Fire Science Engineering Expert Witness CA 529960

Expertise Description

I have over 50 years of consulting experience in engineering with an emphasis in fire science. My areas of focus include fire dynamics, fire performance of materials, systems and selected problem areas relating to polymers, paper and wood, performance of complex systems such as buildings and their environments, rail transportation vehicles, combustible furnishings and components, causes and the growth and spread of fires, performance of materials and sub-systems and systems as part of such projects, and fire related codes and standards. I have provided deposition, consultations, and courtroom testimony for more than 30 years as a fire science engineering expert witness.

Areas of Expertise


Degree Subject Institution
Ph.D. Wood Science and Technology University of California Berkeley CA
M.S. Wood and Paper Science North Carolina State University
B.S. Wood Products Engineering SUNY College of Forestry

Awards & Affiliation

Society of Fire Protection Engineers (SFPE)
American Society for Testing Materials (ASTM)
American Academy of Forensic Science
American Public Transit Association – Passenger Rail Equipment Safety Standards (APTA-PRESS)
American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE)

Primary Affiliation

Society of Fire Protection Engineers (SFPE)