Adam Kochanski is an associate professor in the Department of Meteorology and Climate Science. He is an atmospheric modeler and a leader of the fire modeling group at the Wildfire Interdisciplinary Research Center (WIRC). He is a co-developer of the coupled atmospheric model, WRF-SFIRE, and the fire forecasting platform WRFx. His research focuses on forecasting fire danger, fire propagation, and smoke dispersion.
Ali Tohidi is an assistant professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and a fire and fluid dynamicist, data scientist and co-principal investigator (Co-PI) at the Wildfire Interdisciplinary Research Center (WIRC). His expertise lies in data and mathematical modeling of large-scale complex systems revolving around fluid and fire dynamics. His recent work focuses on understanding the physics of wildfire spread and developing new models to describe wildfire behavior and its impacts on the landscape. He holds a doctoral degree in civil & environmental engineering from Clemson University.
Craig Clements is a professor and chair of the Department of Meteorology and Climate Science, director of the Wildfire Interdisciplinary Research Center (WIRC) and director of the Fire Weather Lab. His research focuses on the micro-meteorology and behavior of wildland fires, mountain and boundary-layer meteorology, air pollution and turbulence. He holds a doctoral degree in geophysics from the University of Houston.