Dr Luc N. Véchot is an Associate Professor of Chemical Engineering at Texas A&M University at Qatar (TAMU-Q) and the Managing Director of the Qatar branch of the Mary Kay O’Connor Process Safety Center (MKOPSC). Dr Véchot is the chairman of the Qatar Process Safety Symposium (QPSS) organizing committee. He holds a PhD in Chemical Engineering from the École Nationale Supérieure des Mines de Saint-Étienne (France) in 2006. In 2007, he joined the UK Health & Safety Laboratory as a process safety engineer. He started his academic career in 2010 joining TAMU-Q and taking over the lead of the Process Safety research and teaching activities. He has published 34 process safety related peer reviewed papers since he joined TAMU-Q. He has accumulated experience in process safety related research over the last 15 years. He has focused his researches on exothermic reaction hazards and calorimetric hazard screening techniques, runaway reactions and adiabatic calorimetry, pressure relief design applications for reactive systems, accidental releases of water reactive chemicals, consequence modeling of LNG spills, combustible dust explosion and dynamic risk assessments. He has been heavily involved in the development of Process Safety Competency Development Programs since 2017.

In 2018-2019, he was also the head of Process Safety Consultancy at Dekra Process Safety France while maintaining his position as a faculty member at TAMU-Q.

He has served as the chair of the Qatar Process Safety Symposium organizing committee since the first edition in 2012.

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Dr. Luc Vechot

Associate Professor and MD of the Mary Kay O’Connor Process Safety Center – Qatar

Texas A&M University