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Ronchi, Enrico

Enrico Ronchi is associate senior lecturer at the Department of Fire Safety Engineering, Lund University. His research specialities include evacuation modelling and human behaviour in fire in complex infrastructures such as transportation systems (e.g., tunnels), high-rise buildings, etc. 

Research activities

Enrico Ronchi has collaborated in several research projects with International institutions such as the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), the Fire Protection Research Foundation of the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), University of Würzburg, University of Cantabria, etc. Enrico has authored more than 70 publications in the field of evacuation modelling and fire safety science. He is a a member of the editorial board of the  journal Fire Technology published by Springer in conjunction with the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and the Society of Fire Protection Engineers (SFPE). Enrico is a peer-reviewer for more than ten International journals in the field of fire safety, modelling and simulation, applied mathematics and ergonomics. Furthermore, Enrico is the leader of a task group of the International Standards Organization (ISO) on the validation of evacuation models. He also co-run www.Evacmod.net, an international portal on evacuation modelling.

Degrees

  • Ph.D. in Transportation, Land Use and Technological Innovation, Politecnico di Bari (2012)
  • M.Sc. in Transportation Engineering, Politecnico di Bari, Italy (2008)
  • B.Sc. in Civil Engineering, Politecnico di Bari, Italy (2006)

International Experience

  • Guest researcher at the Fire Research Division, National Institute of Standards and Technology, USA (2012, 2013, 2014)
  • Guest researcher at the Department of Psychology, University of Würzburg, Germany (2013)
  • Researcher at the Department of Fire Safety Engineering and Systems Safety, Lund University, Sweden (2011, 2012)
  • Visiting Ph.D. student at the GIDAI Group, University of Cantabria, Spain (2008, 2009, 2010)

Research areas

Evacuation Modelling, Human Behaviour in Fire, Fire Safety Engineering, Performance Based Design, Model Validation and Verification, Pedestrian Dynamics, Virtual Reality, Transportation Engineering, Tunnel Safety.

Current research projects

Enrico is currently the leader of the e-Murray project on wildfire evacuation and the ForensicVR project on reconstruction in Virtual Reality of fire evacuation scenarios..