Dr. Samuel L. Manzello is a mechanical engineer in the Fire Measurements Group of the Fire Research Division (FRD) of the Engineering Laboratory (EL) at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). Dr. Manzello joined NIST in January 2001. Manzello's research is currently focused on understanding the ignition of structures due to firebrand attack in wildland-urban interface (WUI) fires. Manzello has authored 103 publications (40 archival journal publications and 63 conference publications and reports) in combustion and fire science. In addition to this, Manzello's research was the subject of a special feature article in the journal Nature. He serves as a reviewer for 18 archival publications in fire science, combustion, heat transfer, and fluid mechanics. Awards include a NASA Graduate Student Research Fellowship (NASA-GSRP), a US National Research Council (NRC) Post-Doctoral Fellowship, and a Fellowship from the Japan Society for the Promotion Science (JSPS).