Projet Feux | UMR SPE 6134
Research  | Research team
Paul-Antoine Santoni
Professor in Energetics at the University of Corsica
Fire Project
Campus Grimaldi, BP 52
20250 Corte
Telephone: (+33) 495 450 161
Fax: (+33) 4 95 45 01 62





      PhD in Energetics, University of Corsica    


Training and career path


HDR, Energetics, University of Corsica, 2004

PhD,Energetics, University of Corsica,1996

M.S., Engineer in Electronics, National Institute of Applied Sciences of Toulouse, 1990


Career path

Professor, University of Corsica, 2004
Senior Lecturer, University of Corsica, 1997
PhD student, University of Corsica, 1993-1994
Engineer at the CERME in Paris until 1992



Paul-Antoine Santoni is currently Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Combustion at the University of Corsica, France. He was Director of the Forest Fire research team at the University of Corsica UMR CNRS 6134 from 2000 to 2006, and then from 2011 to 2016. He is currently Director of the CNRS Fire Research Grouping (GDR) n° 2864 which encompasses all the French laboratories working in the field of fire safety. He is an active member of the community of scientists working on forest fires. His fields of research include:
  • transfers of mass and energy in fires,
  • modelling of combustion and smoke emission,
  • reaction to fire
  • numerical and experimental studies into forest fires at field and laboratory level.
He is a reporter for several international reviews and discussions as well as a leading point of contact for scientific research proposals. He is the author and co-author of more than 50 publications (articles in international journals and book chapters) and contributor to more than 100 conferences and technical documents. Paul-Antoine Santoni has also hosted plenary conferences and is a regular participant on science committees for national and international conferences.


Significant publications (since 2011)
Modélisation de la combustion et des émissions de fumées

Characterization of aerosols emissions from the combustion of dead shrub twigs and leaves using a cone calorimeter

Leonelli, L., Barboni, T., Santoni, P.A., Quilichini, Y., Coppalle, A.

Fire Safety Journal, 2017, in press


Smoke emissions due to burning of green waste in the Mediterranean area: Influence of fuel moisture content and fuel mass

Tihay-Felicelli, V., Santoni, P.A., Gerandi, G., Barboni, T

Atmospheric Environment, 2017, (159):92-106.

DOI: 10.1016/j.atmosenv.2017.04.002


Modelling the NO emissions from wildfires at the source level

Y. Perez-Ramirez, P.A. Santoni, N. Darabiha

Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences, 2014, 14, 1169-1183

DOI: 10.5194/nhess-14-1169-2014


Quantification of volatile organic compounds in smoke from prescribed burning and comparison with the occupational exposure limits

E. Romagnoli, T. Barboni, P.A. Santoniand N. Chiaramonti

Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences, 2014, 14, 1049-1057



A global kinetic model for the combustion of the evolved gases in wildland fires

Y. Perez-Ramirez, P.A. Santoni, N. Darabiha, V. Cancelieri, and E. Leoni

Combustion Science and Technology, 2012,184(9), 1380-1394,



Réaction au feu des végétaux

Comparison of the combustion of pine species with two sizes of calorimeter: 10 g vs. 100 g

N. Chiaramonti, E. Romagnoli, P.A. Santoni and T. Barboni

Fire Technology, 2017, (53)2,741-770


Autoignition of dead shrub twigs: Influence of diameter on ignition

V. Tihay, P.A. Santoni, T. Barboniand L. Leonelli

Fire Technology, 2016, (52)3,897-929


Bulk and particle properties of pine needle fuel beds – Influence on combustion

P.A. Santoni,P. Bartoli, A.Simeoniand J.L. Torero

International Journal of Wildland Fire,2014, 23(8):1076-1086

DOI: 10.1071/WF13079


Flammability studies for wildland and wildland-urban interface fires applied to pine needles and solid polymers

A. Simeoni, J.C. Thomas, P. Bartoli,P. Borowieck, P. Reszka, F. Colella, P.A. Santoniand J.L. Torero

Fire Safety Journal, 2012, 54, 203-217


Determination of the main parameters influencing forest fuel combustion dynamics

P. Bartoli, A.Simeoni,H. Biteau, J.L. Toreroand P.A. Santoni

Fire Safety Journal, 2011, 46 (1-2), 27-33, DOI:10.1016/j.firesaf.2010.05.002


Expériences et modélisations des feux de forêt

Examination of WFDS in modeling spreading fires in a furniture calorimeter

Y. Perez-Ramirez, P.A. Santoni, J.B. Tramoni, F. Bosseur, and R. Mell

Fire and Technology, 2017, in press


Relationship between flame length and fireline intensity obtained by calorimetry at laboratory scale

T. Barboni, F. Morandini,L. Rossi,T. Molinierand P.A. Santoni

Combustion Science and Technology, 2012,184(2), 186-204,

DOI: 10.1080/00102202.2011.625373


Determination of fireline intensity by oxygen consumption calorimetry

P.A. Santoni,F. Morandiniand T.Barboni

Journal of Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry, 2011, 104(3),1005-1015,

DOI: 10.1007/s10973-010-1256-0


Wildland fire behaviour case studies and fuel models for landscape-scale fire modeling

P.A. Santoni,J.B.Filippi,J.H. Balbiand F. Bosseur

Journal of Combustion, 2011, Article ID 613424, 12 pages, DOI: 10.1155/2011/613424

Transferts de masse et d'énergie dans les feux

Scale effects on the heat release rate, smoke production rate and species yields for a vegetation bed

P.A. Santoni, N. Chiaramonti, E. Romagnoliand T. Barboni

Journal of Fire Sciences, 2015,33(4), 290-319

DOI: 10.1177/0734904115591176


Combustion of forest litters under slope conditions: burning rate, heat release rate, convective and radiant fractions for different loads

V. Tihay, F. Morandini, P.A. Santoni, Y. Perez-Ramirezand T. Barboni

Combustion and Flame, 2014,161, 3237-3248

DOI: 10.1016/j.combustflame.2014.06.003


Radiant, convective and heat release characterization of vegetation fire

F. Morandini, Y. Perez-Ramirez, V. Tihay, P.A. Santoniand T. Barboni

International Journal of Thermal Science, 2013, 70, 83-91

DOI: 10.1016/j.ijthermalsci.2013.03.011

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