Daniel T. Gottuk

PhD, PE

Chief Technical Officer + SR. Vice President, Software Solutions

Areas of Expertise

Failure Analysis
Fire + Life Safety Systems Design
Fire Suppression Systems Design + Consulting
Fire Science
Consumer Products
Fire + Explosion Investigation
Fire Modeling
Expert Witness Testimony
Codes – Building, Fire + Life Safety

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, The International Association for Fire Safety Science (IAFSS)
  • Fellow, The Society of Fire Protection Engineers (SFPE)

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