Building and Fire Systems
Adding a professor of practice to our faculty reinforces WPI’s commitment to complementing its long-standing efforts in research and engineering theory with a broader, practice-oriented curriculum that also includes the impact of regulatory policies. Having worked in the FPE industry for over 20 years, Professor Puchovsky brings a real-world perspective that allows him to incorporate assignments similar to those a practicing fire protection engineer would take on.
As a professor of practice I make a concerted effort to identify the limits of our current understanding of fire behavior and its effects, which points to areas that would benefit from further study and research. I focus on making sure the students recognize what value they can bring to their current and future employers, customers, and clients – providing solutions to fire and life safety problems; developing new products, services, or design approaches; or influencing regulatory policy.
Professor of Practice