Mr. Maranghides has received a B.S. Mechanical Engineering with Aerospace Concentration, and an M.S. in Fire Protection Engineering, both from Worcester Polytechnic Institute, in Worcester, Massachusetts.
Mr. Maranghides has worked for 7 years at the US Naval Research Laboratory (NRL), on the Navy's Halon Replacement Program. Between 1995 and 2000 Mr. Maranghides was the Test Director for NRL Real Scale Halon Replacement Test Program where he worked on the development of a holistic approach to halon replacement fire protection system design. In that capacity he analyzed current US Navy Fleet fire suppression system design criteria and fire fighting doctrine. He is the co-inventor, with Dr. Ronald Sheinson of NRL, of the Water Spray Cooling System (WSCS), a patented gaseous agent suppression enhancing system used to protect shipboard compartments in Navies around the world.
Between 2000 and 2002 Mr. Maranghides managed the activities of GEO-CENTERS, Inc. at NRL and was responsible for operations, government contracts and over 100 employees.
Since 2002 he has managed the NIST Large Fire Laboratory (LFL). In his current position, he is responsible for the LFL and for the yearly execution of over 200 fire experiments. His technical fields of expertise include halon replacements, fire suppression, large scale fire testing and the wildland urban interface.