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Torero, Jose

Torero, Jose

John L. Bryan Chair in Fire Protection Engineering
Director, Center for Disaster Resilience
Fire Protection Engineering
Civil and Environmental Engineering
3104G J.M. Patterson Building


  • Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley
  • M.S., University of California, Berkeley
  • B.S., Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú


Torero is the only person in the fire safety field holding fellowships in the following: 

  • Royal Society of Edinburgh 
  • Royal Academy of Engineering
  • Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering 
  • Queensland Academy of Arts and Sciences
  • Society of Fire Protection Engineers
  • Building Research Establishment 
  • Institution of Civil Engineers

  • Fire dynamics
  • Flame spread
  • Smouldering
  • Combustion in microgravity
  • Smoke detection
  • Protection and suppression systems

Grenfell Tower Inquiry Releases Expert Report from Jose Torero

Torero is one of five expert witnesses called by the Inquiry last fall.

Jose Torero Called as Expert Witness for Grenfell Tower Inquiry

The Inquiry is examining circumstances leading to and surrounding the July 2017 fire at Grenfell Tower.

Center for Disaster Resilience Welcomes Richard Krupar III

His work will help improve emergency management and financial risk decision making.

Jose Torero Joins Faculty at the University of Maryland

Torero will serve as the director of the Center for Disaster Resilience and the John L. Bryan Chair in Fire Protection Engineering.