Personal /Bioeconomia i governança
Giraldo Forero, M. Pilar
Institut Català de la Fusta

Dr. Architect from the Polytechnic University of Catalonia. Thesis "Evaluation of fire behavior and fire protection in different types of facades" with a distinction "Cum Laude".

Ms. In Construction and Building Rehabilitation from the Polytechnic University of Catalonia.

Associated researcher of the Catalan Institute of wood INCAFUST -  CTFC.

Associated professor of the MBArch Master at the Barcelona School of Architecture ETSAB of the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya UPC.

Professor of the Master in Fire Safety Engineering at the UPC School Barcelonatech.
Contritbutor  in different projects related to timber building systems and sustainable construction, with special interest in the use of bio-based materials and timber products. Specialist in topics related fire propagation and fire protection in timber buildings.
Spanish representative member in the European research team "Fire Safe Use of Wood".
Co-leader of a working group (WG3) and member of management commitee of the COST Action FP1404 Fire Safe Use of Bio-based building products
Partner in different researches closely with the Fire Laboratory of the Polytechnic University of Catalonia, conducting different studies, some of them using modeling and computer simulation of fire.
Contributor in courses on fire safety in buildings of the Master in Technology of construction of the ETSAB and Building Construction Management of the Building Construcction school EPSEB of the UPC,  and the Institute of Public Security of Catalonia.
Researcher and activities manager at LIGNOMAD, Research networking for boosting of the use of wood and lignocellulosic materials in the construction sector.

Improvement of fire reaction and mould growth resistance of a new bio-based thermal insulation material. M. Palumbo, A.M. Lacasta, A. Navarro, M.P. Giraldo, Boštjan Lesar. Construction and Building Materials.  Vol. 139. 531-539. Elsevier . May 15 2017.

Compartment and Façade Large Scale Tests: Behavior Comparison of Different Insulating Materials in Case of Fire. Elsa Pastor, Beatriu Corberó, Oriol Rios, María Pilar Giraldo, Laia Haurie, Ana Lacasta, Eva Cuerva, Eulalia Planas. Applications of Structural Fire Engineering January  18 2016.

Characterization of the fire behaviour of tropical wood species for use in the construction industry. M.P. Giraldo, Laia Haurie, Javier Sotomayor, A.M. Lacasta, Joaquín Montón. WCTE 2016: World Conference on Timber Engineering. Pg. 5387-5395.Austria, August 22-25, 2016.

Performance of Biobased Insulation Board from Crop by-products and Natural Gums.  M. Palumbo, M.P. Giraldo, A. Navarro, A Lacasta. International Conference of Bio-based Materials. June 10 2015.

Factors affecting smouldering combustion of bio-based thermal insulation materials. A.M. Lacasta Palacio, L. Haurie Ibarra, M. Palumbo Fernández,M. P Giraldo. European Workshop Fire Safety of Green Buildings: Berlin, Germany, 6-7 October 2015.

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