Projet Feux | UMR SPE 6134
Research  | Research team

Eric Leoni

                         Senior lecturer CNU 31st Section


                          UMR SPE CNRS 6134 Fire Project


Univ-corse logoPhD in Physical, Theoretical and Analytical Chemistry

University of Corsica, 2002

Research fields

  • Thermochemistry
  • Thermal analysis
  • Kinetics


Measurement and analysis of the behaviour of wildland fires under real conditions of combustion in the field during controlled burn operations at various sites in Corsica.

Study of the thermal degradation of vegetable fuels in the laboratory setting and kinetic study of the oxidation of gaseous compounds resulting from this degradation.

Participation in works concerning the issue of smouldering fires in peat bogs in partnership with the University of Tomsk (Russia).

Since 2014, my scientific work has been focused on the issue of creating value from "green waste" through methanisation.

The author of 22 international publications, she has taken part in 30 international conferences.

Significant publications

  • Thermal degradation of ligno-cellulosic fuels: DSC and TGA studies, V. Leroy, D. Cancellieri and E. Leoni, Thermochimica Acta, 2006, 451, 131-138.
  • Investigation on the emission of Volatile Organic Compounds from heated vegetation and their potential to cause an accelerating forest fire, K. Chetehouna, T. Barboni, I. Zarguili, E. Leoni, A. Simeoni, A.C. Fernandez-Pello, Combustion Science and Technology, 2009, 181(10), 1273-1288.
  • Emission of Biogenic Volatile Organic Compounds involved in Eruptive Fire: Implication for the Safety of Firefighters, Barboni T., Cannac M., Leoni E., Chiaramonti N., International Journal of Wildland Fire, 2011, 20(1), 152-161.
  • Kinetic investigation on the smouldering combustion of boreal peat, Cancellieri D., Leroy-Cancellieri V., Leoni E., Simeoni, A., Kuzin A., Filkov A. and Rein G., Fuel, 2012, 93, 479-485.
  • A global kinetic model for the combustion of the evolved gases in wildland fires, Perez-Ramirez Y., Santoni P., Darabiha N. Leroy-Cancellieri V. and Leoni E., Combustion Science and Technology, 2012, 184, 1380-1394.


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