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Stoliarov, Stanislav I.

Stoliarov, Stanislav I.

Associate Professor
Co-Director, Fire Testing and Evaluation Center (FireTEC)
Fire Protection Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
3104C J.M. Patterson Building
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EDUCATION

  • 2000 Ph.D. (with distinction), Physical Chemistry, The Catholic University of America, Washington, DC
  • 1993 Engineer of Chemical Technology (B.S./M.S. equivalent), Mendeleev Institute of Chemical Technology, Moscow, Russia

BACKGROUND

  • 2015-present: Associate Professor, Department of Fire Protection Engineering, Affiliate Associate Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Co-Director, Fire Testing and Evaluation Center (FireTEC), University of Maryland, College Park
  • 2010-2015: Assistant Professor, Department of Fire Protection Engineering, University of Maryland, College Park
  • 2002-2010: Principal Scientist, Fire Research, SRA International, Inc., Egg Harbor Twp., NJ
  • 2000-2002: Post-doctoral Research Associate, Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
  • 1995-2000: Graduate Research Assistant, Department of Chemistry, The Catholic University of America, Washington, DC
  • 1993-1995: Junior Engineer, Institute of Energy Problems of Chemical Physics, Moscow, Russia

HONORS AND AWARDS

  • 2017 IAFSS Sheldon Tieszen Student Paper Award (the student’s advisor)
  • 2016 Editor-in-Chief’s Featured Article, Fire Safety Journal
  • 2016 Mid-Career Research Award, International Forum of Fire Research Directors
  • 2014 NSF CAREER Award
  • 2011 NIST-ARRA Senior Fellowship
  • 2010 Excellence in Technology Transfer Award, Federal Laboratory Consortium
  • 2007 Technical Achievement Award, SRA International, Inc.
  • 2006 Southern New Jersey Outstanding Aviation Research Award
  • 2006 Excellence in Technology Transfer Award, Federal Laboratory Consortium
  • 2004 Significant Technical Achievement Recognition Award, Galaxy Scientific Corp.
  • 2003 Significant Technical Achievement Recognition Award, Galaxy Scientific Corp.
  • 2000 Materials Science Academic Award, Molecular Simulations, Inc.

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

  • International Association for Fire Safety Science (IAFSS)
  • National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)
  • Salamander (Fire Protection Engineering Honor Society)

 

Material flammability, pyrolysis and smoldering mechanisms, thermophysical properties, flame structure and spread. Fire safety of electrical and electronic devices. Research techniques that combine experiments and numerical modeling to gain insight into behavior of complex physical systems.


  • Fire Dynamics, ENFP415
  • Enclosure Fire Modeling, ENFP425
  • Numerical Methods with MatLab, ENFP201
  • Advanced Fire Dynamics, ENFP651
  • Fire Dynamics Laboratory, ENFP620
  • Material Flammability, ENFP629M

 

1. Friedman A. N.; Danis P. I.;  Fiola G. J.; Barnes C. A.; Stoliarov S. I.; Acoustically Enhanced Water Mist Suppression of Heptane Fueled Flames; Fire Technology; published online.

2. Gong J.; Stoliarov S. I. Shi L.; Li J.; Zhu S.; Zhou Y.; Wang Z.; Analytical Prediction of Pyrolysis and Ignition Time of Translucent Fuel Considering both Time-dependent Heat Flux and In-depth Absorption; Fuel; vol. 235; pp. 913-922 (2019).

3. Ding Y.; Stoliarov S. I.; Kraemer R. H.; Development of a Semi-global Reaction Mechanism for the Thermal Decomposition of a Polymer Containing Reactive Flame Retardants: Application to Glass-fiber-reinforced Polybutylene Terephthalate Blended with Aluminum Diethyl Phosphinate and Melamine Polyphosphate; Polymers; vol. 10; pp. 1137-1151 (2018).

4. Said A. O.; Lee C.; Liu X.; Wu Z.; Stoliarov S. I.; Simultaneous Measurement of Multiple Thermal Hazards Associated with a Failure of Prismatic Lithium Ion Batteries; Proceedings of the Combustion Institute; published online (2018).

5. Ding Y.; Kwon K.; Stoliarov S. I.; Kraemer R. H.; Development of a Semi-global Reaction Mechanism for Thermal Decomposition of a Polymer Containing Reactive Flame Retardant; Proceedings of the Combustion Institute; published online (2018).

