Nathan is Team Leader for CSIRO Fire Engineering. He is a Senior Fire Safety Engineer with 20+ years experience in fire safety consulting and experimental research. Nathan has practical expertise in a broad range of fire safety areas including material flammability and fire behaviour, fire testing including large scale heat release rate measurement, façade fire safety, passenger rail fire safety, buildings in bushfire protection and fire safety design for buildings. Nathan has set fire to trains, houses, fire trucks and numerous building products.
Nathan has assisted the Victorian state-wide cladding audit and has extensive experience in combustible cladding inspection, testing, risk assessments and rectification solutions. He has authored several publications including the book “Fire Hazards of Exterior Wall Assemblies Containing Combustible Components” published by the NFPA Fire Protection Research foundation.