We are happy to welcome Erik Smedberg as new PhD student at the division of FSE. Erik is supervised by Dr. Ronchi and his research will be focused on human behavior in fire and the use of virtual reality in evacuation research. Erik holds a B.Sc in FPE and a M.Sc. in Risk Management from Lund University, the title of his M.Sc. thesis was: "The Analysis of Results of Stochastic Evacuation Models".