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Jose Torero, Ph.D.

Jose Torero
Jose Torero, Ph.D.

Jose Torero is the director of the Center for Disaster Resilience and the John L. Bryan Chair in Fire Protection Engineering. His research focuses on fire dynamics, flame spread, smouldering, combustion in microgravity, smoke detection, protection and suppression systems, and professional education in fire safety engineering.

Torero comes to the University of Maryland A. James Clark School of Engineering from the University of Queensland in Australia, where he chaired the School of Civil Engineering. Prior to that, he held the BRE Trust/Royal Academy of Engineering Chair in Fire Safety Engineering at the University of Edinburgh and worked as an associate professor at UMD’s Department of Fire Protection Engineering.

Torero is the only person in the fire safety field holding fellowships in the Royal Society of Edinburgh (UK), the Royal Academy of Engineering (UK), the Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering (Australia), the Queensland Academy of Arts and Sciences (Australia), the Society of Fire Protection Engineers (USA), the Building Research Establishment (UK), the Institution of Civil Engineers (UK).

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jltorero@umd.edu
301-405-3992

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Jose Torero is the director of the Center for Disaster Resilience and the John L. Bryan Chair in Fire Protection Engineering.


His research focuses on fire dynamics, flame spread, smouldering, combustion in microgravity, smoke detection, protection and suppression systems, and professional education in fire safety engineering.