Q: What “day to day” type activities that you do?
My research involves a multifaceted approach, ranging from scanning forest sites to studying firebrand formation in controlled lab settings. Additionally, I employ algorithms to collect and analyse data. The variability in tasks is influenced by daily and weather-related conditions.
Q: What pathway did you take to get into the research?
My academic journey began with a Bachelor’s in Space & Aeronautics in Vietnam, followed by a Master’s in Mechanical Engineering in South Korea. I joined FLARE due to the engineering solutions required for my current research project.
Q: What’s the most interesting thing that you have done during your study?
The most captivating aspect of my research journey has been the myriad of opportunities to travel. From gathering samples in forests to participating in conferences, both domestically and internationally, these experiences have been truly enriching and eye-opening.
Q: Who are you collaborating with outside of your supervisors?
I am collaborating with French National Centre for Scientific Research and the University of Corsica (France). At the University of Melbourne my supervisors and I oversee the execution of experiments, while the University of Corsica focuses on model creation and simulations.
Q: How will your work impact real world management decisions?
My research is focused on quantifying the potential generation of firebrands during wildfires in specific vegetation and areas. I aim to develop comprehensive models that establish the correlation between firebrand generation and their characteristics under various fire and ambient conditions. This work holds promise for enhancing wildfire prediction and prevention methodologies. Ultimately, my findings could serve as a valuable resource for future researchers and scientists, enabling them to refine wildfire management strategies.