María Thomsen, PhD

Doctor in Mechanical Engineering, University of California, Berkeley, 2018

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Research Interests

My research interests include material flammability and fire spread under different environments, with a special focus on spacecraft applications. I currently study fire and burning behavior of solid fuels in future spacecraft conditions through experimental and numerical modeling research.

Key Words

Ignition and Fire Spread, Solid Fuel Burning, Fire Resistant Materials, Material Flammability Testing, Spacecraft/Aircraft Fire Safety.


Civil Industrial Engineer, Universidad Técnica Federico Santa María 2013

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, University of California, Berkeley

Award Date: 14 Dec 2018

Master, University of California, Berkeley

Award Date: 16 Dec 2016

Master, Universidad Técnica Federico Santa María

Award Date: 9 Dec 2013


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