Memorial of Professor Toshisuke Hirano (1939-2014)

Prof. Toshisuke Hirano

Professor Toshisuke Hirano (1939-2014)

It is with great sadness that we have learned of the death on February 13, 2014 of Professor Toshisuke Hirano, who was a “founding father of AOAFST”.

At the occasion of the 10th Asia-Oceania Symposium on Fire Science and Technology (10th AOSFST), the following events are held to share memories of Prof. Hirano and his wishes for progress in fire science:

1. Address by Prof. Ritsu Dobashi (The University of Tokyo) in the opening ceremony

9:30 -10:10, October 5th, in the opening ceremony at Convention Hall (200)

“Memories of Professor Hirano”

2. Professor Hirano Memorial

18:00 – 18:30, October 6th, at Okura Frontier Hotel

Speeches from three persons

Prof. Wan-Ki Chow (President of AOAFST, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, HK)

Prof. Bogdan Dlugogorski (Immediate Past Chairman of IAFSS, Murdoch University, Australia)

Prof. Jinhua Sun (University of Science and Technology of China, China)

Chaired by: Prof. Kazunori Kuwana (Yamagata University) and Prof. Lijing Gao (Chiba Institute of Science)

3. Poster presentation

October 5th – 7th (throughout the whole symposium), at Foyer (next to the Registration Desk)

The histories of Professor Hirano and AOSFST are presented by posters.