Focused Fire Engineering are excited to announce and welcome our newest member Mahfuz Sarwar, who brings extensive technical experience to our engineering team.  Mahfuz will support the growth of the business and assist Focused to meet increasing demand for its high quality and efficient fire engineering services.

Mahfuz joins Focused after recently completing a PhD in Fire Engineering from the Centre for Environmental Safety and Risk Engineering (CESARE).  Mahfuz has over 5 years’ experience working as an affiliated researcher at Bushfire Cooperative Research Center (BCRC).  His research was focused on the physics based fluid dynamics methodology to assess the performance of turbulence models and their potential as forecasting tools using fire dynamics simulator (FDS).  Mahfuz has also worked as a trainee fire engineer at Beca and a graduate fire engineer at AECOM.

Mahfuz’s publications

Mahfuz Sarwar, M. J. Cleary, K. A. M. Moinuddin, G. R. Thorpe, ‘On linking the filter width to the boundary layer thickness in explicitly filtered large eddy simulations of wall bounded flows’, International Journal of Heat and Fluid Flow, Vol. 65, PP 73-89, June 2017.

Mahfuz Sarwar, KAM Moinuddin, Graham Thorpe, Matthew Cleary, ‘Large eddy simulation of fire behavior in landscapes’, Bushfire CRC and AFAC annual conference, Perth, August 2012.