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Forest Fire

Our Work in the Media & Recent Events

November 2022

Description: Wildland-urban-interface building material flammability project is presented at Materials Research Society Fall Meeting in Boston, MA. 

Meeting link:

MRS Fall Meeting

Conference Program:

Link Here

House Construction

September 2022


Description: PI Jeanette Cobian appears on Radio Bilingüe (Spanish public media) to speak on wildfire behavior, prescribed burning and more.

The full interview can be found here

Radio Bilingüe Interview

July 2022

Description: PI Jeanette Cobian is co-author in PNAS Nexus paper on fire science in the anthropocene. 

The full article can be found below:

PNAS Nexus Article

A press release on the article:

NCAR Press Release


June 2022

Interview with Univision 21


Description: PI Jeanette Cobian speaks at the Univision 21 evening broadcast about recent fires and fire behavior. 

This Spanish language interview can be found here:

Univision 21 Interview Link


Jeanette Cobian wins Hellman Award

Description: PI Jeanette Cobian wins the prestigious Hellman Award granted to promising assistant professors.

More information on Award

May 2022

New Publication on Air Quality and Emissions 

Description: New study on the effects of the 2020 Wildfires on the air quality of the San Joaquin Valley published by Jeanette Cobian and collaborators Faraz Enayati Ahangar and Ricardo Cisneros.

Link to Paper:


PI Jeanette Cobian attends Fire and Climate Conference

Description: PI Jeanette Cobian attends the Fire and Climate Conference in Pasadena, CA. Collaborative work on smoldering fire behavior was presented by co-author Lucas Carmignani.

Link to Conference


Graduate Student Shusmita Saha wins Travel Scholarship

Description: Graduate student Shusmita Saha wins travel scholarship to attend the Western States Section of the Combustion Institute


April 2022

First annual lab BBQ

First Annual End of the Year BBQ celebrated by the Cobian-Iñiguez group. 

April 24th 


Yosemite Lake

March 2022

 PhD student Shusmita Saha presents at WSCI

Description: PhD student Shusmita Saha presents here research on metal particle ignition at the Western States Section of the Combustion Institute.

Meeting info: 

Western States Combustion Institute, 2022 Meeting

March 20, 2021. Stanford CA.


January 2022


University Friends Circle (UFC) Presentation 

Description: UG Research Assistant Nicholas Maldonado presents his ignition research at the University Friends Circle.

More information here: 

University Friends Circle 

January 11th, 2022

October 2021

Society of Women Engineers

Society of Women Engineers UC Merced Student Chapter Research Night Panel

October 18th


COB 2 170 (UC Merced


UC Riverside Virtual Science Night

Presentation: Video Game Development Using Fire Science and Big Data

Arlington High School, Riverside, CA(Virtual)

November 9th, 2021

December 2021

Cobian-Iñiguez Fire Lab wins CITRIS SEED Grant

Description: CI Fire Lab wins CITRIS SEED Grant alongside collaborators at UC Merced MS&E and UC Berkeley. The new project will investigate novel sustainable and flame-resistant materials.

More information on the project here:

2021 CITRIS SEED Grant awardees

December 2021

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