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Careers in Thermal Sciences

Exponent's Thermal Science practice provides a wide array of services ranging from addressing engineering and regulatory challenges for industry to investigating fires and explosions. Our staff have a combined experience of hundreds of man-years investigating failures involving petrochemical, chemical, and oil and gas installations and consumer products as well as the causation of structural fires and explosions, wild land fires, vehicular fires, industrial fires and explosions including dust explosions. Such investigations are a core competency of the practice and often involve testing and sophisticated computer analyses using Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) tools.

As a result of this considerable experience, the Thermal Science practice is often called upon to provide services for the purposes of ensuring that buildings and facilities are compliant with chemical, fire, and explosion safety requirements and accepted practices. Some of our proactive work includes fire protection engineering for new buildings and structures, asset integrity management in the oil and gas industry, regulatory and engineering consulting for the LNG industry, and chemical process safety and risk analysis consulting. Our team also consults on combustion systems such as boilers, heater, furnaces, and turbomachinery (gas turbines, compressors, expanders), as well as HVAC equipment. We provide dust explosion safety consulting for manufacturing facilities that handle powders and build solids. Additionally, our consultants address thermal management issues related to batteries and energy storage technology.

Our team is a diverse group of professionals with backgrounds in mechanical engineering, chemical engineering, and fire protection engineering. Many of our consultants are registered professional engineers and accredited fire investigators who are nationally and internationally recognized leaders in the development and implementation of innovative approaches in safety and regulatory compliance and major accident investigation and prevention. Our consultants often work closely with other Exponent practices in multidisciplinary projects to find objective solutions to complex problems.

Exponent's Thermal Science practice provides a wide array of services ranging from addressing engineering and regulatory challenges for industry to investigating fires and explosions. Our staff have a combined experience of hundreds of man-years investigating failures involving petrochemical, chemical, and oil and gas installations and consumer products as well as the causation of structural fires and explosions, wild land fires, vehicular fires, industrial fires and explosions including dust explosions. Such investigations are a core competency of the practice and often involve testing and sophisticated computer analyses using Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) tools.

As a result of this considerable experience, the Thermal Science practice is often called upon to provide services for the purposes of ensuring that buildings and facilities are compliant with chemical, fire, and explosion safety requirements and accepted practices. Some of our proactive work includes fire protection engineering for new buildings and structures, asset integrity management in the oil and gas industry, regulatory and engineering consulting for the LNG industry, and chemical process safety and risk analysis consulting. Our team also consults on combustion systems such as boilers, heater, furnaces, and turbomachinery (gas turbines, compressors, expanders), as well as HVAC equipment. We provide dust explosion safety consulting for manufacturing facilities that handle powders and build solids. Additionally, our consultants address thermal management issues related to batteries and energy storage technology.

Our team is a diverse group of professionals with backgrounds in mechanical engineering, chemical engineering, and fire protection engineering. Many of our consultants are registered professional engineers and accredited fire investigators who are nationally and internationally recognized leaders in the development and implementation of innovative approaches in safety and regulatory compliance and major accident investigation and prevention. Our consultants often work closely with other Exponent practices in multidisciplinary projects to find objective solutions to complex problems.