6. Brown A.; Bruns M.; Gollner M.; Hewson J.; Maragkos G.; Marshall A.; McDermott R.; Merci B.; Rogaume T.; Stoliarov S.; Torero J.; Trouve A.; Wang Y.; Weckman E.; Proceedings of the First Workshop Organized by the IAFSS Working Group on Measurement and Computation of Fire Phenomena (MaCFP); Fire Safety Journal; vol. 101; pp. 1-17 (2018).

7. Lannon C. M.; Stoliarov S. I.; Lord J. M.; Leventon I. T.; A Methodology for Predicting and Comparing the Full-scale Fire Performance of Similar Materials based on Small-scale Testing; Fire and Materials; vol. 42; pp. 710-724 (2018).

8. Liu X.; Wu Z.; Stoliarov S. I.; Denlinger M.; Masias A.; Snyder K.; A Thermo-kinetic Model of Thermally-induced Failure of a Lithium Ion Battery: Development, Validation and Application;  Journal of The Electrochemical Society; vol. 165; pp. A2909-A2918 (2018).

9. Raffan-Montoya F.; Stoliarov S. I.; Levchik S.; Eden E.; Screening Flame Retardants using Milligram-scale Flame Calorimetry; Polymer Degradation and Stability; vol. 151; pp. 12-24 (2018).

10. Stoliarov S. I.; Zeller O.; Morgan A. B.; Levchik S; An Experimental Setup for Observation of Smoldering-to-Flaming Transition on Flexible Foam/Fabric Assemblies; Fire and Materials; vol. 42; pp. 128-133 (2018).

11. Friedman A. N.; Stoliarov S. I.; Acoustic Extinction of Laminar Line-Flames; Fire Safety Journal; vol. 93; pp. 102-113 (2017).

12. Swann J. D.; Ding Y.; McKinnon M. B.; Stoliarov S. I.; Controlled Atmosphere Pyrolysis Apparatus II (CAPA II): A New Tool for Analysis of Pyrolysis of Charring and Intumescent Polymers; Fire Safety Journal; vol. 91; pp. 130-139 (2017).

13. Leventon I. T.; Korver K. T.; Stoliarov S. I.; A Generalized Model of Flame to Surface Heat Feedback for Laminar Wall Flames; Combustion and Flame; vol. 179; pp. 338-353 (2017).

14. McKinnon M. B.; Ding Y.; Stoliarov S. I.; Crowley S.; Lyon R. E.; Pyrolysis Model for a Carbon Fiber/Epoxy Structural Aerospace Composite; Journal of Fire Sciences; vol. 35; pp. 36-61 (2017).

15. Stoliarov S. I.; Raffan-Montoya F.; Walters R. N.; Lyon R. E.; Measurement of the Global Kinetics of Combustion for Gaseous Pyrolyzates of Polymeric Solids Containing Flame Retardants; Combustion and Flame; vol. 173; pp. 65-76 (2016).

16. Liu X.; Wu Z.; Stoliarov S. I.; Denlinger M.; Masias A.; Snyder K.; Heat Release during Thermally-induced Failure of a Lithium Ion Battery: Impact of Cathode Composition; Fire Safety Journal; vol. 85; pp. 10-22 (2016).

17. Ding Y.; McKinnon M. B.; Stoliarov S. I.; Fontaine G.; Bourbigot S.; Determination of Kinetics and Thermodynamics of Thermal Decomposition for Polymers Containing Reactive Flame Retardants: Application to Poly(lactic acid) Blended with Melamine and Ammonium Polyphosphate; Polymer Degradation and Stability; vol. 129; pp. 347-362 (2016).

18. Stoliarov S. I.; Li J.; Parameterization and Validation of Pyrolysis Models for Polymeric Materials; Fire Technology; vol. 52; pp. 79-91 (2016).

19. Liu L.; Zachariah M. R.; Stoliarov S. I.; Li J.; Enhanced Thermal Decomposition Kinetics of Poly(lactic acid) Sacrificial Polymer Catalyzed by Metal Oxide Nanoparticles; RSC Advances; 2015; vol. 5; pp. 101745-101750.

20. Raffan-Montoya F.; Ding X.; Stoliarov S. I.; Kraemer R. H.; Measurement of Heat Release in Laminar Diffusion Flames Fueled by Controlled Pyrolysis of Milligram-sized Solid Samples: Impact of Bromine- and Phosphorus-based Flame Retardants; Combustion and Flame; vol. 162; pp. 4660-4670 (2015).

