Louis F. Bilancia

Louis F. Bilancia, P.E.

Senior Consultant

Mr. Louis Bilancia is an electrical engineer with 14 years of experience in biomedical design of implanted pacemakers and defibrillators, with 11 years in the design and programming of industrial laser control, lumber sorting, and precision electronic instrumentation. He specializes in fire origin and cause evaluations, including those where electrical activity may have been involved.

In addition, he has been an adjunct professor at Portland State University for four terms, as well as an instructor for several classes to the International Association of Arson Investigators (lAAI) community in electrical evidence collection and the scientific method. Mr. Bilancia has performed nearly 600 fire and electrical investigations.


  • Computer Models in Fire Analysis: The Illusion of Scientific Accuracy, Fire and Litigation Conference, January 2014
  • Kirk's Fire Investigation, January 2012
  • Technical Review and Analysis, California Conference of Arson Investigators, January 2011
  • Forensic Fire Scene Reconstruction, 3rd Edition, January 2009
  • The Scientific Method with Specific Attention to Fire Investigation, January 2007
  • Fuses and Circuit Breakers in Fire Investigations, IAAI Chapter 31, January 2003
  • Introduction to Computer Forensics, IAAI Chapter 31, January 2003
  • Modern Equipment Control Affects Electrocution Risk, AAFS, January 2003
  • Metal Oxide Varistors in Fire Investigations, IAAI Chapter 31, January 2002

ESi's expertise spans dozens of industries and specializations organized across several practice groups, each staffed by dozens of in-house experts with the technical knowledge, hands-on expertise, and courtroom experience required to execute projects for and with our clients from start to finish.

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