Prof Jose Torero won the SFPE David A. Lucht Lamp of Knowledge Award

(27-08-2021)

Prof Bart Merci, Director of The International Master of Science in Fire Safety Engineering (IMFSE), is happy to announce that co-founding father of the IMFSE program, Prof Jose Torero and holder of the title Honorary Doctorate at Ghent University, won the SFPE David A. Lucht Lamp of Knowledge Award. On the SFPE website, it is described as: The David A. Lucht Lamp of Knowledge Award honours an organization, company, or individual that has contributed substantially to increasing the opportunities for higher education in fire protection engineering.

On imfse.be Prof Torero states: “Educating the next generations of professionals in the field has always been my main driver. It is the people that make our profession and therefore it is the people that have been my focus. I believe the drive to increase the opportunities for higher education in Fire Safety Engineering is something I shared with David A. Lucht. I, therefore, feel deeply proud and humbled to receive the SFPE David A. Lucht award (https://www.sfpe.org/about-sfpe/awardshonors/luchtrecipients). It is particularly rewarding to receive the award alongside two individuals, both affiliated to the IMFSE, with whom I have shared a long path and a commitment to higher education. Grunde Jomaas (receiving the John L. Bryan award for his commitment and dedication to education) and Richard Emberley (SFPE Emerging Professionals 5 Under 35 award).”