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Faisal Khan


Department Head, Process Engineering

B.Sc. (Aligarh Muslim), M.E. (Indian Institute of Technology), PhD (Pondicherry)

I am a chemical engineer at Memorial University. I earned a B.Sc. in chemical engineering from Aligarh Muslim University, a masters in chemical engineering from Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee, India and a PhD in environmental engineering from Pondicherry University, specializing in computer-aided process plant design and computer-aided risk assessment. I am a member of Process Safety Management Group (NA), Canadian Society for Chemical Engineering, the Indian Institution of Chemical Engineers and the Institution of Public Health Engineering.

Prior to joining Memorial University I served as a scientist at the Centre for Pollution Control & Energy Technology in Pondicherry, India for four years and assistant professor at Birla Institute of Technology and Science in Pilani, India for two years.

I was among four Leading Young Scientists of Year 2000, short-listed by the Indian National Science Academy, India. I have also authored four books and more than 100 internationally-referred research papers. My research interests include safety and risk engineering, environmental risk modeling, life cycle analysis, computer aided process plant design and inherent safety.