Jose Urgel, visiting student from the Department of Mechanical Engineering at ICAI Comillas, Spain was awarded the first edition of the ICAI Comillas exchange grant given by the Technological Research Institute. Jose spent two months with UQ Fire, producing novel research outcomes out by taking part of a collaborative research supervised by Dr Cristian Maluk, Dr Dilum Fernando, and Prof Alexis Cantizano. The research project investigating the fire behaviour of adhesives used in timber-based systems (e.g. cross laminated timber) seats within the umbrella of the Centre for Future Timber Structures (CFTS).
Jose is now completing his studies for a MSc degree in Industrial Engineering at Comillas ICAI.