Dr. Faisal Khan
Memorial UniversityFaculty of Engineering and Applied Sciences
Dr. Faisal Khan is Professor and Canada Research Chair (Tier I) of Offshore Safety and Risk Engineering. He is founder of the Centre for Risk Integrity and Safety and Engineering (C-RISE), which has over 50 research members. His areas of research interest include: offshore safety and risk engineering, inherent safety, risk management, and risk-based integrity assessment and management. He is actively involved with multinational oil and gas industries on the issue of safety and asset integrity.
In 2006, he spent eight months as a risk and integrity expert with Lloyd’s Register (UK) a risk management organization. He also served as Safety and Risk Advisor to the Government of Newfoundland, Canada. He continues to serve as a subject matter expert to many organizations that include Llyod’s Register EMEA, SBM Modco, Intecsea, Technip, and Qatargas. In 2008-10, he visited Qatar University and Qatargas LNG Company as Process Safety and Risk Management Research Chair. In 2012-14 he served as Visiting Professor of Offshore and Marine Engineering at Australian Maritime College (AMC), University of Tasmania, Australia, where he led the development of an offshore safety and risk engineering group and an initiative of global engagement with many international institutions.
He is the recipient of President Outstanding Research Award of 2012-13, CSChE National Award on Process Safety Management of 2014, President Outstanding Research Supervision Award of 2013-14, and recently the Society of Petroleum Engineer award for his contribution in Health, Safety and Risk Engineering. He has authored over 400 research articles in peer reviewed journals and conferences on safety, risk and reliability engineering. He has authored five books on the subject area. He is Editor to the Journal of Process Safety and Environmental Protection, Process Safety Progress, and ASME Part A (Risk and Uncertainty Analysis). He regularly offers training programs/workshops on safety and risk engineering in different places including St. John’s, Chennai, Dubai, Beijing, Aberdeen, Cape Town, Doha and Kuala Lumpur.