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Higgins Laboratories, 104
Phone: +1-508-831-5113
Fax: +1-508-831-5862
milosh@wpi.edu

Milosh Puchovsky

Practicing fire protection engineers are asked to assess a broad range of fire and life safety risks, and based upon their analysis develop workable solutions to these concerns. My goal is to bring a real-world perspective – based on my 20-plus year tenure in the FPE industry – to a student’s educational experience so they can effectively apply theory to practice. Lectures and assignments reflect projects that a practicing fire protection engineer would take on, and facilitate their understanding of the physical behavior of fire, its impact on people and property, and the effect of applicable building and fire regulations. My interests lie in the development and application of active and passive fire protection systems, egress analysis and innovative design techniques. Students must recognize what value they can bring to their current and future employers, customers, and clients whether it be by providing solutions to fire and life safety problems; developing new products, services, or design approaches; or by influencing regulatory policy. This is the focus of my efforts here at WPI.

Research Interests

  • Water-based fire protection systems
  • Gaseous suppression systems including clean agents
  • Building and fire code development and application
  • Occupant egress and life safety concepts
  • Fire engineering design practices including performance-based design
  • Regulatory policy
  • Loss control techniques and practices
  • Hazard analysis
  • Engineering business practices
  • Litigation support

Education

  • BS, Worcester Polytechnic Institute
  • MS, Worcester Polytechnic Institute
  • Licensed Professional Engineer, PE
 
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