Dr. Laura Dubrulle is a guest researcher in the Fire Research Division at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). Laura has been working in the Flammability Reduction Group since September 2017. Currently, her work focuses on the assessment of commercially available fire-resistant coatings, which can be applied to increase the flaming and smoldering resistance of detached fuels (e.g., wooden fences) and thereby harden Wildland-Urban Interface (WUI) communities.
Prior to joining the Flammability Reduction Group, Laura attended the “Unite de Catalyse et de Chimie du Solide (UCCS)” at the University of Lille (France) where she earned her Doctor of Philosophy in 2016. Her dissertation focused on the development of eco-designed driers for the chemical drying of bio-based alkyd coatings.
Laura is also an active board member of the Guest Researcher Association (GRA) at NIST, which helps guest researchers, contractors, and other associates get the most out of their time at NIST and their stay in the United States.