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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

  • 2020 IAFSS Best Thesis Award “Excellence in Research” (the thesis advisor)
  • 2019 Interflam Best Paper by a Young Researcher (the researcher’s advisor)
  • 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)
  • The Combustion Institute
  • Salamander (Fire Protection Engineering Honor Society)

 

  • Material flammability
  • Pyrolysis and smoldering mechanisms
  • Thermophysical properties
  • Flame structure and spread
  • Lithium ion battery safety
  • Fire suppression
  • Research techniques that combine experiments and numerical modeling to gain insight into behavior of complex physical systems

  • Development of numerical pyrolysis model, ThermaKin. ThermaKin enables a detailed analysis and quantitative prediction of the processes that take place inside and at the surface of a burning material in a wide range of fire scenarios. ThermaKin is continuously developed by our group. To request the most recent version of the program, please email to stolia@umd.edu
  • Pyrolysis modeling of charring and intumescent polymers. In this project, a combination of carefully controlled pyrolysis experiments and detailed modeling are used to gain insight into the impact of char formation on the burning rate. A relation between the magnitude of this impact and the structure of the intumescent char is also being investigated.
  • Analysis of impact of flame retardant additives on pyrolysis and combustion of polymeric solids. The goal of this project is to create pyrolysis models that can predict changes in the material flammability with changes in the flame retardant content and, thus, enable intelligent design of flame retardant materials with the fire response tailored for specific applications.
  • Development of Milligram-scale Flame Calorimeter (MFC). This is a novel instrument that simultaneously measures heat release rate, heat of combustion, the yields of carbon monoxide and carbon dioxide, pyrolysis residue yield and airborne particulate yield from a laminar diffusion flame fueled by controlled pyrolysis of a milligram-sized solid sample. This instrument is being used for screening of new flame retardant additives and synergists.
  • Investigation of cascading failure in lithium ion cell arrays. Propagation of thermally induced failure in 18650 cell arrays is analyzed by mounting each array in a specially designed wind tunnel and measuring temperatures of individual cells and production of a range of gaseous species. Subsequent analysis is used to quantify the speed of the failure propagation, heat generation due to chemical reactions between battery materials, and heat production associated with the flaming combustion involving environmental oxygen.
  • Flame spread on coupon-sized solid samples. UL-94 standard testing scenario is systematically analyzed through a combination of experimental measurements and modeling to enable prediction of the test outcome for an arbitrary solid with known pyrolysis properties.

  • Fire Dynamics, ENFP415
  • Enclosure Fire Modeling, ENFP425
  • Numerical Methods with MatLab, ENFP201
  • Advanced Fire Dynamics, ENFP651
  • Fire Dynamics Laboratory, ENFP620
  • Material Flammability, ENFP671

 

