UL Fire and Combustion Laboratories

Overview of Services

UL Fire and Combustion Laboratories was founded in 2015 at Case Western Reserve University. Our mission is to support both the science community and industry to advance knowledge in material and fire dynamics with an ultimate goal to improve fire safety and save lives. The 2,200 square feet laboratory contains the following equipment: cone calorimeter, smoke density chamber, micro-combustion calorimeter, Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy (FTIR) gas analyzer, Thermal Protective Performance (TPP) tester, analytical balances, fume hoods, various environmental chambers, and high-pressure gas supply systems. Imaging equipment includes infrared (FLIR) cameras, high-definition video camcorders, and SLR digital cameras. 



Ya-Ting Liao Faculty Director 216-368-0048 yating.liao@case.edu
Chengyao Li  Associate Faculty Director 216-368-1609 chengyao.li@case.edu
Ankit Sharma Managing Scientist  216-368-1609 ankit.sharma@case.edu
Angelika Szakacs Financial Manager 216-368-6450 angelika@case.edu

Location and hours of operation

Hours Location

9am-5pm on Monday-Friday 

10900 Euclid Ave. Glennan 120
Cleveland Ohio 44106



Name Role Phone Email Location
Ya-Ting Liao
faculty director
Glennan 619
Chengyao Li
associate faculty director
Glennan 608
Ankit Sharma
managing scientist
Glennan 608