Mannan paper among most cited for 2010-2012

Photo of Dr. M. Sam MannanA paper by Dr. M. Sam Mannan, a world-renowned expert on safety in the chemical processing industry, is one of Computers & Chemical Engineering journal's most-cited papers for 2010-2012.

Mannan is co-author of the paper, "Optimal facility layout under toxic release in process facilities: A stochastic approach," which also lists R. Vazquez-Roman as lead author and J.-H. Lee and S. Jung as co-authors.

Mannan is Regents Professor and holder of the Mike O’Connor Chair I in the Artie McFerrin Department of Chemical Engineering at Texas A&M University and director of the Mary Kay O’Connor Process Safety Center in the Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station (TEES).

A professional engineer and certified safety professional, Mannan is a fellow of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers and a member of the American Society of Safety Engineers, International Institute of Ammonia Refrigeration and National Fire Protection Association. In addition to his many professional honors and achievements, Mannan has served as a consultant to numerous entities in both the academic and private sectors, including the Columbia Accident Investigation Board.

The Mary Kay O'Connor Process Safety Center mission is to lead the integration of process safety — through education, research, and service — into the education and practice of all individuals and organizations involved in chemical operations. The center aims to serve as the premier process safety resource for all stakeholders so that safety becomes second nature for managers, engineers and workers as progress continues toward zero injuries and lost lives. The center seeks to develop safer processes, equipment, procedures and management strategies that will minimize losses in the process industry.

The journal Computers & Chemical Engineering is published by Elsevier. The full list of most-cited articles, 2010-2012, is here.