Professor Haukur Ingason has over twenty five years of international experience in fire safety research and engineering. He has published over 120 scientific papers and reports and has been involved in large scale and model scale studies of fire and smoke spread in tunnels since 1992. He is a senior research scientist at SP Technical Research Institute of Sweden and gives courses and supervises in fire safety in underground facilities at Lund University. He is a principal member of NFPA 502 committee, member of PIARC TC3.3 – Working Group 4 on fixed firefighting systems, chairs the Scientific Committee of The International Symposium on Safety and Security in Tunnels (ISTSS) and is a steering board member of ITA-COSUF.