Department of Management Engineering
Safety, Reliability and Human Factors


1983 M.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering, Technical University Delft, Major subject: Fluid dynamics


Present position
Senior Researcher

Research Programme Safety, Reliability and Human Factors, Department of Management Engineering

Senior Risk Specialist

Det Norske Veritas, Danmark A/S, Structures & Pipelines, Energy Division


Employment record 
1983-1995 Netherlands Organization for Applied Scientific Research - TNO 

1995- 2007 Risø National Laboratory/Risø DTU

2008- Technical University of Denmark (DTU), Dept. of Management Engineering

2008- Det Norske Veritas, Danmark A/S,

Professional experience:
- Hazard identification
- Risk analysis
- Consequence assessment of (major) accidents
- Safety management
- Land-use planning involving major accident sites
- Use and development of air pollution and dispersion models


Current responsibilities and project participation

Development of guidelines for risk-acceptance criteria in relation to land-use planning near major hazard industries
Development of tools and principles for safety-barrier diagram analysis, e.g. for hydrogen system safety analysis
Project manager of the Dan-WORM project: transferring the Occupational Risk Model to Denmark and small enterprises, supported by the
Danish ArbejdsMiljøForskningsFond (2006-2009) .
Evaluation of safety reports in co-operation with Danish authorities.

EC Phare Twinning on implementation of  "Seveso-II" in Bulgary


Recent responsibilities and project participation
Work package coordinator in the EU-co-ordinated action SHAPERISK concerning “Improving the efficiency of the organisational management with regard to safety, health and environment” (2004-2006)
Courses on implementation of the Seveso-II Directive in future EU-member states.
Development of safety management indicators in the CEC supported project “ARAMIS” (2002-2005)
Safety assessment of alternative fuel systems in fuel-cell driven vehicles (2002-2005)
TEARHS: Toxic Effects of Accidental Releases of Hazardous Substances.
LIFE project Research and Development of Technologies for Safe and Environmentally Optimal Recovery and Disposal of Explosive Waste.


Member of the steering board of the Danish society for risk analysis “RISK”

Member of the European Working Group on land-Use Planning 

Responsible for the wind-tunnel modelling technique during the Hong Kong Alternative Replacement Airport Sites (ARAS)-Meteorological Study.
Responsible for the air quality modelling during the Hong Kong Port & Airport Development Strategy (PADS)-Air Quality Study.
Responsible for the wind-tunnel modelling study for the Hong Kong. North Lantau Development Study
Responsible for the co-ordination of the following CEC international projects:
- MTH physical modelling of jet fires (1988-1991)
- STEP Jet fire interactions with vessels containing flammable liquids (JIVE) (1991-1994)
- STEP Research on the dispersion of two phase flashing releases-FLADIS (1991-1994)

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