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Dr. Luc Vechot

professor
Chemical Engineering
Texas A and M University
Qatar

Biography

Dr. Luc Véchot obtained a PhD in Chemical Engineering from the École Nationale Supérieure des Mines de Saint-Étienne (France) in 2006. He then joined the Fire and Process Safety Unit of the Health & Safety Laboratory in Buxton (United Kingdom) where he held the positions of Process Safety Engineer. Dr. Véchot has worked on process safety related research topics for the last seven years. He has experience in national and international research collaborations with universities, public laboratories and industries in the field of Process Safety. He is a member of the European DIERS (Design Institute for Emergency Relief Systems) Users Group.​ Education 2006    PhD in Chemical Engineering at École Nationale Supérieure des Mines de Saint-Étienne, France 2003    Masters Degree in Chemical Engineering at University Claude Bernard Lyon 1, France​ Experience ​2010 - present    Assistant Professor, Chemical Engineering Program, Texas A&M University at Qatar, Doha, Qatar 2007-2010           Process Safety Engineer in the Fire & Process Safety Unit of the Health & Safety Laboratory, Buxton 2003-2006           Researcher at École des Mines of Saint-Étienne (France) in Process Safety, Saint Étienne, France 2003                    Researcher at Laboratoire d'Automatique et de Génie des Procédés, University Claude Bernard

Research Interest

Chemical reaction hazards, runaway reactions Pressure relief design and scale up of untempered chemical systems (DIERS and UN methods) Mitigation of the consequences of accidental spills of LNG onto land or water

Publications

  • L. Véchot, W. Minko, J.-P. Bigot, M. Kazmierczak, P. Vicot, 2011, Vent sizing: Analysis of the blowdown of a hybrid non tempered system, Journal of Loss Prevention in the Process Industries, Volume 191, Issue 1-3, pp 8-18

  • Cruse H., Buston J., L. Véchot., Tickle G., Rowlands R., 2011, Modelling spills of water-reactive chemicals, Process Safety and Environmental Protection, Volume 89, Issue 6, pp 415–423

  • ​Olewski, S. Nayak, O. Basha, S. Waldram and L. Véchot, 2011, Medium scale LNG-related experiments and CFD simulation of water curtain, Journal of Loss Prevention in the Process Industries, Volume 24, Issue 6, pp 798-804

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