Dr. Tom Spicer
Assessment of hazards from airborne contaminants and from fire and explosion phenomena
Dr. Spicer collaborates in the Chemical Hazards Research Center (CHRC) at the University of Arkansas. The CHRC conducts major research programs to develop and verify mathematical and wind tunnel models of the atmospheric dispersion of hazardous chemicals. The CHRC houses an ultra-low-speed environmental wind tunnel — presently the largest in the world. This tunnel was built to investigate atmospheric dispersion processes at extremely low wind conditions which frequently define worst case conditions for atmospheric dispersion.