• Research

    Thermal-fluid sciences
    Reacting flows and fire dynamics
    Material high temperature behavior
    Fluid-structure interaction
    Firefighting automation, technology, and suppression

  • Publications


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  • Professional History


    2019-Present, Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Virginia Tech
    2015-2019, Vice President, R&D, Jensen Hughes
    2015-2019, Adjunct Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Virginia Tech
    2012-2015, Associate Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Virginia Tech
    2009-2015, President, FIre Science Solutions, LLC
    2007-2012, Associate Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Virginia Tech
    2003-2007, Senior Engineer, Hughes Associates, Inc. – Fire Science and Engineering
    1998-2003, Project Engineer, Hughes Associates, Inc. – Fire Science and Engineering
    1996-1998, Staff Engineer, Hughes Associates, Inc. – Fire Science and Engineering
    1992-1996, Research Assistant, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Virginia Tech
  • Awards and Honors


    2015 – Harmathy Award – Paper of the Year in Fire Technology journal for student-led article
    2014 – Best Video Award Finalist, Humanoids 2014, Two Configurations of Series Elastic Actuators for Linearly Actuated Humanoid Robots with Large Range of Motion
    2014 – Best Video Award Finalist, Humanoids 2014, Humanoid Balancing on Unstable Terrain Using Whole-Body Momentum Control and Series Elastic Actuation
    2014 – Best Paper for 11th IAFSS Conference (won by student Patrick Summers)
    2013 – Virginia Tech Engineering College Dean’s Award for Excellence in Research
    2006 – Bigglestone Award, Paper of the Year in Fire Technology journal
    1999 – Bigglestone Award, Paper of the Year in Fire Technology journal
    1996 – Torgersen Award, Virginia Tech Engineering Ph.D. Research Project of the Year

Education

Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, Virginia Tech, 1996
M.S., Mechanical Engineering, Virginia Tech, 1993
B.S., Mechanical Engineering, Virginia Tech, 1992

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Brian Lattimer

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