Dr Claire M. Benson
Telephone:020 7815 7921
School/Division:Engineering / Chemical and Petroleum Engineering
Dr Claire M. Benson is a fire and explosion scientist with over 10 years’ experience researching and lecturing as part of the Explosion and Fire Research Group. She has a PhD in chemical engineering, specialising in high pressure oxygen system safety.
Her other research areas include aeronautical fire suppression, fire and arson investigation, and industrial-scale water mist and fog creation. She has conducted research for the London Fire Brigade, Sellafield Ltd and the Ministry of Defence, and collaborated with the British Standards Institution, the Health and Safety Executive, and numerous aerospace and industrial engineering companies.
Claire has lectured on fire investigation, fire chemistry and thermodynamics, and fire safety assessment.
Claire is currently collaborating with Cranfield University, Malardalen University, the SP Technical Research Institute of Sweden and Airbus, as part of the CleanSky2 EFFICIENT project to create new green fire suppressions systems for aircraft.
Claire is an active member of the UK association of Fire Investigators, and a member of the International Association of Arson Investigators.
Claire is a visiting lecturer in Fire Safety Assessment at Middlesex University.