Genserik Reniers


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Over Genserik Reniers

Name: Genserik L.L. Reniers
Expertise: safety management, security management, domino accidents, risk analysis procedures, prevention policy in case of major accidents or substantial threats, knock-on accident prevention, prevention management, process safety, process security, cross-company prevention in the chemical industry, multiple plant safety and security cultures, collaboration within industrial areas, transportation of hazardous materials

Chairman of Loss Prevention 2019, see also

Winner of the Trevor Kletz Merit Award 2017 for advancing process safety; Award from the Mary Kay O'Connor Process Safety Center, A&M University, Texas, USA

Editor of the Journal of Loss Prevention in the Process Industries; see

Associate Editor of Safety Science; see

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Bios in English:

Genserik Reniers obtained a Master's degree in chemical engineering at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel and received his PhD in Applied Economic Sciences from the University of Antwerp. He was appointed in a part-time capacity as a Full Professor at the Safety and Security Science Group of the Delft University of Technology, in the Netherlands. At the University of Antwerp in Belgium, he is a Full professor lecturing Technological Risk Management. At the Brussels campus of the KU Leuven, Belgium, he lectures as a professor, Engineering Risk Management and Advanced Engineering Risk Management. His main research interests concern the collaboration surrounding safety and security topics and socio-economic optimization within the chemical industry. He coordinates the Antwerp Research Group on Safety and Security, unifying multi-disciplinary safety and security research at the University of Antwerp. He has extensive experience in leading research projects funded both by government and chemical industry.


Bios in het Nederlands:

Genserik Reniers is als burgerlijk scheikundig ingenieur en doctor in de Toegepaste Economische Wetenschappen verbonden als Hoogleraar aan de TU Delft in Nederland, bij de Safety and Security Science Group. Aan de Campus Brussel van de KULeuven doceert hij ondermeer Welzijns- en preventiemanagement, Advanced Occupational Health and Safety Management, en Industriële processen. Aan de Universiteit Antwerpen (UA) doceert hij als hoogleraar o.m. Algemene Chemie, Organische Chemie, en Technologisch risicomanagement. Zijn belangrijkste onderzoeksinteresses gaan uit naar veiligheid en beveiliging in de chemische industrie en alle ermee gepaard gaande socio-economische optimalisaties. Hij coördineert de onderzoeksgroep ARGoSS (Antwerp Research Group on Safety and Security) aan de UA, die multidisciplinaire studies naar veiligheid en beveiliging uitvoert. Hij heeft uitgebreide ervaring met onderzoeksprojecten zowel uitgaande van de overheid als op vraag van de chemische industriële sector.


Newest publications accepted for publication: other (published) publications: see 'publicaties' or 'publications'):

- Genserik Reniers, Wim Hardyns, Marlies Sas.- Omgaan met security als preventieadviseur. Book publication accepted for publication (2017) by Wolters-Kluwer.

- Fuqiang Yang, Jing Tao, Chao Chen, Fanliang Ge, Genserik Reniers.- Determining the perceived safety and security attitude and knowledge of urban residents towards bus fires. Accepted for publication (2019) in: Burns.

- Jianfeng Zhou, Genserik Reniers.- Probabilistic Petri-net addition enabling decision making depending on situational change: the case of emergency response to fuel tank farm fire. Accepted for publication (2020) in: Reliability Engineering & System Safety.

- Chao Chen, Genserik Reniers.- Dynamic Vulnerability Assessment of Process Plants with Respect to Vapor Cloud Explosions. Accepted for publication (2020) in: Reliability Engineering & System Safety.

- Chao Chen, Genserik Reniers.- Chemical Industry in China: The Current Status, Safety Problems, and Pathways for Future Sustainable Development . Accepted for publication (2020) in: Safety Science.

- Yunfeng Yang, Floris Goerlandt, Gneserik Reniers, Guohua Chen.- A bibliometric analysis of process safety research in China: Understanding safety research progress as a basis for making China's chemical industry more sustainable.- Accepted for publication (2020) in: Journal of Cleaner Production.


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