Faisal Khan

Memorial University of Newfoundland

Faisal Khan is a professor and the Vale Research Chair of Process Safety and Risk Engineering. In 2000, he founded and leading the Safety and Risk Engineering Group (SREG) at Memorial University of Newfoundland which currently has 40+ team members including academics, research engineers, and graduate students conducting research on a wide range of theoretical and applied research activities mainly related to process safety and asset integrity management. He is involved in research, and consulting projects related to safety and risk engineering, and process/plant integrity studies. His areas of research interest include: safety and risk engineering, inherent safety, risk management, and risk-based integrity assessment and management. He is actively involved with multinational oil and gas industries on the issue of safety and asset integrity. He has successfully completed over 15 major industry funded research and development projects. He has spent few months as risk and integrity expert with Lloyd’s Register a risk management organization. He also served as Safety and Risk Advisor to Government of Newfoundland, Canada, Lloyd’s Register EMEA, SBM, ABS, Modco, Qatargas and others. From 2008-2010, he visited Qatar University and Qatargas LNG Company as Process Safety and Risk Management Chair. In 2013-2014 he served as associate dean (globalization) at Australian Maritime College, Australia, where he led the development of the offshore and risk engineering group and initiative of global engagement. He has authored over 200 research articles in peer reviewed journals and conferences on safety, risk and reliability engineering. He has authored five books on the subject area. He is the editor to the Journal of Process Safety and Environmental Protection, and Journal of Process System Engineering. He regularly offers training program/workshop on safety and risk engineering in different places, including St John’s, Chennai, Dubai, Beijing, Aberdeen, Doha and Kuala Lumpur.