21. McKinnon M. B.; Stoliarov S. I.; Pyrolysis Model Development for a Multilayer Floor Covering; Materials; vol. 8; pp. 6117-6153 (2015).

22. Leventon I. T.; Li J.; Stoliarov S. I.; A Flame Spread Simulation Based on a Comprehensive Solid Pyrolysis Model Coupled with a Detailed Empirical Flame Structure Representation; Combustion and Flame; vol. 162; pp. 3884-3895 (2015).

23. Li J.; Gong J.; Stoliarov S. I.; Development of Pyrolysis Models for Charring Polymers; Polymer Degradation and Stability; vol. 115; pp. 138-152 (2015).

24. Fisher R. P.; Stoliarov S. I.; Keller M. R.; A Criterion for Thermally-induced Failure of Electrical Cable; Fire Safety Journal; vol. 72; pp. 33-39 (2015).

25. Liu X.; Stoliarov S. I.; Denlinger M.; Masias A.; Snyder K.; Comprehensive Calorimetry of the Thermally-Induced Failure of a Lithium Ion Battery; Journal of Power Sources; vol. 280; pp. 516-525 (2015).

26. Safronava N.; Lyon R. E.; Crowley S.; Stoliarov S. I.; Effect of Moisture on Ignition Time of Polymers; Fire Technology; vol. 51; pp. 1093-1112 (2015).

27. Mhike W.; Ferreira I. V. W.; Li J.; Stoliarov S. I.; Focke W. W.; Flame Retarding Effect of Graphite in Rotationally Molded Polyethylene/Graphite Composites; Journal of Applied Polymer Science; vol. 132; #41472 (2015).

28. Li J.; Gong J.; Stoliarov S. I.; Gasification Experiments for Pyrolysis Model Parameterization and Validation; International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer; vol. 77; pp. 738-744 (2014).

29. Semmes M. R.; Liu X.; McKinnon M. B.; Stoliarov S. I.; Witkowski A.; A Model for Oxidative Pyrolysis of Corrugated Cardboard; Proceedings of the Eleventh International Symposium on Fire Safety Science; pp. 111-123 (2014).

30. Li J.; Stoliarov S. I.; Measurement of Kinetics and Thermodynamics of the Thermal Degradation for Charring Polymers; Polymer Degradation and Stability; vol. 106; pp. 2-15 (2014).

31. Stoliarov S. I.; Leventon I. T.; Lyon R. E.; Two-dimensional Model of Burning for Pyrolyzable Solids; Fire and Materials; vol. 38; pp. 391-408 (2014).

32. Lyon R. E.; Safronava N.; Quintiere J. G.; Stoliarov S. I.; Walters R. N.; Crowley S.; Material Properties and Fire Test Results; Fire and Materials; vol. 38; pp. 264-278 (2014).

33. McKinnon M. B.; Stoliarov S. I.; Witkowski A.; Development of a Pyrolysis Model for Corrugated Cardboard; Combustion and Flame; vol. 160; pp. 2595-2607 (2013).

34. Linteris G. T.; Lyon R. E.; Stoliarov S. I.; Prediction of the Gasification Rate of Thermoplastic Polymers in Fire-like Environments; Fire Safety Journal; vol. 60; pp. 14-24 (2013).

35. Leventon I. T.; Stoliarov S. I.; Characterization of Flame Growth on ABS by Measurement of Flame to Surface Heat Feedback; Proceedings of the 7th International Seminar on Fire and Explosion Hazards; pp. 242-251 (2013).

36. McKinnon M. B.; Stoliarov S. I.; Witkowski A.; Development of a Model to Predict the Anaerobic Pyrolysis of Corrugated Cardboard; Proceedings of the 7th International Seminar on Fire and Explosion Hazards; pp. 421-430 (2013).

37. Li J.; Stoliarov S. I.; Measurement of Kinetics and Thermodynamics of the Thermal Degradation for Non-charring Polymers; Combustion and Flame; vol. 160; pp. 1287-1297 (2013).

38. Novak C. J.; Stoliarov S. I.; Keller M. R.; Quintiere J. G.; An Analysis of Heat Flux Induced Arc Formation in a Residential Electrical Cable; Fire Safety Journal; vol. 55; pp. 61-68 (2013).

39. Leventon I. T.; Stoliarov S. I.; Evolution of Flame to Surface Heat Flux during Upward Flame Spread on Poly(methyl methacrylate); Proceedings of the Combustion Institute; vol. 34;  pp. 2523-2530 (2013).

