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About Hazard Dynamics

We believe in making the world safer through science and engineering.  We are engineers with expertise in combustion, fire dynamics, battery systems, explosions and risk.  Our approach relies on first principles, experiments and models to deeply understand hazards and solve problems for clients.

 

Team

Get to Know Us

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Ofodike Ezekoye, PhD, PE

Partner / Senior Principal Engineer

Dr. Ezekoye is an expert in heat transfer, combustion, fire dynamics and thermal hazards of lithium-ion batteries.  He has 30 years of experience as a professor at the University of Texas at Austin.  He has served as principal investigator for projects sponsored by NSF, NIST, FEMA, the Air Force and others.  He has published more than 200 scientific articles on combustion, fire dynamics, heat transfer and lithium-ion battery failures.

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Kevin Marr, PhD, PE

Partner / Principal Engineer

Dr. Kevin Marr is an expert on fire and thermal safety of batteries and fire forensic methods. Dr. Marr has expertise in a wide range of experimental and analytical techniques. He has analyzed and assessed fire and explosion hazards encountered in various industries, including consumer products, agriculture, and petrochemical and manufacturing refineries. Dr. Marr has authored several publications in peer-reviewed journals and is a co-author of a book chapter on vapor cloud explosions.

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Erik Archibald, PE

Partner / Senior Engineer

Erik Archibald is a licensed professional engineer with expertise in explosions, lithium-ion batteries and fire dynamics.  Erik's recent research has been evaluating lithium-ion battery caused explosions for firefighter safety.   Erik has conducted lithium-ion battery fire and explosion experiments from single cell to room scale.  Erik has experience as a structural engineer designing buildings to resist explosions and impact.  Erik has also served as a volunteer firefighter in Pennsylvania and Mississippi.