Thomas Gernay is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Civil and Systems Engineering at Johns Hopkins University.
Dr Gernay holds a Master degree in Civil Engineering (2009) and a PhD in Structural Engineering (2012) from University of Liege in Belgium. He was a Fulbright Postdoctoral Fellow at Princeton University (2014-2015). He joined JHU in 2018.
A 2023 NSF CAREER recipient, his work has also been recognized by the AISC Terry Peshia Early Career Faculty Award, the NFPA Foundation Medal, and both the Magnusson Early Career Award and the Best Thesis Award from the International Association for Fire Safety Science (IAFSS). His research has been funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF), National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), the American Concrete Institute (ACI), the American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI), the Belgian American Educational Foundation (BAEF), and the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), among others.
Dr Gernay is an Associate Editor for Fire Technology, the Springer journal published in conjunction with the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and the Society of Fire Protection Engineers (SFPE). He is an Editorial Board member of Fire Safety Journal, Elsevier.
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