Konrad WilkensProject Manager & Research Scientist at Danish Institute of Fire and Security Technology (DBI)
Konrad Wilkens was hired by the Danish Institute of Fire and Security Technology (DBI) in 2013 as part of the Fire Tools project and in conjunction with his PhD. Following the end of the project in 2016 he was hired as a Project manager and Research Scientist within the Advanced Services division of DBI. His current research focuses on: the fire behavior of materials and advanced performance based fire engineering.
Konrad has an educational background in Fire Safety Engineering and product design/mechanical engineering. He is proficient in both experimental fire behavior research both small and large scale, and numerical simulation with experience in model development and advanced simulation tools. His Masters dissertation concerned evaluation and validation of smoke modelling within Fire Dynamics Simulator, and his PhD is on the material fire behavior.
Konrad has been involved in a number of research and commercial projects within the maritime industry, working on topics from risks of li-ion batteries, container fire safety, FRP composites and development of detection and suppression technology for specific maritime applications.