Brian J. Meacham, PhD, PE (CT&MA), EUR ING, CEng (UK), FIFireE, FSFPE
Brian is Managing Principal of Meacham Associates in the USA. He has more than 35 years of professional experience in academia, consulting and industry. He focuses primarily on risk-informed and performance-based solutions to fire and regulatory challenges in the built environment. Brian is Chair of the International Association for Fire Safety Science (IAFSS), Chair of the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Technical Committee on Fire Risk Assessment Methods, a Past President of the Society of Fire Protection Engineers (SFPE), and a past Chair of the Inter-jurisdictional Regulatory Collaboration Committee (IRCC). He is a licensed Professional Engineer in Connecticut and Massachusetts, a Chartered Engineer and Fellow of the Institution of Fire Engineers (UK), a registered European Engineer (EUR ING), a Fellow of the Society of Fire Protection Engineers, and a Fulbright Global Scholar.
Margaret McNamee, PhD
Margaret McNamee is Professor in Fire Safety Engineering at Lund University in Sweden. She has her technical expertise in understanding and characterizing the environmental impact of fires and has worked in the field of fire and combustion research for more than 30 years. Among other things, Margaret is active in the International Association of Fire Safety Science (IAFSS) and was the first author of the IAFSS position paper on fire safety research challenges for the future – IAFSS Agenda 2030 for a Fire Safe World.