Michael Gollner

Board Member
Michael Gollner, PhD (board member since 2016) Assistant Professor and Deb Faculty Fellow, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of California, Berkeley Dr. Michael Gollner is an Assistant Professor and Deb Faculty Fellow at the Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of California, Berkeley. He is broadly interested in fire science problems, utilizing experiments and theory to solve problems related to fire spread in the wildland and built environments, sustainable/green building fire safety and smoke and toxic product transport. In 2014 he started the first engineering-based wildland fire course at the University of Maryland, focusing on both the science and applications of engineering to wildland fire. He serves as Associate Editor of Fire Technology, on the editorial board of the Fire Safety Journal, a member of the NFPA Technical Committee on Wildland and Rural Fire Protection, a member of the NFPA FPRF Research Advisory Board and an elected member of the management committee of the International Association for Fire Safety Science. Michael is from Southern California, where he was first acquainted with wildfires. He holds a B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of California, San Diego. summary of current research topics and other activities is available on his