January 5, 2018
Drs. Sean O'Hern, Michael Stern, David Anderson, Alfonso Ibarreta and Timothy Myers from Exponent's Thermal Sciences practice were recently awarded the Frank Lees Medal for their paper "Analysis of Combustible Dust Flash Fires on Personal Protective Equipment Fabrics." The paper was presented at the Hazards27 Conference in Birmingham, UK in 2017.
The Frank Lees Medal is Awarded by the Safety & Loss Prevention Special Interest Group for the most meritorious publication on the topic of safety and loss prevention in an Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE) publication. The paper is one of the first published studies on the performance of personal protective fabrics when exposed to combustible dust flash fires.
More information about the Frank Lees award can be found here.