Academic Credentials
  • Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, Stanford University, 1990
  • M.S., Mechanical Engineering, Stanford University, 1984
  • B.S., Engineering and Applied Science, California Institute of Technology (Caltech), 1983
Licenses & Certifications
  • Professional Engineer, Alabama, #PE28050
  • Professional Engineer, Arkansas, #14603
  • Professional Engineer Mechanical, California, #28328
  • Professional Engineer Mechanical, Louisiana, #PE.0033439
  • Professional Engineer Mechanical, Texas, #84193
  • 40-Hour Hazardous Waste Operation and Emergency Response Certification (HAZWOPER)
  • Certified Fire and Explosion Investigator (CFEI)
  • Confined Space Entry (29 CFR 1910.146)
Professional Honors
  • Tau Beta Pi National Engineering Honorary Society
  • Sigma Xi Scientific Research Honor Society
Professional Affiliations
  • The Combustion Institute (member)
  • National Society of Professional Engineers (member)
  • National Fire Protection Association (member)
  • National Association of Fire Investigators (member)

Dr. Haussmann is experienced in the investigation and failure analysis of products and systems in the consumer, industrial, and transportation environments. He specializes in mechanical engineering and engineering analysis of the cause, origin, and propagation of fires and explosions. 

Dr. Haussmann's research includes design and performance evaluation of combustion devices and systems, with special experience in thermal performance evaluation, carbon monoxide formation, and waste fuel firing. He also designs and evaluates instrumentation and testing programs involving gas and particulate sampling, air pollution, and indoor air quality issues.

Dr. Haussmann has investigated several hundred fire and explosion incidents, including boiler explosions, chemical plant incidents, dust explosions, gas explosions, burn injuries, and residential, commercial, and industrial fires. His investigations have included incidents ranging from residential (small appliances, HVAC equipment, water heaters, consumer products) to larger systems (boilers, oil and gas processing equipment, vehicles, agricultural equipment, and pipeline accidents). Dr. Haussmann has testified as an expert witness in various state and federal courts. 

Prior to joining Exponent, Dr. Haussmann was a Research Assistant in the High Temperature Gas Dynamics Laboratory at Stanford University and also held the position of Design Engineer in the Environmental Quality Laboratory of the California Institute of Technology.