7601 Irvine Boulevard
Irvine, CA 92618
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Luca has recently joined the University of California Cooperative Extension at the South Coast Research and Extension Center as an Assistant Fire Advisor to promote fire resilience for the Wildland-Urban Interface in Southern California. Previously, he was a postdoctoral researcher at the Berkeley Fire Research lab at University of California, Berkeley. Luca's research is focused on fire and combustion applications, from wildland fires to material flammability. Luca graduated from the Joint Doctoral Program between University of California, San Diego, and San Diego State University in Engineering Sciences, after obtaining his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Aerospace Engineering from University of Pisa (Italy). Luca’s research interests include image analysis, computer programming, and scientific outreach.
SpecialtyWildland-Urban Interface (WUI) fire behavior. Home hardening and defensible space.
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- Fire - Member