Dr. Christopher Brown is a Fire Protection Engineer in the Fire Fighting Technology (FFT) Group of the Fire Research Division (FRD) of the Engineering Laboratory (EL) at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). He is currently involved with projects related to Smart Firefighting such as developing a wireless fire hose water flow meter apparatus, backdraft experiments using a reduced-scale compartment, and developing a machine learning based irregular heart rhythm detection model. He also participates in the High Energy Arcing Fault (HEAF) full-scale experiments and performs IR video analysis. He contributes as a Guest with the Wildland Fire Investigations Task Group for NFPA 921 Technical Committee on Fire and Explosion Investigations. Prior to NIST, he attended West Virginia University and received PhD and MS degrees in mechanical engineering with a research focus on bone mechanics, and a BS in aerospace engineering. He volunteers at the Urbana Volunteer Fire and Rescue Station 23 in Frederick County Maryland as a firefighter and member of the Board of Directors.