A Licensed Professional Engineer, Mr. Malanga has 30 years of experience in fire protection engineering, forensic and consulting engineering, corporate risk management, and fire incident emergency response. Mr. Malanga’s combination of forensic fire and explosion analysis expertise combined with his fire protection engineering background makes him uniquely qualified to investigate and reconstruct fire origin, spread and damage. As a forensic fire scientist, Mr. Malanga is adept at investigating and reconstructing major, complex and mass casualty fire and explosion incidents. The World Trade Center Explosion (1993), One New York Plaza Explosion (2001), The Station Nightclub Fire (2003), Miami International Airport Jet Fuel Facility Fire (2010) and the Swissair Flight 111 Fire and Crash (1998) are among his many high profile cases. An expert in fire protection and life safety systems, Mr. Malanga’s experience includes responsibility for more than 900 industrial, commercial and transit facilities. In addition to being an expert witness, Mr. Malanga has published and/or presented technical papers on risk assessment, fire protection, life safety systems, flammable liquids, and the World Trade Center explosion.


  • Licensed Professional Engineer in New York, New Jersey and Wisconsin
  • Board Certified Diplomate in Forensic Engineering, National Academy of Forensic Engineers
  • MS, Technology Management, Stevens Institute of Technology, 1999
  • BS, Fire Protection Engineering, University of Maryland, 1987
  • AAS, Electronics Engineering, County College of Morris, 1983


  • National Academy of Forensic Engineers, Council of Engineering Specialty Board, Member
  • National Society of Professional Engineers, Member
  • Society of Fire Protection Engineers, Member
  • National Fire Protection Association, Member
  • American Society for Testing and Materials, Member
  • International Association of Arson Investigators, Member

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