Thermal Sciences Team

Principal Engineer
Ph.D.
University of Washington
Mechanical Engineering
M.S.
University of Washington
Mechanical Engineering
B.S.
University of Washington
Mechanical Engineering
Principal Engineer
M.S.
Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT)
Chemical Engineering
B.S.
Iowa State University
Chemical Engineering
Principal Engineer
Ph.D.
Princeton University
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
B.E.
Cooper Union
Mechanical Engineering
Principal Engineer
M.S.
Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT)
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
B.S.
University of Cincinnati
Mechanical Engineering
Principal Engineer
Ph.D.
Stanford University
Mechanical Engineering
M.S.
Stanford University
Mechanical Engineering
B.S.
California Institute of Technology (Caltech)
Engineering and Applied Science
Principal
Ph.D.
Stanford University
Mechanical Engineering
M.S.
Stanford University
Mechanical Engineering
B.Sc.
University of Engineering and Technology, Peshawar, Pakistan
Mechanical Engineering, Engineering University, Peshawar,
Corporate Vice President & Practice Director
Ph.D.
California Institute of Technology (Caltech)
Mechanical Engineering
M.S.
California Institute of Technology (Caltech)
Mechanical Engineering
B.Sc.
Durham University, England
Engineering Science
Principal Engineer & Office Director
M.S.
University of Maryland
Fire Protection Engineering
B.S.
University of Maryland
Fire Protection Engineering
B.S.
Salisbury University
Physical Science
Principal Engineer
Ph.D.
California Institute of Technology (Caltech)
Aeronautics
M.S.E.
Princeton University
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
B.S.E.
Princeton University
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Principal Engineer
Ph.D.
Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT)
Chemical Engineering
M.S.
Oklahoma State University
Chemical Engineering
B.A.
Knox College
Chemistry
Principal Engineer
Ph.D.
University of California, Berkeley
Chemical Engineering
B.S.
University of Washington
Forest Resources—Pulp and Paper Science
Principal Engineer
Ph.D.
University of Iowa
Chemical Engineering
B.S.
Purdue University
Chemical Engineering
Principal Engineer & Office Director
M.S.
Stanford University
Mechanical Engineering
B.S.
Princeton University
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Managing Engineer
Ph.D.
University of California, Berkeley
Nuclear Engineering
M.S.
University of California, Berkeley
Nuclear Engineering
B.S.
Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana Medellin, Colombia
Chemical Engineering
Managing Engineer
M.S.
University of Maryland
Fire Protection Engineering
B.S.
University of Maryland
Fire Protection Engineering
Senior Managing Engineer
Ph.D.
Purdue University
Chemical Engineering
M.S.
Purdue University
Chemical Engineering
Managing Engineer
Ph.D.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
Aeronautics and Astronautics
M.S.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
Aeronautics and Astronautics
B.S.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
Aeronautics and Astronautics
Managing Engineer
M.S.
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Fire Protection Engineering
B.S.
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Mechanical Engineering
Manager
Ph.D.
Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech)
Aerospace Engineering
M.S.
Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech)
Aerospace Engineering
B.Tech.
Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, India
Aerospace Engineering
Managing Engineer
Ph.D.
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Aerospace Engineering
M.S.
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Aerospace Engineering
B.S.
University of Maryland
Aerospace Engineering
Managing Engineer
Ph.D.
University of California, San Diego
Aerospace Engineering
M.Sc.
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Management
M.Eng.
University of Alabama, Huntsville
Aerospace Engineering
Senior Managing Engineer
Ph.D.
Stanford University
Mechanical Engineering
M.S.
Stanford University
Mechanical Engineering
B.S.
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Mechanical Engineering
Managing Engineer
Ph.D.
Cornell University
Mechanical Engineering
M.S.
Cornell University
Mechanical Engineering
B.E.
Cooper Union
Mechanical Engineering
Managing Engineer
Ph.D.
Michigan Technological University
Chemical Engineering
M.S.
Michigan Technological University
Chemical Engineering
B.S.
University of Minnesota
Chemical Engineering
Managing Engineer
Ph.D.
Stanford University
Aeronautics and Astronautics
M.S.
Stanford University
Aeronautics and Astronautics
B.S.
University of Virginia
Aerospace Engineering
Managing Engineer
Ph.D.
California Institute of Technology (Caltech)
Aeronautics
M.S.
California Institute of Technology (Caltech)
Aeronautics
B.S.
Université de Liège
Electro Mechanical Engineering
Managing Engineer
Ph.D.
University of Iowa
Mechanical Engineering
M.S.
University of Missouri, Rolla
Mechanical Engineering
B.S.
Universidad Central de Venezuela
Mechanical Engineering
Managing Engineer
Ph.D.
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Fire Protection Engineering
M.S.
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Fire Protection Engineering
B.S.
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Mechanical Engineering
Managing Engineer
Ph.D.
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Mechanical Engineering
M.S.
