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Indrek S. Wichman is a professor of Mechanical Engineering at Michigan State University where he has been a faculty member since 1986. His research interests are in Combustion, Heat Transfer, Thermodynamics, Fluid Mechanics and related areas. Current projects of interest include research on flame and fire safety research, flammability testing of composite materials, green roof technology and combustion in engines. He is a member of the scientific honor society Sigma Xi. He has worked as a visiting professor/research scientist in Finland, Norway and France as well as in the US at NIST. His consulting company is 3-B Combustion, Explosion and Fire Consultants. He holds a B.S.M.E from Stony Brook University, an M. S. in Mechanics from Virginia Tech and a Ph.D. in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering from Princeton University (1983).