In 2022, the IWMA scientific council had the pleasure to evaluate four master theses dealing with watermist – all of them on a very high level, which made the decision difficult.
After a two-month-long evaluation process, council chairman Hong-Zeng Yu (FM Global) and his colleagues have now published their decision to honour Haydn Lewis, a young scientist from Australia.
Haydn graduated from Lund University, Division of Fire Safety Engineering and was supervised by Dr Nils Johansson. The title of his thesis is ‘Factors influencing the generation of carbon monoxide in fires partially suppressed through water mist application’.
Haydn says: ‘It is an honour to have received this recognition for my thesis. Firstly, I would like to thank the IWMA’s scientific council for their efforts in reviewing and adjudicating the works of the finalists, all of which sound very interesting. I would also like to thank my supervisor Dr Nils Johansson for his interest and encouragement to translate my rough concept into a formal research project.’
Haydn has been invited to the 21st International Water Mist Conference which will take place in Madrid on 9 and 10 November 2022. Having been given a speaker slot, he will get the opportunity to introduce his work to a wider audience and is looking forward to the following discussion.
In 2023, the IWMA Young Talent Award will go to the author of the best Ph.D. thesis. The details of how and when to apply will be published shortly.
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