Luke Woods is the Principal Engineer for the Fire Resistance and Containment group with UL in Northbrook, IL. He is a graduate of Worcester Polytechnic Institute earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering and a Master of Science in Fire Protection Engineering. His experience concentrates on fire protection testing, researching and evaluating of building materials and systems under various fire conditions. Luke is also active with the development of building codes and test standards within the fire protection community and is a member of the National Fire Protection Association, Society of Fire Protection Engineers, American Society of Testing and Materials, UL Standards Technical Panel and International Standards Organization. Luke is also the ambassador for UL at technical committees throughout the fire protection industry. His primary focus for UL covers the technical matters for fire rated products such as firestop systems, joints, curtain walls, fire doors, fire dampers, fire windows, fire resistant record protection, fire rated structural elements (steelwork, walls, floors, roofs etc.), fire resistive coatings and other fire protection materials. He has been published in several industry magazines and newsletters addressing current testing and certification topics for fire protection. Luke regularly presents at industry conferences and seminars in addition to educating future fire protection engineers as an annual guest lecturer at his alma mater.