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Mechanical Engineering
B.S.
Michigan State University
Mechanical Engineering
Managing Engineer
Ph.D.
Stanford University
Mechanical Engineering
M.S.
Stanford University
Mechanical Engineering
B.Tech.
Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, India
Aerospace Engineering
Managing Engineer
Ph.D.
University of Maryland
Mechanical Engineering
M.S.
University of Maryland
Fire Protection Engineering
B.Eng.
King Mongkut’s University of Technology, Thailand
Civil Engineering
Senior Managing Engineer
M.S.
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Fire Protection Engineering
B.S.
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Civil Engineering
Senior Managing Engineer
M.S.
University of Maryland
Fire Protection Engineering
B.S.
University of Maryland
Fire Protection Engineering
Associate
Ph.D.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
Mechanical Engineering
M.S.
Rutgers University
Mechanical Engineering
B.S.
Rutgers University
Mechanical Engineering
B.A.
Rutgers University
English
Senior Associate
Ph.D.
Stanford University
Chemical Engineering
M.S.
Stanford University
Chemical Engineering
B.S.
University of Colorado, Boulder
Chemical Engineering
Senior Associate
Ph.D.
University of Edinburgh, UK
Fire Safety Engineering
M.S.
Ecole Supérieure des Mines de Saint Etienne, France
Civil Engineering
M.S.
University of Poitiers, France
Theoretical Physics
B.S.
University of Poitiers, France
Theoretical Physics
Associate
Ph.D.
California Institute of Technology (Caltech)
Chemical Engineering
B.E.
University of Delaware
Chemical Engineering
Senior Engineer
B.S.
University of Maryland
Fire Protection Engineering
Senior Associate
Ph.D.
Politecnico di Torino, Italy
Energetics
M.Eng.
Politecnico di Torino, Italy
Mechanical Engineering
Senior Engineer
Ph.D.
Cornell University
Chemical Engineering
B.S.
University of Florida
Chemical Engineering
Senior Engineer
Ph.D.
University of California, Berkeley
Chemical Engineering
B.S.
Case Western Reserve University
Chemical Engineering
B.A.
Case Western Reserve University
Sociology
Senior Engineer
Ph.D.
University of Illinois, Chicago
Mechanical Engineering
B.S.
University of Illinois, Chicago
Mechanical Engineering
Associate
Ph.D.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
Nuclear Science and Engineering
M.S.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
Nuclear Science and Engineering
B.S.
Valparaiso University
Chemistry
Senior Engineer
Ph.D.
Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech)
Chemical Engineering
B.S.
University of Wyoming
Chemical Engineering
Senior Engineer
M.S.
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Fire Protection Engineering
B.S.
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Mechanical Engineering
Senior Engineer
Ph.D.
Kansas State University
Mechanical Engineering
M.S.
Amirkabir University of Technology, Iran
Mechanical Engineering
B.S.
Sharif University of Technology, Iran
Mechanical Engineering
Associate
Ph.D.
California Institute of Technology (Caltech)
Aeronautics
M.S.
California Institute of Technology (Caltech)
Aeronautics
B.S.
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Aeronautical Engineering and Mechanical Engineering
B.S.
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Mathematics
Senior Associate
Ph.D.
University of Florida
Aerospace Engineering
B.S.
Auburn University
Mechanical Engineering
Associate
Ph.D.
University of California, Berkeley
Mechanical Engineering
M.S.
University of California, Berkeley
Mechanical Engineering
B.S.
University of California, Berkeley
Mechanical Engineering and Nuclear Engineering
Senior Engineer
Ph.D.
University of Texas, Austin
Aerospace Engineering
M.S.
University of Texas, Austin
Aerospace Engineering
B.S.
University of Texas, Austin
Aerospace Engineering
Associate
M.S.
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Fire Protection Engineering
B.S.
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Mechanical Engineering
Associate
Ph.D.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
Mechanical Engineering
M.S.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
Mechanical Engineering
B.S.
University of Missouri, Rolla
Mechanical Engineering
Senior Associate
M.S.
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Fire Protection Engineering
B.S.
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Mechanical Engineering
Senior Engineer
Ph.D.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
Chemical Engineering
M.S.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
Chemical Engineering
B.S.
Lehigh University
Chemical Engineering
Associate
Ph.D.
Stanford University
Mechanical Engineering
M.S.
Stanford University
Mechanical Engineering
B.S.
Cornell University
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Senior Engineer
Ph.D.
University of Southern California
Mechanical Engineering
M.S.
University of Maryland
Fire Protection Engineering
B.E.
University of Canterbury, New Zealand
Electrical and Electronic Engineering
Associate
M.S.
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Fire Protection Engineering
B.S.
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Chemical Engineering
Engineer
Ph.D.
California Institute of Technology (Caltech)
Aeronautics
M.S.
California Institute of Technology (Caltech)
Aeronautics
B.S.
Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT)
Aerospace Engineering
B.S.
Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT)
Mechanical Engineering