Principal Investigator

Thomas Gernay is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Civil Engineering at Johns Hopkins University. 

He holds a Master degree in Civil Engineering (2009) and a PhD in Structural Engineering (2012) from University of Liege in Belgium. After completing his PhD, Dr Gernay worked as a Postdoctoral Fellow at Princeton University, NJ, and then as an Adjunct Lecturer at University of Liege.

He is the recipient of several professional awards including the Best Thesis Award from the International Association for Fire Safety Science. His research has been funded by the Belgian National Fund for Scientific Research, the Fulbright Commission, 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).

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Postdoctoral Fellows

Shuna Ni, PhD
2018 – …

Graduate Students

Xia Yan
PhD Student (2018-..)
Paul van der Haert
M.Sc. Student (2018)


Laila Milevski
MICA (2019)
Yun Cheng
UG (2019)

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