Daniel T Gottuk, PhD Expert Witness
Curriculum Vitae

Contact Information

  • Company: Jensen Hughes
  • Phone: 410-737-8677
  • Cell: 443-310-5558
  • Fax: 410-737-8688
  • Website: www.jensenhughes.com
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Specialties & Experience

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

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

Years in Practice: 25

Number of Times Deposed/Testified in Last 4 Yrs: 9


Additional Information

Dan Gottuk leads a team of several experts providing expert witness and fire investigation services for a range of specialties associated with fires and explosions. Service areas include: Arson Investigation, Origin & Cause Investigations; Fire Spread Analysis; Fire Modeling; Fire Testing; Building and Fire Code Analysis; 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. HAI’s professional staff includes fire protection, mechanical, electrical, environmental, systems and chemical engineers. Members of the staff have advanced technical degrees, professional licenses, specialty certifications, and are active in NFPA, SFPE, ICC and others.