M. Sam Mannan

Professor

Director, Mary Kay O'Connor Process Safety Center

Holder of Regents Professorship

T. Michael O'Connor Chair I

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Office: 246 CHEN
Phone: 979.862.3985
Fax: 979.845.6446
Email: mannan@tamu.edu

Research Website

Research Interests

  • Abnormal situation management
  • Aerosol research
  • Inherently safer design
  • Quantitative risk assessment
  • Reactive chemicals
  • Modeling of silane releases
  • LNG safety and design
  • Flammability research

Awards & Honors

  • Holder of the T. Michael O'Connor I Chair
  • Norton H. Walton/ Russell L. Miller Award, Safety and Health Division of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers, 2009
  • Regents Professor Award, 2007-2008, Texas A&M System Board of Regents
  • Medal of Honor, Technical University of Lodz, Poland, 2008
  • Fellow, American Institute of Chemical Engineers, 2007
  • George Armistead, Jr. '23 Fellow, 2004-2005, Texas A&M University College of Engineering, Texas A&M University.
  • Distinguished Achievement Award for Teaching, The Association of Former Students, Texas A&M University, 2003.
  • George Armistead, Jr. '23 Fellow, 2003-2004, Texas A&M University College of Engineering, Texas A&M University.
  • Consultant to Columbia Accident Investigation Board, 2003.
  • Texas Engineering Experiment Station, Research Fellow, 2002.
  • Service to Society, 2000 Award from the American Institute of Chemical Engineers.
  • Quality Recognition Award from PPG Industries, Inc.

Education

  • Ph.D., 1986, Chemical Engineering, University of Oklahoma, Norman, Oklahoma
  • M.S., 1983, Chemical Engineering, University of Oklahoma, Norman, Oklahoma
  • B.S., 1978, Chemical Engineering, University of Engineering and Technology, Dhaka, Bangladesh

Selected Publications

Wei, C., W.J. Rogers, and M.S. Mannan, "Understanding Reactive Hazards using Molecular Simulation: Mechanisms of Hydroxylamine Decomposition," Chemical Engineering Communications, vol. 194, no. 5, May 2007, pp. 579-585.

Narayanan, D., Y. Zhang, and M.S. Mannan, "Engineering for Sustainable Development (ESD) in Bio-Diesel Production," Transactions of the Institute of Chemical Engineers, Part B, Process Safety and Environmental Protection, vol. 85, no. B5, September 2007, pp. 349-359.

Mannan, M.S., H.H. West, and P.C. Berwanger, "Lessons Learned from Recent Incidents:Facility Siting, Atmospheric Venting, and Operator Information Systems," Journal of Loss Prevention in the Process Industries, vol. 20, Issues 4-6, July-November 2007, pp. 644-650.

Al-Mutairi, E.M., J.A. Suardin, M.S. Mannan and M.M. El-Halwagi, "An Optimization Approach to the Integration of Inherently-Safer Design and Process Scheduling," Journal of Loss Prevention in the Process Industries, vol. 21, Issue 5, September 2008, pp. 543-549.

Henning, J. B., C.J. Stufft, S.C. Payne, M.E. Bergman, N. Keren, and M.S. Mannan, (in press). "The influence of individual differences on organizational safety attitudes," Safety Science.