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 the design, evaluation and performance of active and passive fire safety systems including sprinkler, standpipe, special suppression, detection, alarm, smoke control, building compartmentaion and means of egress.
Professional Highlights & Honors
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.
Facilitiesnet sought insight from Professor Milosh Puchovsky, fire protection engineering, for the article (2nd graph), “Valve Problems, Water Quality Can Affect Fire Sprinkler Functionality.”