Daniel T Gottuk, PhD Expert Witness
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  • Additional States: Alabama, Florida, and Texas
  • Company: Jensen Hughes
  • Phone: 443-310-5558
  • Cell: 443-310-5558
  • Fax: 410-737-8688
  • Website: www.jensenhughes.com
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Specialties & Experience of this Expert Witness

General Specialties:

Fire and Engineering

Specialty Focus:

Fire Protection Engineering, Arson, Smoke Detection, Fire Alarm, Fire detection, Smoke and CO alarms, Forensic engineering, Fire spread analysis, Fire recreation, Origin and cause investigation, Consumer products, Failure Analysis


B.S. Mechanical Engineering, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University; Ph.D., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

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Additional Information

Dan Gottuk is the VP of Research, Development, Testing & Evaluation and works with a team of over 100 experts providing expert witness and failure analysis services for a range of specialties associated with fires and explosions, mechanical, electrical, construction, codes and standards, materials, chemical, metallurgical, process safety and concrete. Other specific service areas include: Arson Investigation, Origin & Cause Investigations; Fire Spread Analysis; Fire Modeling; Fire Testing; Sprinkler Systems; Inadvertent Discharge; Corrosion; Fire Alarm Systems; Smoke Alarms; Carbon Monoxide; Kitchen Hood Suppression; Battery Fires (including Lithium and Lithium Ion); Building Insulation Fires; Spray-Applied Fire-Resistive Materials (SFRM); Structural Fire Protection; Combustible Dust Hazards; Dust Explosions; Laboratory & Evidence Examination. Jensen Hughes professional staff includes fire protection, mechanical, electrical, environmental, systems, metallurgical, architects and chemical engineers. Members of the staff have advanced technical degrees, professional licenses, specialty certifications, and are active in NFPA, SFPE, ICC and others.