Adam M. Barowy is a fire protection engineer in the Fire Fighting Technology Group of the Fire Research Division (FRD) of the Engineering Laboratory (EL) at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). Mr. Barowy has been working in the Fire Fighting Technology Group as a Fire Protection Engineer since April 2009. Mr. Barowy's current research furthers efforts to develop a computer-based fire behavior training tool for the fire service using the NIST Fire Dynamics Simulator (FDS) and the companion visualization program Smokeview. He is examining the capability of FDS to predict the thermal conditions in a two-story fire-training building designed as a residential structure.
Mr. Barowy began his employment in the Engineered Fire Safety group as a graduate intern in May 2008. As a graduate intern, he planned and conducted field experiments for the Multiphase Study on Fire Fighter Safety and the Deployment of Resources. This included the design, construction and instrumentation of a residential-scale live fire training facility as well as data collection and analysis. Mr. Barowy also conducted building evacuation field experiments for the Safety of Building Occupants project while in the Engineered Fire Safety group.
Prior to working at NIST, Mr. Barowy served as a live-in volunteer fire fighter/EMT-B on Engine Co. 3 in Amherst, MA. He is currently a member of the National Fire Protection Association and an Associate Member of the Society of Fire Protection Engineers.
Fire Protection Engineer
Fire Research Division
Fire Fighting Technology
Worcester Polytechnic Institute, M.S., Fire Protection Engineering, 2010
University of Massachusetts at Amherst, B.S., Mechanical Engineering, 2007