“There is no doubt that the Lessells Travel Scholarship constitutes enormous support for my career and I will continue to reap the benefits from it in the years to come.”

Simon Santamaria, Lessells Scholar, 2017
Simon Santamaria, Golden Gate Bridge, California

Simon Santamaria is a PhD student in Fire Safety Engineering at the University of Edinburgh. Simon’s research focuses on solid fuels and he was awarded a JM Lessells Travel Scholarship to travel to the Combustion and Fire Processes Laboratories, University of California, Berkeley to carry out a  three-months project titled “Improving ignition criteria: analysis of surface heat losses under complex ignition scenarios”.

Experimental Set Up at the University of California
Experimental set-up, University of California

Campus, University of California