Dr. M. Sam Mannan, PE, CSP, DHC
Regents Professor and Director
Mary Kay O'Connor Process Safety Center

Artie McFerrin Department of Chemical Engineering
Texas A&M University System

The late Dr. M. Sam Mannan, was Regents Professor in the Artie McFerrin Department of Chemical Engineering at Texas A&M University and Director of the Mary Kay O'Connor Process Safety Center at the Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station where he joined the Chemical Engineering Department in 1997.  

Dr. Mannan co-authored the Guidelines for Safe Process Operations and Maintenance published by the Center for Chemical Process Safety, American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE).  He is editor of the 3rd and 4th edition of the authoritative reference, Lees’ Loss Prevention in the Process Industries.  He 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; and the Texas A&M University Dwight Look College of Engineering George Armistead, Jr. ’23 Fellow.  In 2003, he served as a consultant to Columbia Accident Investigation Board.  In 2006, he was named the inaugural holder of the T. Michael O’Connor Chair I.  In 2007, he was elected Fellow of AIChE.  In December 2008, the Board of Regents of Texas A&M University System recognized Dr. Mannan and named him Regents Professor of Chemical Engineering.  Dr. Mannan is a Guest Professor at the Nanjing University of Technology, China University of Petroleum, Tianjin University, SINOPEC Research Institute of Safety Engineering, and Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Petroleum Technology.  In September 2011, the Technical University of Łódź, Poland, conferred the Doctoris Honoris Causa on Dr. Mannan. In 2012, Dr. Mannan was awarded the Bush Excellence Award for Faculty in Public Service and in 2013, awarded the Dwight Look College of Engineering Charles W. Crawford Service Award. In 2014, Dr. Mannan was made a TEES Senior Fellow and awarded the TEES Engineering Genesis Award. In 2015, he was made a Fellow of the Institution of Chemical Engineers.

Dr. Mannan obtained his Ph.D. in 1986 in chemical engineering from the University of Oklahoma.

Selected Publications:  244 peer-reviewed journal publications, 212 proceedings papers, and 240 technical meeting presentations.

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