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Affiliated Department or Office
Mechanical Engineering
Civil & Environmental Engineering
BS Worcester Polytechnic Institute
MS Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Practicing fire protection engineers recognize and assess a broad range of fire and life safety risks and, possess the technical knowledge and skills needed to develop effective solutions. Through my academic endeavors and professional practice, I bring practical perspectives to our students' educational experience. My teaching incorporates situations that practicing fire protection engineers face on a routine basis facilitating our students' functional understanding of a fire's physical behavior and impact, and the role of safety systems, regulations and product standards. Our graduates bring immediate value to their employers, customers, and clients whether it be by providing solutions to specific concerns; developing new products, services, or design approaches; or by influencing regulatory policy. My interests lie in fire hazard analysis and the design, evaluation and performance of active and passive fire safety systems. 

Scholarly Work

Automatic Sprinkler Systems Handbook, 8th edition, NFPA 1999
"Inspection, Testing and Maintenance of Fire Safety Systems in Oil Refineries" Conference Proceedings - 5th SFPE Saudi Arabian Chapter Conference, Dammam, Saudi Arabia, September 2014
"Deciding on Fire Protection Systems: What Factors Come into Play?" Consulting Specifying Engineer, May 2013
"New Approaches for Designing Fire Pump Installations", Consulting Specifying Engineer, December 2012
"Evaluating Occupant Load Factors For Business Operations" (with T. Muha, B. Merrifield, T. Thackeray and T. Wood), Fire Protection Research Foundation, Quincy, MA, April 2012.
"Safety in Tall Buildings", NFPA Journal, March/April 2007
Professional Highlights & Honors
Society of Fire Protection Engineers (SFPE)
Chair, NFPA Technical Committee on Fire Pumps
National Fire Protection Association
UL Fire Council Member
Underwriter's Laboratories, LLC
Principal Instructor - NFPA 101, Life Safety Code
National Fire Protection Association
Member - NFPA 13, Technical Committee on Automatic Sprinkler Systems
National Fire Protection Association
Boston 25
Solar panels are good for the environment and your wallet, but are they safe?

Boston 25 News interviewed Professor Milosh Puchovsky, fire protection engineering, was interviewed about potential fire hazards associated with solar panels on homes. “Just having the panel on the roof would change the risk because you are introducing an electrical current where one was not previously,” he told the station, adding that rooftop solar panels can be safe and effective if properly installed and regularly maintained after installation.