  1. McKinnon M. B.; Martin G. E.; Stoliarov S. I.*; A Pyrolysis Model for Multiple Compositions of a Glass Reinforced Unsaturated Polyester Composite; Journal of Applied Polymer Science; vol. 137; 47697; pp. 1-16 (2020); https://doi.org/10.1002/app.47697
  2. Jung D.; Raffan-Montoya F.; Ramachandran R.; Zhang Y.; Islamoglu T.; Marin G.; Qian E. A.; Dziedzic R. M.; Farha O. K.; Stoliarov S. I.; Spokoyny A. M.*; Cross-linked Porous Polyurethane Materials Featuring Dodecaborate Clusters as Inorganic Polyol Equivalents; Chemical Communications; vol. 55; pp. 8852-8855 (2019); https://doi.org/10.1039/c9cc03350e
  3. Leventon I. T.*; Stoliarov S. I.; Kraemer R. H.; The Impact of Bromine- and Phosphorous-Based Flame Retardants on Flame Stability and Heat Feedback from Laminar Wall Flames; Fire Safety Journal; vol. 109; 102819; pp. 1-9 (2019); https://doi.org/10.1016/j.firesaf.2019.05.001
  4. Lee C.; Said A. O.; Stoliarov S. I.*; Impact of State of Charge and Cell Arrangement on Thermal Runaway Propagation in Lithium Ion Battery Cell Arrays; Transportation Research Record; vol. 2673; pp. 408-417 (2019); https://doi.org/10.1177/0361198119845654
  5. Ding Y.; Swann J. D.; Sun Q.; Stoliarov S. I.*; Kraemer R. H.; Development of a Pyrolysis Model for Glass Fiber Reinforced Polyamide 66 Blended with Red Phosphorus: Relationship between Flammability Behavior and Material Composition; Composites Part B; vol. 176; pp. 107263 (2019); https://doi.org/10.1016/j.compositesb.2019.107263
  6. Wang Q.*; Maoa B.; Stoliarov S. I.; Sun J.; A Review of Lithium Ion Battery Failure Mechanisms and Fire Prevention Strategies; Progress in Energy and Combustion Science; vol. 73; pp. 95-131 (2019); https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pecs.2019.03.002
  7. Said A. O.; Lee C.; Stoliarov S. I.*; Marshall A. W.; Comprehensive Analysis of Dynamics and Hazards Associated with Cascading Failure in 18650 Lithium Ion Cell Arrays; Applied Energy; vol. 248; pp. 415-428 (2019); https://doi.org/10.1016/j.apenergy.2019.04.141
  8. Hamel C.; Raffan-Montoya F.; Stoliarov S. I.*; A Method for Measurement of Spatially Resolved Radiation Intensity and Radiative Fraction of Laminar Flames of Gaseous and Solid Fuels; Experimental Thermal and Fluid Science; vol. 104; pp. 153-163 (2019); https://doi.org/10.1016/j.expthermflusci.2019.02.012
  9. Ding Y.; Stoliarov S. I.*; Kraemer R. H.; Pyrolysis Model Development for a Polymeric Material Containing Multiple Flame Retardants: Relationship between Heat Release Rate and Material Composition; Combustion and Flame; vol. 202; pp. 43-57 (2019); https://doi.org/10.1016/j.combustflame.2019.01.003
  10. McCoy C. G.; Tilles J. L.; Stoliarov S. I.*; Empirical Model of Flame Heat Feedback for Simulation of Cone Calorimetry; Fire Safety Journal; vol. 103; pp. 38-48 (2019); https://doi.org/10.1016/j.firesaf.2018.11.006
  11. Swann J. D.; Ding Y.; Stoliarov S. I.*; Characterization of Pyrolysis and Combustion of Rigid Poly(vinyl chloride) using Two-dimensional Modeling; International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer; vol. 132; pp. 347-361 (2019); https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijheatmasstransfer.2018.12.011
  12. 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); https://doi.org/10.1016/j.fuel.2018.08.042
  13. 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; vol. 37; pp. 4173–4180 (2019); https://doi.org/10.1016/j.proci.2018.05.066
  14. 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; vol. 37; pp. 4247–4255 (2019); https://doi.org/10.1016/j.proci.2018.05.073
  15. 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; vol. 54; pp. 1829–1840 (2018); https://doi.org/10.1007/s10694-018-0777-0
  16. 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); https://doi.org/10.3390/polym10101137
  17. 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); https://doi.org/10.1016/j.firesaf.2018.08.009
  18. 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); https://doi.org/10.1002/fam.2524
  19. 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); https://doi.org/10.1149/2.0111813jes
  20. 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); https://doi.org/10.1016/j.polymdegradstab.2018.02.018
  21. 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); https://doi.org/10.1002/fam.2464
  22. Friedman A. N.; Stoliarov S. I.*; Acoustic Extinction of Laminar Line-Flames; Fire Safety Journal; vol. 93; pp. 102-113 (2017); https://doi.org/10.1016/j.firesaf.2017.09.002
  23. 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); https://doi.org/10.1016/j.firesaf.2017.03.038
  24. 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); https://doi.org/10.1016/j.combustflame.2017.02.007
  25. 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); https://doi.org/10.1177/0734904116679422
  26. 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); https://doi.org/10.1016/j.combustflame.2016.08.006
  27. 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); https://doi.org/10.1016/j.firesaf.2016.08.001
  28. 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); https://doi.org/10.1016/j.polymdegradstab.2016.05.014
  29. Stoliarov S. I.*; Li J.; Parameterization and Validation of Pyrolysis Models for Polymeric Materials; Fire Technology; vol. 52; pp. 79-91 (2016); https://doi.org/10.1007/s10694-015-0490-1
  30. 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; https://doi.org/10.1039/c5ra19303f
  31. 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); https://doi.org/10.1016/j.combustflame.2015.09.031
  32. McKinnon M. B.; Stoliarov S. I.*; Pyrolysis Model Development for a Multilayer Floor Covering; Materials; vol. 8; pp. 6117-6153 (2015); https://doi.org/10.3390/ma8095295
  33. 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); https://doi.org/10.1016/j.combustflame.2015.07.025
  34. Li J.; Gong J.; Stoliarov S. I.*; Development of Pyrolysis Models for Charring Polymers; Polymer Degradation and Stability; vol. 115; pp. 138-152 (2015); https://doi.org/10.1016/j.polymdegradstab.2015.03.003
  35. 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); https://doi.org/10.1016/j.firesaf.2015.02.002
  36. 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); https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jpowsour.2015.01.125
  37. 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); https://doi.org/10.1007/s10694-014-0434-1
  38. 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); https://doi.org/10.1002/app.41472
  39. 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); https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijheatmasstransfer.2014.06.003
  40. 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); https://www.iafss.org/publications/fss/11/111/view/fss_11-111.pdf
  41. 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); https://doi.org/10.1016/j.polymdegradstab.2013.09.022
  42. 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); https://doi.org/10.1002/fam.2187
  43. 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); https://doi.org/10.1002/fam.2179
  44. 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); https://doi.org/10.1016/j.combustflame.2013.06.001
  45. 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); https://doi.org/10.1016/j.firesaf.2013.03.018
  46. 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); https://doi.org/10.1016/j.combustflame.2013.02.012
  47. 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); https://doi.org/10.1016/j.firesaf.2012.10.007
  48. 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); https://doi.org/10.1016/j.proci.2012.06.051
  49. 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); https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tca.2012.06.034
  50. 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); https://doi.org/10.1016/j.combustflame.2012.03.012
  51. 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); https://doi.org/10.1016/j.combustflame.2011.11.009
  52. 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); https://www.iafss.org/publications/fss/10/335/view/fss_10-335.pdf
  53. 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); https://doi.org/10.1016/j.polymer.2011.04.035
  54. 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); https://doi.org/10.1016/j.polymdegradstab.2010.11.009
  55. 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); https://doi.org/10.1016/j.combustflame.2010.03.011
  56. 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); https://doi.org/10.1016/j.polymer.2009.03.047
  57. 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); https://doi.org/10.1002/fam.1003
  58. 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); https://doi.org/10.1016/j.combustflame.2008.11.010
  59. 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); https://www.iafss.org/publications/fss/9/1141/view/fss_9-1141.pdf
  60. Nyden M. R.; Stoliarov S. I.*; Calculations of the Energy of Mixing Carbon Nanotubes with Polymers; Polymer; vol. 49; pp. 635-641 (2008); https://doi.org/10.1016/j.polymer.2007.11.056
  61. 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); https://doi.org/10.1016/j.polymdegradstab.2007.11.022
  62. 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); https://doi.org/10.1002/pen.20871
  63. 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); https://doi.org/10.1007/s10973-006-8257-z
  64. 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); https://doi.org/10.1007/s10973-006-8164-3
  65. 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); https://doi.org/10.1080/08927020601156392
  66. 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); https://doi.org/10.1177/0954008306073720
  67. 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); https://doi.org/10.1520/JAI13895
  68. 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); https://doi.org/10.1016/j.actamat.2006.06.014
  69. 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); https://doi.org/10.1016/j.polymer.2004.10.023
  70. 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); https://doi.org/10.1016/j.msea.2003.09.060
  71. 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); https://doi.org/10.1016/S0032-3861(03)00576-7
  72. 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); https://doi.org/10.1016/S0032-3861(02)00761-9
  73. 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); https://doi.org/10.1021/jp014059j
  74. 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); https://doi.org/10.1021/jp0018293
  75. 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); https://doi.org/10.1021/jp992476e
  76. 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); https://doi.org/10.1016/S0082-0784(96)80254-2
  77. 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); https://doi.org/10.1021/jp9606568
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FPE Wildfire Research Projects Receive Funding Twice-over

