Rajitha Botheju

Doctor of Philosophy Supervisor: Dr. Patricia Dolez Research Area: My research focuses on enhancing the durability of firefighter protective garments, which are crafted from inherently flame-resistant fibers with exceptional mechanical strength and thermal stability. These fibres, like any polymer, degrade […]

Jemma Forgie

Doctor of Philosophy Supervisor: Dr. Patricia Dolez Working thesis title: Improving Women’s Fire Protective Clothing Female firefighters are a minority in their workforce and experience workplace discrimination as a result of their gender. This greatly impacts feelings of workplace safety, […]

Elena Kosareva

Doctor of Philosophy Supervisor: Dr. Jane Batcheller Thesis working title: Development of wildland firefighters protective clothing systems with improved thermal insulation properties. Wildland firefighters risk their health to prevent fires from spreading by performing fatiguing activities (e.g., felling trees, removing […]