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 amongst others in chemistry, organic chemistry, and Technological Risk Management. At the Brussels campus of the KU Leuven, Belgium, he lectures as a professor, amongst others, in prevention management, advanced occupational health and safety management and chemical processes/unit operations. 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'):

- Zhang Laobing, Reniers Genserik.- Game Theory for Managing Security in Chemical Industrial Areas. Book publication accepted for publication (2016) by Springer.

- Reniers Genserik, Khakzad Nima, Gabriele Landucci.- Physical security within the process industry: theory with applications. Book publication accepted for publication (2017) by Elsevier.

- Khakzad, Nima; Martinez, Imee Su; Kwon, Hyuck-Myun; Stewart, Constantine; Perera, Rohan; Reniers, Genserik.- Security risk assessment and management in chemical plants: challenges and new trends. Accepted for publication (2017) in: Process Safety Progress.

- Zhang Laobing, Reniers Genserik.- Playing Chemical Plant Protection Game with Distribution-free Uncertainties. Accepted for publication (2017) in: Reliability Engineering & System Safety.

- Li Jie, Van Nunen Karolien, Reniers Genserik, Ponnet Koen.- Bibliometric analysis of safety culture research. Accepted for publication (2017) in: Safety Science.

- Genserik Reniers.- Omgaan met security als preventieadviseur. Book publication accepted for publication (2017) by Wolters-Kluwer.

- Zhang Laobing, Landucci Gabriele, Reniers Genserik, Khakzad Nima, Zhou Jianfeng.- DAMS: A model to assess domino effects by using agent-based modelling and simulation. Accepted for publication (2017) in: Risk Analysis.

- Blokland Peter, Reniers Genserik.- An ontological and semantic foundation for safety science, Accepted for publication (2018) in: ESREL 2018.

- F. Brocal, C. Gonzales, M.A. Sebastian, G. Reniers, N. Paltrinieri.- Standardized risk assessment techniques: a review in the framework of occupational safety. Accepted for publication (2018) in: ESREL 2018.

- Laobing Zhang, Genserik Reniers.- Optimizing security patrolling scheduling in chemical industrial parks by using game theory. Accepted for publication (2018) in: ESREL 2018.

- Jianfeng Zhou, Genserik Reniers.- A matrix-based modeling and analysis approach for fire-induced domino effects. Accepted for publication (2018) in: Process Safety and Environmental Protection.

- Nima Khakzad, Paul Amyotte, Valerio Cozzani, Genserik Reniers, Hans Pasman. How to address model uncertainty in the escalation of domino effects?. Accepted for publication (2018) in : Journal of Loss Prevention in the Process Industries.


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