Craig Weinschenk

Research Engineer

Craig is a Research Engineer with UL's Fire Safety Research Institute (FSRI). He holds an M.S. and a Ph.D in Mechanical Engineering from The University of Texas-Austin. During his graduate studies, Craig worked with the Austin Fire Department on analyzing firefighter compliance to changes in standard operating guidelines and on characterizing the impact of forced ventilation on room-scale fires. Since graduation, he has conducted full-scale residential fire experiments designed to characterize the thermal environment within the structure as well as exposed firefighter personal protective equipment. Craig is also a developer of NIST's Fire Dynamics Simulator (FDS) Version 6. He has used FDS to study the fire dynamics and thermal environment of fires that resulted in line-of-duty deaths and injuries to firefighters. Additionally, Craig is a primary member of the team building FireCARES.org, an online tool for the fire service designed to help ensure fire departments are appropriately matching their resources to the risk within their community.

Craig Weinschenk