Grants will fund studies, led by Michael Gollner, of wildfires as they move into communities.

FPE Grad Student Joshua Swann Honored for Excellence in Research

Swann will be honored at the 13th Annual IAFSS Symposium in April 2020.

Engineering Graduate Students Win Best Paper at International Conference

Chris Lee and Ahmed Said recognized at Interflam 2019.

FPE Well-Represented at 2018 International Combustion Symposium

Several faculty members and grad students traveled to Dublin to offer oral presentations on their research.

FPE Graduate Student Receives FAA Grant

Christopher Lee will begin his research on Li-ion battery pack transport this fall.

UMD displays leadership role at IAFSS Symposium

Multiple FPE researchers recognized at international fire conference in Sweden.

Ph.D. Student Joshua Swann Wins Sheldon Tieszen Student Award

Swann will be honored at the 12th International Symposium on Fire Safety Science this summer.

Stanislav Stoliarov Honored by International FORUM of Fire Research Directors

FPE Associate Professor Stanislav Stoliarov Awarded FORUM 2016 Mid-Career Researcher Award.

Getting a Head Start on a Career In Computer Science with FPE

High school intern helps develop user interface for pyrolysis model.

UMD to Host National Combustion Meeting

Trouvé chairs premier combustion science meeting.

Stoliarov Promoted

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

Leventon Earns ASME and NIST Fellowships

Ph.D. candidate plans to pursue career in academia.

FPE Professors Highlight Work on Fire Resilence

Presentations part of Mpact Week's Multi-hazard Resilience session.

Lund University FPE Students Visit Maryland

FPE@UMD hosts tours, presentations.

Understanding the Flammability of Charring Polymers

Research at crossroads of fire protection engineering and materials science.

FPE at IAFSS 11

Faculty members elected to leadership roles; research image wins award.

Wood Stove Decathlon Team Featured in Popular Mechanics

Team Mulciber’s near-emissionless device teaches old technology new tricks.

Five Clark School Faculty Earn NSF CAREER Awards

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

Team Mulciber to Compete as Finalist in Wood Stove Decathlon

Innovative wood stove design is only finalist from an academic institution.

Stoliarov Speaks at European Fire Protection Conference

Stoliarov presents research findings at Fire Retardancy and Protection of Materials Conference.

Vote to Support UMD FPE's Team Mulciber in the Next Generation Wood Stove Design Challenge!

Team Mulciber has been named a finalist in The Alliance for Green Heat's Next Generation Wood Stove Design Challenge.

FPE Shines at 10th Symposium of the IAFSS

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