AFRC Officers

Dr. Philip J. Smith

  • Professor Philip J. Smith is the director of the Institute for Clean and Secure Energy (ICSE), a multidisciplinary research program for understanding the technical, policy and environmental issues for clean coal energy production and utilization.
  • He is a professor of Chemical Engineering at the University of Utah.
  • He is also the chair of the American Flame Research Committee (AFRC) of the International Flame Research Foundation
  • Prof. Smith has been responsible for the hydrocarbon fire simulation aspects of CSAFE, the Center for the Simulation of Accidental Fires and Explosions, for the past 13 years. CSAFE is one of five DOE funded Advanced Simulation and Computing (ASC) university alliance centers with the purpose of advancing simulation science pedagogy.
  • In 1990 he was one of three founding partners of Reaction Engineering International, a consulting firm that uses coal combustion simulation software developed by him and his students for problem solving and design of coal and natural gas combustion boilers, furnaces and gasifiers.
  • In the 1980's he was an Associate Professor in Chemical Engineering and the the lead faculty member for the coal combustion simulation development in the NSF Engineering Research Center (ACERC) at Brigham Young University.
  • He is a Canadian from Southern Alberta, raises Arabian horses and lives with his wife in Draper, Utah.

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Work Phone: 801-585-3129
Fax: 801-585-1456

155 South 1452 East
University of Utah
Salt Lake City, Utah 84112