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Nima Khakzad

Nima Khakzad

Associate Professor
EducationPhD, PEng
OfficeDCC-315, Daphne Cockwell Health Sciences Complex
Phone416-979-5000, ext. 544565
Areas of ExpertiseSystem safety and reliability; Domino effects in process plants; Risk-informed optimization and decision-making; Bayesian networks.

Dr. Khakzad is available to supervise Occupational and Public Health (MSc) students in 2024-2025.

I joined the School of Occupational and Public Health in November, 2019. Before that, I was with the Faculty of Technology, Policy, and Management at Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands (2015-2019).

I have bachelor's and masters’ degrees in civil engineering, and a PhD degree in oil and gas engineering. My research is mainly focused on safety assessment and management of (petro)chemical facilities with regard to domino effects, natural-technological accidents and terrorist attacks. I am a member of the editorial boards of Safety Science and Journal of Loss Prevention in the Process Industries.

Research interests:

  • Optimal fire protection, firefighting and emergency response in process plants
  • Risk assessment of natural-technological accidents (Natechs)
  • Security vulnerability assessment of process plants
  • Governor General of Canada’s Gold Medal in Doctoral Studies, Memorial University of Newfoundland, St. John’s, Canada, 2013 
  • David Dunsiger Award for Excellence in Doctoral Studies,Memorial University of Newfoundland, St. John’s, Canada, 2013
  • Fellow of the School of Graduate Studies, Memorial University of Newfoundland, St. John’s, Canada, 2012