific contributions include:

  • A coupled finite element-computational fluid dynamics model for studying structural response under realistic fire conditions

  • A computational framework for the reliability assessment of structures in fire

  • Finite element analysis of structures threatened by simultaneous column loss (i.e., progressive collapse) and fire

  • Finite element simulation of structures subjected to traveling fires

  • Computing infrastructure for the integration of sensor data, event detection, and visualization modules, i.e., Real-Time Fire-Monitoring (RTFM)


Over the past several years, Dr. Jeffers has contributed to the professional societies, research journals, and conferences in a number of ways. A complete list of activities can be found on her CV. The following is a list of organizations that she has been involved in that are pioneering the fire safety engineering profession: