Mannan honored by Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Petroleum Technology in India

March 8, 2013

Dr. Sam Mannan, director of the TEES Mary K. O'Connor Process Safety Center and the Mike O'Connor Chair in the Artie McFerrin Department of Chemical Engineering at Texas A&M University, has accepted an appointment as Distinguished Honorary Professor at the Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Petroleum Technology in India.

"I am very honored for the appointment by the President and Board of Governors," Mannan said. "It is truly an honor to receive this sort of recognition by such a prestigious institute."

Mannan's research interests include abnormal situation management, aerosol research, inherently safer design, quantitative risk assessment, reactive chemicals, modeling of silane releases, liquid-to-natural-gas safety and design and flammability research.

As director of the Mary Kay O' Connor Process Safety Center, part of the Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station, Mannan has served as a consultant to numerous entities in the private sector. He also has testified before the U.S. Congress on multiple occasions, lending his expertise on matters of national security as it relates to chemical safety and infrastructure.

The Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Petroleum was founded as part of the 2007 Technology Act. It's objective is to provide world class education, training, and research to roll out efficient human resources to meet the growing requirements of the petroleum and energy sector.

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