M. Sam Mannan

T. Michael O'Connor I Chair, Artie McFerrin Department of Chemical Engineering

Director of MKO Process Safety Center

Regents Professor

M. Sam Mannan

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

Research Webpage

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


  • 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.