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Luca Carmignani Ph.D.

Fire Advisor
South Coast Research & Extension Center
7601 Irvine Boulevard
Irvine, CA 92618
(949) 237-2956
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Also in:
Orange County - UC Cooperative Extension
Los Angeles County
San Diego County
Riverside County



Luca is a UC ANR fire advisor based at the South Coast Research and Extension Center in Irvine. He collaborates with universities, agencies, and organizations to provide science-based solutions for wildfire preparedness and create fire-resilient communities across Southern California. His research focuses on the fire risks associated with Wildland-Urban Interface vegetation and structures. Previously, he was a postdoctoral researcher at the Berkeley Fire Research lab at the University of California, Berkeley. He graduated from the Joint Doctoral Program between the University of California, San Diego, and San Diego State University in Engineering Sciences, after obtaining his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Pisa (Italy).


Wildfire Science


Wildland-Urban Interface (WUI) fire behavior. Home hardening and defensible space.


Peer Reviewed

  • Carmignani, Luca; Hajilou, Mohammadhadi, et al. (In Press). Smoldering of Wood: Effects of Wind and Fuel Geometry. Fire Technology Journal. Springer. https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10694-024-01542-8
  • Carmignani, Luca; Garg, Priya, et al. (2022). Effect of sub-atmospheric pressure on the characteristics of concurrent/upward flame spread over a thin solid. Combustion and Flame. 245. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.combustflame.2022.112312

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