Regents Professor and Director of the Mary Kay O’Connor Process Safety Center at Texas A&M University, M. Sam Mannan, has been honored with the title of Guest Professor by China’s Nanjing University of Technology.
While visiting Nanjing University to take part in formal recognition ceremonies, Mannan delivered a presentation titled “Society’s Choices” to the faculty of safety engineering and discussed the Columbia disaster with undergraduate students in safety engineering.
Nanjing University of Science and Technology was founded in 1953 and is one of the first groups of national key universities. Composed of 26 colleges and serving nearly 30,000 students, including overseas students, undergraduates and master’s and doctoral degree candidates, Nanjing emphasizes outreach and collaboration with universities throughout the world in an effort to promote cooperative agreements and exchange programs.
Holder of the T. Michael O’Connor Chair I in Texas A&M’s Artie McFerrin Department of Chemical Engineering, Mannan is a professional engineer and certified safety professional. He is a fellow of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers and a member of the American Society of Safety Engineers, International Institute of Ammonia Refrigeration and National Fire Protection Association.
In addition to his many professional honors and achievements, Mannan has provided testimony on multiple occasions to Congress and served as a consultant to numerous entities in both the academic and private sectors, including the Columbia Accident Investigation Board.