Genserik Reniers

Genserik Reniers


Koningstraat 8
2000 Antwerpen, BEL

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

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 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 in a part-time capacity 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 Engineering Risk Management en Advanced Engineering Risk Management. Aan de Universiteit Antwerpen (UA) doceert hij als hoogleraar 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.

- Peter Schmitz, Paul Swuste, Genserik Reniers, Karolien van Nunen.- Een praktische aanpak voor het voorspellen van majeure ongevallen in de procesindustrie op basis van de barriere status op scenario niveau.- Accepted for publication (2020) in: Tijdschrift voor Toegepaste Arbowetenschap.

- Paul Lindhout, Genserik Reniers.- Reflecting on the safety zoo: Developing an integrated pandemics barrier model using early lessons from the Covid-19 pandemic.- Accepted for publication (2020) in: Safety Science.

- Glenn Scheerlinck, Caroline Buts, Genserik Reniers, Marc Cools.- The impact of regulation on private security industry dynamics. Accepted for publication (2020) in: European Journal of Law and Economics.

- Jianfeng Zhou, Genserik Reniers.- Domino Effect Analysis Using a Matrix Based Simulation Approach. Accepted for publication (2020) in: Risk Analysis.

- Chao Chen, Genserik Reniers.- Safety and security of oil and gas pipeline transportation: A systematic analysis of research trends and future needs using WoS. Accepted for publication (2020) in: Journal of Cleaner Production.

- Francisco Brocal, Nicola Paltrinieri, Cristina Gonzalez Gaya, Miguel Perez, Genserik Reniers.- Approach to the selection of strategies for emerging risk management considering uncertainty as the main decision variable in occupational contexts. Accepted for publication (2020) in: Safety Science.

- Marlies Sas, Genserik Reniers, Karolien Van Nunen, Wim Hardyns, Koen Ponnet.- Adequaat risicomanagement voor fysieke beveiliging: het gebruik van modellen en metaforen gebaseerd op kennis uit het veiligheidsdomein.- Accepted for publication (2020) in: Tijdschrift voor Toegepaste Arbowetenschap.

- Hao Sun, Ming Yang, Haiqing Wang, Genserik Reniers.- On the application of the window of opportunity and complex network to risk analysis of process plants operations during a pandemic. Accepted for publication (2020) in: Journal of Loss Prevention in the Process Industries.

- Paul Lindhout, Genserik Reniers.- Reducing Unknown Risk: The Safety Engineers’ New Horizon.  Accepted for publication (2020) in: Journal of Loss Prevention in the Process Industries.






Statuut & functies

Zelfstandig academisch pers.

  • hoogleraar