Raquel Hakes

PhD student

Office: EBUII, Room #569

Email: rhakes@eng.ucsd.edu

Short Bio

Raquel received a B.S. in Fire Protection Engineering from the University of Maryland, College Park in 2015. She continued her studies at the University of Maryland and received an M.S. in Fire Protection Engineering for her work on “Thermal Characterization of Firebrand Piles”. She is currently a Ph.D. student in Mechanical Engineering under the joint supervision of Michael Gollner at the University of Maryland and Antonio Sánchez at the University of California, San Diego.


  • R.S.P. Hakes, S.E. Caton, D.J. Gorham, and M.J. Gollner, “A Review of Pathways to Building Fire Spread in the Wildland Urban Interface Part II: Response of Components and Systems and Mitigation Strategies”, Fire Technology (2017) 53(2), 475-515, https://doi.org/10.1007/s10694-016-0601-7.
  • S.E. Caton, R.S.P. Hakes, D.J. Gorham, A. Zhou, and M.J. Gollner, “Review of Pathways for Building Fire Spread in the Wildland Urban Interface Part I: Exposure Conditions”, Fire Technology (2017) 53(2), 429-473, https://doi.org/10.1007/s10694-016-0589-z.


  • M.J. Gollner, R. Hakes, S. Caton, and K. Kohler, “Pathways for Building Fire Spread at the Wildland Urban Interface”, Fire Protection Research Foundation, National Fire Protection Association (2015),


  • 70th annual American Physical Society Division of Fluid Dynamics, November 2017, Denver, Colorado
  • 10th US National Combustion Meeting, April 2017, College Park, Maryland
  • 15th International Fire and Materials Conference, February 2017, San Francisco, California
  • National Fire Protection Conference & Expo, June 2016, Las Vegas, Nevada
  • 5th International Fire Behavior and Fuels Conference, April 2016, Portland, Oregon