Leading British fire and risk company, OFR, announced its employee Carmen Gorska has been internationally recognised with a major award.

Based in OFR’s Bicester office, Ms Gorska scooped the Thomas Philip Medal of Excellence at the 14th International Association for Fire Safety Science conference in Tsukuba, Japan.

Her paper, ‘Fire dynamics in Mass Timber compartments,’ earned her the accolade.

Oxford Mail: Carmen Gorska had a period at CERNCarmen Gorska had a period at CERN (Image: Contributed)

She has a PhD from the University of Queensland, Australia and had a stint at CERN.

She said "I’ve always been passionate about the timber structure subject as it continues its trajectory into becoming the construction material of the future.

"The work I’m doing is my contribution to creating a more sustainable world, it was an honour to be recognised at the event."