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Prof. Ming Yang

Assistant Professor
Department of Chemical Engineering
Nazarbayev University


Dr. Ming Yang joined the School of Engineering at Nazarbayev University in March 2017. After graduation from Memorial University of Newfoundland, Dr. Yang worked as Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Centre for Risk, Integrity, and Safety Engineering led by Prof. Faisal Khan (Canada Research Chair, Tier 1 in Process Safety Engineering). Since 2012, Dr. Yang has been course instructors of varieties of undergraduate and graduate courses related to safety and risk engineering and environmental management, which includes Safety and Risk Engineering, Reliability Engineering, Probabilistic Methods in Engineering, Sustainable Engineering in Process Industries, Pollution Prevention, Industrial Pollution Control, etc.

Research Interest

Dr. Yang’s research involves using modeling methods to create innovative and effective solutions to engineering environmental and safety problems. Much of his work focuses on development of quantitative and qualitative approaches for environmental, risk, and safety management for oil and gas operations.


  • Adedigba, S.A., Khan, F., Yang, M. (2017). Dynamic Failure Analysis of Process Systems Using Principal Component Analysis and Bayesian Network. Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, 56, 2094-2106.

  • Afenyo, M. K., Khan, F., Veitch, B. Yang, M. (2017). A probabilistic ecological risk model for Arctic marine oil spills. Journal of Environmental Chemical Engineering, 5(2), 1494-1503.

  • ALNabhani, K., Khan, F., Yang, M. (2017). Management of TENORMs Produced during Oil and Gas Operation. Journal of Loss Prevention in Process Industries, 47, 161-168.

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