Max Lakkonen

Managing Director

Max Lakkonen is the Managing Director of IFAB – Institute for Fire Safety Research (Germany), bringing over 20 years of expertise to fire engineering. With a background in academia in Finland, he holds a postgraduate degree in fluid power and automation engineering. Max is a well-known lecturer, often speaking at fire protection conferences and actively participating in standard committees such as NFPA 130, NFPA 502, NFPA 750, and ITA-COSUF. He also chairs the scientific council of the International Water Mist Association and serves on the MDM Editorial Advisory Board for leading fire industry publications. Max’s strong scientific background and expertise in an accredited fire test laboratory uniquely qualify him to handle complex fire engineering challenges. Specializing in performance-based design, computational fluid dynamics, and water-based firefighting systems, Max has authored over 80 publications and holds several patents.

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