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'):

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

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

- Weipeng Fang, Jiansong Wu, Yiping Bai, Laobing Zhang, Genserik Reniers.- Quantitative Risk Assessment of a Natural Gas Pipeline in an Underground Utility Tunnel. Accepted for publication (2019) in: Process Safety Progress.

- Glenn Scheerlinck, Caroline Buts, Genserik Reniers, Marc Cools.- A Private Security Regulation Index: Ranking EU Member States from 1931 until 2018. Accepted for publication (2019) in: Security Journal.

- Georgios Boustras, Gudela Grote, Genserik Reniers, Jahreswar Maiti, Valerio Cozzani, Aditya Jain, Sharon Newnam, Olga Aneziris, Jean-christophe le-coze, Kenneth Pettersen Gould.- Safety Science New Scope. Accepted for publication (2019) in: Safety Science.

- 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.

- Chao Chen, Genserik Reniers.- Cost-Benefit Management of Intentional Domino Effects in Chemical Industrial Areas. Accepted for publication (2019) in: Process Safety and Environmental Protection.

- Guohua Chen, Yunfeng Yang, Genserik Reniers.- Vulnerability assessment of atmospheric storage tanks to floods based on logistic regression. Accepted for publication (2019) in: Reliability Engineering & System Safety.

- Shenae Lee, Gabriele Landucci, Genserik Reniers, Nicola Paltrinieri.- Validation of dynamic risk analysis supporting integrated operations across systems. Accepted for publication (2019) in: Sustainability.

- Guohua Chen, Tao Zeng, Yunfeng Yang, Peizhu Chen, Genserik Reniers.- Developing an advanced dynamic risk analysis method for fire-related domino effects. Accepted for publication (2019) in: Process Safety and Environmental Protection.

- Jinja Zhang, Kaili Xua, Genserik Reniers, Greg You.- Statistical analysis of the characteristics of extraordinarily severe coal mine accidents (ESCMAs) in China from 1950 to 2018. Accepted for publication (2019) in: Process Safety and Environmental Protection.

- P. Lindhout, J.C. Kingston, G. Reniers.- Learning about the causes of accidents related to language problems. Accepted for publication (2019) in: Health and Safety Bulletin.

- Sobhan Sarkar, Anima Pramanik, Jahreshwar Maiti, Genserik Reniers.- Predicting and analyzing injury severity: A machine learning-based approach using class-imbalanced proactive and reactive data. Accepted for publication (2020) in: Safety Science. 

- Chao Chen, Genserik Reniers.- A Thorough Classification and Discussion of Approaches for Modeling and Managing Domino Effects in the Process Industries. Accepted for publication (2020) in: Safety Science.

- Rosa Nomen, Bruno Fabiano, Genserik Reniers.- Special Issue of the World Conference on Chemical Engineering in 2017. Accepted for publication (2020) in: Journal of Loss Prevention in the Process Industries.

- Marlies Sas, Wim Hardyns, Genserik Reniers, Koen Ponnet.- Measuring security culture in organisations. Accepted for publication (2020) in: Security Journal.


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