40. Lyon R. E.; Safronava N.; Senese J.; Stoliarov S. I.; Thermokinetic Model of Sample Response in Nonisothermal Analysis; Thermochimica Acta; vol. 545; pp. 82-89 (2012).

41. Kempel F.; Schartel B.; Linteris G. T.; Stoliarov S. I.; Lyon R. E.; Walters R. N.; Hofmann A.; Prediction of the Mass Loss Rate of Polymer Materials: Impact of Residue Formation; Combustion and Flame; vol. 159; pp. 2974-2984 (2012).

42. Oztekin E. S.; Crowley S. B.; Lyon R. E.; Stoliarov S. I.; Patel P.; Hull T. R.; Sources of Variability in Fire Test Data: A Case Study on Poly(aryl ether ketone) (PEEK); Combustion and Flame; vol. 159; pp. 1720-1731 (2012).

43. Yates D. A.; Campbell C. K.; Stoliarov S. I.; Sunderland P. B.; Liquid Expansion in Glass Sprinkler Bulbs; Proceedings of the Tenth International Symposium on Fire Safety Science; pp. 335-344 (2011).

44. Smith K. D.; Bruns M.; Stoliarov S. I.; Nyden M. R.; Ezekoye O. A.; Westmoreland P. R.; Assessing the Effect of Molecular Weight on the Kinetics of Backbone Scission Reactions in Polyethylene using Reactive Molecular Dynamics; Polymer; vol. 52; pp. 3104-3111 (2011).

45. Patel P.; Hull T. R.; Lyon R. E.; Stoliarov S. I.; Walters R. N.; Crowley S.; Safronava N.; Investigation of the Thermal Decomposition and Flammability of PEEK and Its Carbon and Glass-Fibre Composites; Polymer Degradation and Stability; vol. 96; pp. 12-22 (2011).

46. Stoliarov S. I.; Crowley S.; Walters R. N.; Lyon R. E.; Prediction of the Burning Rates of Charring Polymers; Combustion and Flame; vol. 157; pp. 2024-2034 (2010).

47. Lyon R. E.; Takemori M. T.; Safronava N.; Stoliarov S. I.; Walters R. N.; A Molecular Basis for Polymer Flammability; Polymer; vol. 50; pp. 2608-2617 (2009).

48. Stoliarov S. I.; Safronava N.; Lyon R. E.; The Effect of Variation in Polymer Properties on the Rate of Burning; Fire and Materials; vol. 33; pp. 257-271 (2009).

49. Stoliarov S. I.; Crowley S.; Lyon R. E.; Linteris G. T.; Prediction of the Burning Rates of Non-Charring Polymers; Combustion and Flame; vol. 156; pp. 1068-1083 (2009).

50. Stoliarov S. I.; Lyon R. E.; Thermo-Kinetic Model of Burning for Pyrolyzing Materials; Proceedings of the Ninth International Symposium on Fire Safety Science; pp. 1141-1152 (2009).

51. Nyden M. R.; Stoliarov S. I.; Calculations of the Energy of Mixing Carbon Nanotubes with Polymers; Polymer; vol. 49; pp. 635-641 (2008).

52. Stoliarov S. I.; Walters R. N.; Determination of the Heats of Gasification of Polymers using Differential Scanning Calorimetry; Polymer Degradation and Stability; vol. 93; pp. 422-427 (2008).

53. Lyon R. E.; Walters R. N.; Stoliarov S. I.; Screening Flame Retardants for Plastics using Microscale Combustion Calorimetry; Polymer Engineering and Science; vol. 47; pp. 1501-1510 (2007).

54. Lyon R. E.; Walters R. N.; Stoliarov S. I.; Thermal Analysis of Flammability; Journal of Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry; vol. 89; pp. 441-448 (2007).

55. Stoliarov S. I.; Walters R. N.; Lyon R. E.; A Method for Constant-Rate Heating of Milligram-Sized Samples; Journal of Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry; vol. 89; pp. 367-371 (2007).

56. Smith K. D.; Stoliarov S. I.; Nyden M. R.; Westmoreland P. R.; RMDff: A Smoothly Transitioning, Forcefield-Based Representation of Kinetics for Reactive Molecular Dynamics Simulations; Molecular Simulation; vol. 33; pp. 361-368 (2007).

