Johannes C. Laun, P.E.

Fire/Electrical Engineering

Mr. Laun is an electrical engineer, physicist, and Certified Fire Investigator (IAAI-CFI). He has many years of experience investigating fires and explosions that include chemical facilities, residential-commercial-industrial facilities, passenger vehicles and trucks, heavy equipment, etc. Mr. Laun is trained in arson investigation techniques. Further, he is Pro-Board Certified and holds a Certified Fire and Explosion Investigator (NAFI-CFEI) certificate. Mr. Laun is able to conduct examinations in the field designing and constructing tests, performing research, and/or theoretical calculations.


  • Antennas and Electromagnetics
  • Semiconductor Materials, Processing, and Testing
  • Electric Shock and Electrocution
  • Battery Technologies, including power distribution and fires
  • Communications
  • Product Liability
  • Patents
  • Electric Power Distribution
  • Electrical Codes and Standards
  • Construction Practices
  • Clean Rooms
  • Failure Analysis
  • HVAC
  • Physics
  • Property Management
  • Grounding & Lightning
  • Insurance and Subrogation Support
  • Alarm Systems
  • Medical Equipment
  • Heavy Trucking and Equipment
  • Manufacturing Equipment & Tooling
  • Transformers, Circuit Breakers, and Switchgear
  • Electrical and Mechanical Equipment restoration from Fire, Smoke, and Water exposure
  • Non-Destructive Testing (NDT)
  • Surface & Micro Analytical Techniques


  • M.B.A., Technology Management, University of Colorado at Boulder, 1994
  • M.S. Physics, University of Illinois at Chicago, 1984
  • B.S.E.E., Electromagnetics and Antennas, University of Illinois at Chicago, 1981

Professional Affiliations

  • National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)
  • National Association of Fire Investigators (NAFI)
  • Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
  • International Association of Arson Investigators (IAAI)
  • Western Loss Association
  • Blue Goose, Greater Chicago Pond
  • Member - Institute of Fire Engineers (IFE)

Continuing Education

  • Currently P.E. licensed in Illinois, Florida, Ohio, Arkansas, South Carolina, and West Virginia
  • Certified Fire Investigator (CFI)
  • NCEES and USCEIP records established to expedite licensure in additional jurisdictions.
  • Licensed Private Detective, Illinois, License No. 115-002128
  • 40 Hour HAZWOPER Certification (29CFR 1910.120)
  • Amateur Radio operator - Extra Class (WB9STI)
  • Fluent in German