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Franscisco Joglar

PhD, M.S., PE

Manager, Fire Risk Assessment

Areas of Expertise

Fire Modeling
Nuclear Fire Protection


Dr. Francisco Joglar is a Senior Consultant with experience in the fields of fire risk assessment and fire modeling and uncertainty analysis. Since 2001, he has been researching and consulting in fire protection engineering and probabilistic risk assessment for the commercial nuclear industry, the energy and military applications for the US Government and selected other industries. In the research area, he has been developing fire protection and fire risk technology for the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) and supporting joint research projects between EPRI and the US NRC Office of Research. In the consulting area, he has participated in numerous modeling and risk projects in various capacities including fire risk analyst, technical lead, project manager, and technical oversight.

Currently, Dr. Joglar is a member of the NFPA 550 and 551 committees. He is also the chair of the working group developing the second edition of the SFPE Engineering Guidelines on Fire Risk Assessment and the editor of the Fire Risk Section of the upcoming revision of the SFPE Handbook.

For the last ten years, Dr. Joglar has been teaching a master’s degree level course in risk analysis at the University of Maryland, Department of Fire Protection Engineering. He also teaches a master’s degree level Fire Protection Engineering course associated with risk-based regulation every year at Cal Poly.

Education / Certifications
  • PhD, Reliability Engineering, University of Maryland
  • M.S., Fire Protection Engineering, University of Maryland
  • BS, Industrial Engineering, University of Puerto Rico
  • Licensed PE: VA