Fire Dynamics, Structural Fire Engineering, Heat Transfer, Structural Mechanics
Richard Emberley is the Constant J. and Dorothy F. Chrones Professor of Mechanical Engineering within the Mechanical Engineering Department at California Polytechnic State University (Cal Poly) in San Luis Obispo, California. Concurrently, he is jointly appointed in the Fire Protection Engineering Program within the College of Engineering. His teaching focuses on the areas of thermal-fluids and fire protection engineering in all aspects and covers both undergraduate and graduate-level courses. His research encompasses a broad range of topics included but not limited to, self-extinction of timber, compartment fire dynamics of exposed and protection timber structures, debonding of engineered timber, debonding of steel and fiber-reinforced plastics, visibility in smoke filled environments, and novel fire testing methodologies.