Obituary: Professor Margaret Law MBE BSc CEng FIFireE FSFPE

We are sad to announce the death of Margaret Law, peacefully at her home in London, on 27th August 2017.

Margaret was born in London and graduated in physics and mathematics from the University of London (BSc). She joined the Fire Research Station in the UK in 1952, and over 20 years established herself as one of the world’s leading fire scientists, carrying out research into many aspects of fire behaviour and its effects on building materials and structures. She also became involved in the application of these research results in Building Regulations, Codes of Practice, and design guides. Particular areas of her research included ignition and fire dynamics, heat radiation from fires and requirements for building separation, as well as structural fire behaviour.

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Professor Georgy Makhviladze 1945 – 2017

The IFE was saddened to hear of the news that Professor Georgy Makhviladze sadly passed away on 31 May 2017.

“After more than 20 years in the Institute for Problems in Mechanics, Russian Academy of Sciences, Georgy was appointed as the Chair in Fire and Explosion Engineering at the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) in 1993. In 1994 he established the UCLan Centre in Fire and Explosion Studies and made an enormous contribution to the development of Fire Safety Engineering nationally and internationally. He performed and oversaw numerous projects in fire safety engineering research and education in the UK, Russia, France, Canada and other countries.”

– Dr Andrei Chamchine PhD MEng CEng MEI, International Lead for School of Engineering, University of Central Lancashire (UCLan)

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