BALTIMORE--JENSEN HUGHES is pleased to announce the addition of Dr. Albert Simeoni, PhD as the new Director of Wildland Fire Services in their Framingham, MA office.
Dr. Simeoni has 19 years of experience and is an internationally recognized leader in wildland fires, building protection and fire science. He is a Certified Fire and Explosion Investigator and has developed experimental, analytical, and numerical techniques to better understand fire dynamics and to predict fire behavior.
Albert will play a vital role to develop and guide the wildland fire research and development program and develop scientific tools and methods to help support root cause analysis, fire event reconstruction, structural design, and vegetation management. His extensive research background will also allow him to work on a wide range of fire-related R&D projects. Brian Lattimer, Vice President of Research & Development, noted,
“We are very excited to have Albert join our team as we continue to expand our research and development program to support our existing clients and Advance the Science of Safety."
Dr. Simeoni also currently serves as a visiting professor with the School of Engineering at the University of Edinburgh in the UK, where he provides guidance and leadership for wildfire research.
Prior to joining JENSEN HUGHES, he served as Senior Manager where he developed and supported projects related to design in fire safety and failure analysis. Prior to that he served as a Full Professor and Research Chair of Fire Safety Engineering at the University of Edinburgh in the UK where he developed research and teaching programs in Fire Safety, as Associate Professor of Fire Protection Engineering at the Worcester Polytechnic Institute in Worcester, Massachusetts, and as Associate Professor of Physics at the University of Corsica in Corte, France.
He spent over 10 years volunteering for the Fire Department of North-Corsica, France, serving in several roles including Fire Lieutenant, Firefighter and Corporal, and is fully trained in management and wildfire firefighting operations.
Dr. Simeoni holds a Bachelor of Science in Physics from the University of Corsica, France; a Master’s of Engineering in Thermal Transfers from the University of Aix-Marseille, France; a Master’s of Science in Thermal Science and Fluid Dynamics from the University of Provence, France; a Doctorate in Physics from the University of Corsica, France; and a Higher Degree Research (H.D.R.) in Physics, Energetic and Combustion from the University of Corsica, France.
Albert’s technical expertise and leadership experience supports JENSEN HUGHES’ mission of Advancing the Science of Safety and providing unparalleled research and consulting services to their clients and for the industry.
About JENSEN HUGHES
JENSEN HUGHES is the global leader in specialty engineering consulting services for the built environment. Our engineers, consultants and scientists develop innovative and cost effective solutions involving fire protection systems design and analysis, code consulting, risk-informed engineering, hazard and risk assessments, forensic engineering, fire research, development and testing, commissioning and security services. Advancing the Science of Safety from offices in the USA, Canada, Asia, Europe and the Middle East, JENSEN HUGHES consulting teams participate on projects around the world. For more information, call +1 410-737-8677 or visit jensenhughes.com.
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