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gavin horn

Research Scientist

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Gavin Horn has served as the Director of IFSI Research since August 2004, immediately after receiving his PhD in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Gavin's research interests focus on firefighter health and safety, First Responder technology development, material testing and design, and nondestructive evaluation. He has published over 50 peer-reviewed journal articles and given presentations at meetings, conferences and symposia around the world. Gavin also serves as a firefighter/engineer with the Savoy Fire Department, where he was named the 2011 Firefighter of the Year.
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