Dr. Sam Mannan, renowned Regent’s Professor in the Chemical Engineering Department at Texas A&M University, visited ERI while he was in Bangladesh. He is also the Director of the Mary Kay O’Connor Process Safety Center at the Texas Engineering Experiment Station and inaugural holder of the T. Michael O’Connor Chair I.
He shared his extraordinary experiences with ERI team and his close involvements with projects that include hazard assessment and risk analysis, process hazard identification, HAZOP (hazard and operability) studies, vulnerability assessment, process safety management, and risk management.
Dr. Mannan has published 205 peer-reviewed journal publications, 4 books, 7 book chapters, 200 proceedings papers, 14 major reports, and 216 technical meeting presentations.
Dr. Mannan is the recipient of numerous awards and recognitions including the American Institute of Chemical Engineers Service to Society Award, the Texas A&M University Association of Former Students’ Distinguished Achievement Award for Teaching, the Texas Engineering Experiment Station Research Fellow, the Texas A&M University Dwight Look College of Engineering George Armistead, Jr. ’23 Fellow.
In 2003, Dr. Mannan served as a consultant to Columbia Accident Investigation Board. In 2007, he was elected Fellow of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers. In 2012, Dr. Mannan was awarded the Bush Excellence Award for Faculty in Public Service. Dr. Mannan was named a Distinguished Honorary Professor at the Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Petroleum Technology and guest professor at the Nanjing University of Technology and the China University of Petroleum in Qing Dao.
He urged ERI personnel to take pride in what they do as he believes ERI is one of a kind of its type and will be the largest engineering company in Bangladesh under the guidance of such an extraordinary leader, Mr. Akber Hakim, MD & CEO of Engineering Resources International Limited.