M. Sam Mannan, director of the Mary Kay O’Connor Process Safety Center is slated to deliver the keynote lecture at Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET) Saturday (Dec. 11).
Mannan, who holds the title of Regents Professor in the Artie McFerrin Department of Chemical Engineering at Texas A&M, is scheduled to present “The Relationship of Safety and Risk Management to Engineering for Sustainable Development.” His address is part of a two-day international short course on process safety and risk management sponsored by the university’s Chemical Engineering Forum.
The short course is expected to attract a large group of technical personnel that includes chemical engineers, mechanical engineers, safety and health personnel, industrial hygiene personnel and operations and maintenance supervisors.
Mannan, a professional engineer and certified safety professional, is an internationally recognized expert on process safety and risk assessment. 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 served as a consultant to numerous entities in both the academic and private sectors, including the Columbia Accident Investigation Board.
BUET is the oldest institution for the study of Engineering and Architecture in Bangladesh. Both undergraduate and postgraduate studies and research are now among the primary functions of the university, which has produced more than 25,000 graduates in different branches of engineering and architecture while establishing worldwide reputation for the quality of its programs.