57. Lyon R. E.; Speitel L.; Filipczak R.; Walters R.; Crowley S.; Stoliarov S. I.; Castelli L.; Ramirez M.; Fire Smart DDE Polymers; High Performance Polymers; vol. 19; pp. 323-355 (2007).

58. Lyon R. E.; Walters R. N.; Stoliarov S. I.; A Thermal Analysis Method for Measuring Polymer Flammability; Journal of ASTM International; vol. 3; No. 4; pp. 1-18 (2006).

59. Jee C. S. Y.; Guo Z. X.; Stoliarov S. I.; Nyden M. R.; Experimental and Molecular Dynamics Studies of the Thermal Decomposition of a Polyisobutylene Binder; Acta Materialia; vol. 54; pp. 4803-4813 (2006).

60. Stoliarov S. I.; Lyon R. E.; Nyden M. R.; A Reactive Molecular Dynamics Model of Thermal Decomposition in Polymers: II. Polyisobutylene; Polymer; vol. 45; pp. 8613-8621 (2004).

61. Nyden M. R.; Stoliarov S. I.; Westmoreland P. R.; Guo Z. X.; Jee C.; Applications of Reactive Molecular Dynamics to the Study of the Thermal Decomposition of Polymers and Nanoscale Structures; Materials Science and Engineering A; vol. 365; pp. 114-121 (2004).

62. Stoliarov S. I.; Westmoreland P. R.; Mechanism of the Thermal Decomposition of Bisphenol C Polycarbonate: Nature of Its Fire Resistance; Polymer; vol. 44; pp. 5469-5475 (2003).

63. Stoliarov S. I.; Westmoreland P. R.; Nyden M. R.; Forney G. P.; A Reactive Molecular Dynamics Model of Thermal Decomposition in Polymers: I. Poly(methyl methacrylate); Polymer; vol. 44; pp. 883-894 (2003).

64. Stoliarov S. I.; Knyazev V. D.; Slagle I. R.; Computational Study of the Mechanism and Product Yields in the Reaction Systems C2H3 + CH3 ↔  C3H6 ↔  H + C3H5 and C2H3 + CH3 → CH4 + C2H2; Journal of Physical Chemistry A; vol. 106; pp. 6952-6966 (2002).

65. Stoliarov S. I.; Bencsura Á.; Shafir E.; Knyazev V. D.; Slagle I. R.; Kinetics of the Reaction of the CHCl2 Radical with Oxygen Atoms; Journal of Physical Chemistry A; vol. 105; pp. 76-81 (2001).

66. Stoliarov S. I.; Knyazev V. D.; Slagle I. R.; Experimental Study of the Reaction between Vinyl and Methyl Radicals in the Gas Phase. Temperature and Pressure Dependence of Overall Rate Constants and Product Yields; Journal of Physical Chemistry A; vol. 104; pp. 9687-9697 (2000).

67. Knyazev V. D.; Stoliarov S. I.; Slagle I. R.; Kinetics of the Reaction of Vinyl Radicals with Acetylene; Proceedings of the Twenty-Sixth Symposium (International) on Combustion; pp. 513-519 (1996).

68. Knyazev V. D.; Bencsura Á.; Stoliarov S. I.; Slagle I. R.; Kinetics of the C2H3 + H2 ↔  H + C2H4 and CH3 + H2 ↔ H + CH4 Reactions; Journal of Physical Chemistry; vol. 100; pp. 11346-11354 (1996).

69. Yermakov A. N.; Poskrebyshev G. A.; Stoliarov S. I.; Temperature Dependence of the Branching Ratio of SO5− Radicals Self-Reaction in Aqueous Solution; Journal of Physical Chemistry; vol. 100; pp. 3557-3560 (1996).

70. Yermakov A. N.; Zhitomirsky B. M.; Poskrebyshev G. A.; Stoliarov S. I.; Kinetic Study of SO5− and HO2 Radicals Reactivity in Aqueous Phase Bisulfite Oxidation; Journal of Physical Chemistry; vol. 99; pp. 3120-3127 (1995).

Stoliarov Promoted

FPE faculty member elevated to rank of Associate Professor with tenure.

Understanding the Flammability of Charring Polymers

Research at crossroads of fire protection engineering and materials science.

Five Clark School Faculty Earn NSF CAREER Awards

Mi, Stoliarov, Liu, Rotkowitz, and Jewell awarded 5-year research grants from the National Science Foundation.

FPE Shines at 10th Symposium of the IAFSS

Fire Protection hosted the 10th Symposium of the International Association of Fire Safety Science