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Daniel T. Gottuk


VP Research, Development, Testing + Evaluation

Areas of Expertise

Fire + Life Safety Systems Design
Code Review + Compliance
Product Liability
Safety Evaluation + Consulting
Fire Suppression Systems Design + Consulting
Fire + Explosion Origin + Cause Investigation
Fire Modeling
Lithium-Ion Battery + Energy Storage Systems
Fuel + Gas System Investigations
Origin + Cause
Passive Fire Protection


Daniel Gottuk, PE, PhD, is the Technical Director and Senior Vice President of Advanced Solutions. He is a recognized expert in fire detection and fire dynamics and is well-published in technical literature. He draws on his extensive experimental background and his long involvement in national codes and standards to provide clients practical and technically sound solutions to their problems.Dr. Gottuk has evaluated fire development and fire protection systems in shipboard, residential and industrial applications. He has forensically analyzed a wide range of consumer products and assisted clients in product development, industrial applications and litigation matters. He has testified in both Federal and State courts. His research includes basic and applied forensic studies to develop fundamental understandings of fire dynamics, pattern formation and damage assessment, as well as to develop practical forensic tools for fire scene investigations and analyses.

Education / Certifications
  • PHD, Mechanical Engineering, Virginia Polytechnic Institute
  • BS, Mechanical Engineering, Virginia Polytechnic Institute
  • Registered PE: AL, RI, MD
  • Security Clearances: DoD, Secret
  • Member, National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)
  • Member, International Association for Fire Safety Science
  • Fellow, The Society of Fire Protection Engineers (SFPE)

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