Welcome to the Multiscale Process Safety Research Lab in the Artie McFerrin Department of Chemical Engineering at Texas A&M University, associated with the Mary Kay O’Connor Process Safety Center. Our research is highly multidisciplinary in the process safety area with intent to resolve the most critical safety problem in the industries, which is to prevent and mitigate hazardous phenomena including fire, explosion, and toxic release.
The research is ranging from a molecular level, macroscale, plant level to an enterprise level. This multiscale and multidisciplinary approach leads to optimized solutions in different scales to control fire and explosion hazards. The research aims to bring perspectives of chemical engineering, chemistry, and fire protection engineering to process industries and hence yields systematic solutions to process safety issues.