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  1. Podcast6 February 2019 - Eavesdrop on Experts

    Learning to live with fire

    In this episode of the University of Melbourne's Eavesdrop on Experts podcast, Professor Cristina Montiel Molina discusses our attitudes to living with fire.

  2. 4 February 2019 - Science Matters

    Black Saturday: Have we fixed a flawed system?

    Black Saturday was the worst bushfire disaster in Australia; a University of Melbourne expert looks at whether the Royal Commission changed our fire management.

  3. 20 November 2018 - Engineering & Technology

    The particles making building cladding fire-safe

    University of Melbourne researchers and industry have found that tiny ceramic particles can make plastic-backed cladding fire-safe for building.

  4. 7 January 2018 - Inside Business

    Why we must be ready for bushfires this summer

    A University of Melbourne expert warns emergency services and communities must learn from the mistakes of bushfires past, like Black Saturday, to save lives.

  5. 3 July 2017 - Engineering & Technology

    Nanoclay can stop cladding fires spreading

    University of Melbourne researchers have found that treating cladding with nanoclay can stop cladding fires like the Grenfell fire from spreading

  6. 21 June 2017 - Design

    Cladding fires: a fatal warning of a bigger problem

    The Grenfell fire is a warning of the danger of performance-based building codes compared with 1980s prescriptive approaches says University of Melbourne expert

  7. 20 November 2015 - Science Matters

    Even fires rest on Sunday

    Fires occur most frequently on a Tuesday and least on Sundays, says a global study which suggests a link between humans, religion and culture on fire incidence.