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Brian Lattimer

Professor
  • Thrust Area Specialty: Energy Engineering & Science
Brian Lattimer
413D Goodwin Hall – 0238
635 Prices Fork Rd.
Blacksburg, VA 24061

Research Interests

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

Dr. Lattimer's publications on Google Scholar.

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