• T. Michael O'Connor I Chair, Artie McFerrin Department of Chemical Engineering
  • Director of MKO Process Safety Center
  • Regents Professor
M. Sam Mannan

Educational Background

  • 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

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

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.