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 hydrocarbon fire, runaway explosion, vapor cloud explosion, and deflagration to detonation transition. We also focus on soft materials with applications in safety and sustainability, such as flame retardant, high expansion foam, emulsion separation, oil herder and oil recovery.
The research with 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 materials engineering to process industries and hence yields systematic solutions to process safety issues. The research emphasizes both process-related and materials-related topics. The Wang group is organized into four teams (A-D):
A Team – Process Safety in Fire and Explosion
B Team – Process Resilience, Risk and Reliability
C Team – Flame Retardant Polymers
D Team – Soft Matter for Safety and Sustainability
Fall 2019 Group Picture
Spring 2019 Group Picture