Dr. Francesco Colella is a Managing Engineer in Exponent’s Thermal Sciences practice. He specializes in mechanical engineering and in the areas of fluid-mechanics, heat transfer, fire dynamics and combustion. Application areas include fire and explosion origin&cause investigations, failure analysis of industrial equipment, heat transfer systems, fuel distributions and storage systems. He has experience evaluating the consequences associated with the release of toxic and flammable substances, fires and explosions in Oil and Gas facilities including LNG terminals, peak shaving plants and other industrial facilities. In this context, he routinely evaluates such facilities with current and historical regulations, codes, and guidelines.