• Department Head, Chemical Engineering
  • Professor, Chemical Engineering and Petroleum Engineering
  • Mike O'Connor Chair II
  • Director, MKO Process Safety Center
  • Director, Ocean Energy Safety Institute
  • Affiliated Faculty, Industrial & Systems Engineering
  • Affiliated Faculty, Ocean Engineering
Dr. Faisal Khan

Educational Background

  • Ph.D., Environmental Engineering, Pondicherry University – 1998
  • M.E., Chemical Engineering, University of Roorkee, India – 1994
  • B.S., Chemical Engineering, Aligarh Muslim University, India – 1992

Research Interests

    • Offshore Safety and Risk Engineering
    • Offshore Asset Integrity Assessment and Management
    • Process Modeling and System Design
    • Offshore environment system modeling and management

Industry Experience

    • Led several strategic initiatives as Associate Dean of Graduate Studies at FEAS
    • Established a multidisciplinary Centre of Excellence at Memorial in the position of Director
    • Facilitated research that led to new technologies as the Canadian Research Chair, Tier 1, Offshore Safety and Risk Engineering
    • Developed six new courses and taught courses while holding the title of Professor in the Department of Process Engineering

Awards & Honors

  • 2021 Inducted as Fellow of Canadian Academy of Engineering
  • 2018 Fellow of Engineering Institute of Canada
  • 2017 Fellow of Canadian Society of Chemical Engineering
  • 2015-2017 Member of NSERC Discovery Grant Review Panel (Chemical Engineering)
  • 2016 Society of Petroleum Engineer award for his contribution in Health, Safety and Risk Engineering
  • 2014 Memorial University President’s Award for Outstanding Graduate Student Supervision National Award – CSChE Outstanding Research Award of Process Safety Management
  • 2013 Member of National Center of Science and Technology Evaluation, Ministry of Education and Science, Republic of Kazakhstan
  • 2012 Memorial University President’s Award for Outstanding Research
  • 2011-2014 Member of US think-tank on Process Safety and Risk Management
  • 2009 Member (and Chair) of NSERC Strategic Grant Review Committee on Safety and Security
  • 2008-2010 Expert subject advisor to Ministry of Environment, State of Qatar, on environment and risk matters
  • 2005 Risk Advisor to the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador on an important offshore safety project
  • 2002 Received Nawab Zain Bahadur Memorial Medal (for outstanding research in environmental engineering), 2002, from the Institution of Engineers (India)
  • 2002 Short-listed among four scientists for the Young Scientist Award, 2000, Indian National Science Academy
  • 1998 S.K. Mitra Memorial Award from IIChE for safety research, Calcutta
  • 1994 Awarded University Gold Medal during Master's Program, IIT Roorkee

Selected Publications

  • Khan, F, & Amyotte, P (2019). Advance Methods in Risk Management, Academic Press
  • Khan, F, & Abbassi, R (2018). Offshore Process Safety, Academic Press
  • Khan, F (2017). Methods in Chemical Process Safety, Academic Press
  • Yang, Y., Khan, F., Thodi, P., & Abbassi, R. (2017). Corrosion induced failure analysis of subsea pipelines. Reliability Engineering & System Safety, 159, 214-222.
  • Baksh, A. A., Abbassi, R., Garaniya, V., & Khan, F. (2018). Marine transportation risk assessment using Bayesian Network: Application to Arctic waters. Ocean Engineering, 159, 422-436.