Mark McKinnon

Research Engineer

Mark has an M.S. in Fire Protection Engineering and a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Maryland. His research at the University of Maryland focused on the development of a generalized methodology to characterize composite materials for pyrolysis models as well as the development and instrumentation of a bench-scale gasification apparatus to study pyrolysis with well-defined boundary conditions. Mark joined UL's Fire Safety Research Institute (FSRI) from the consulting world, where his work involved fire modeling, performance-based design, fire-related litigation, environmental regulation consulting, material flammability testing, and experimental design.

Mark McKinnon