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Feb 2008Jul 2009

Graduate Assistant


Employed on part-time basis as Graduate Research assistant and as Teching Assistant during summer. Research guidance under Dr. Quintiere on Compartment Fires. I was TA for Distance program of Masters in FPE. 

Mar 2004Dec 2004

Regional Manager

ITALIA Glass Pvt Ltd
Jan 1999Feb 2004

Area Sales Manager

KANSAI Nerolac Paints Pvt Ltd



Master of Science

University of Maryland College Park


Centre for Management Development

Bachelor of Engineering

Punjab Engineering College

12th Grade

D.A.V. College, Sec10, Chandigarh


Research Paper has been accepted by Journal of Fire Protection Engineering, the premier publication of SFPE, USA (Society of Fire Protection Engineers).


CAREER GOAL: A Leadership role in Fire Safety/Protection with focus on application of concepts to the Built Environment with added emphasis on the Industrial sector.


SYNOPSIS: Education 1. M.S. in Fire Protection Engineering from University of Maryland, USA with GPA 3.8/4.0. Successfuly submitted research paper for publication to the Journal of Fire Protection Engineering (SFPE) 2. B.E. in Production Engineering from Punjab Engineering College, Chandigarh, India. 3. M.B.A. with emphasis on Marketing Management from Centre for Management Development, India.


  • Over Ten years of work-experience. Led a Sales and Admin team of Twenty as Area Manager, with Independent Profit-head role, for a Japanese multinational firm - KANSAI Nerolac Paints, based in India.
  • Three years experience in Fire Safety Applications on International construction and industrial projects based in Dubai. Worked on specialized Fire applications in Oil & Gas sector and Civil infrastructural projects across the U.A.E. Key Achievements include a)Team Leader and Technical Specialist in securing Dubai Mall - Burj Dubai project Passive Fire Protection scope, b) Intercontinental Hotel & Festival Centre-Dubai Festival City, c) Emirates Training Centre-Dubai and d) Maktoum Bridge-Dubai


Desert Camping, Reading, Snooker, Trekking, 


CONTAM - Smoke Management software
Fire dynamics Simulator(FDS) Fire Modeling software


Jul 2008Jun 2011

NACE - Certified Coating Inspection I



Dr. James G. Quintiere

Dr. Q, as he's called, is the living legend in Fire Science. He was my mentor and helped me as RA (Research Assistantship) during 2008-09.

Dr. Fredrick Mowrer

I worked extensively with Dr. Mowrer as Assistant on distance learning Masters program in FPE during 2008-09, before he left the department in Dec-08. 

Dr. Peter Sunderland

Dr. Sunderland hired me as TA (Teaching assistant) in Feb-2008 while I was pursuing Masters in Fire Protection Engineering at University of Maryland, College Park, USA. 

Susan Lamont

Susan was an Instructor for Structural Fire engineering course during summer of 2008. I assisted her as TA and enjoyed the practical and real-life experiences that she shared with the class.