Department of Management Engineering
Safety, Reliability and Human Factors
1983 M.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering, Technical University Delft, Major subject: Fluid dynamics
Research Programme Safety, Reliability and Human Factors, Department of Management Engineering
Senior Risk Specialist
Det Norske Veritas, Danmark A/S, Structures & Pipelines, Energy Division
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,
- 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 theDanish 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
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
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)
Product and Process Innovation supported by Risk assessment, Life cycle costing and Life cycle assessment
Publication: Research › Poster – Annual report year: 2012
On Models of Apportionment of Safety Tagets Accounting for Human Error, Organisational Factors and Uncertainty
Publication: Research › Report – Annual report year: 2011
Publication: Research - peer-review › Journal article – Annual report year: 2011
Elsevier BV, Netherlands
FI (2012): 2, ISI indexed (2012): yes
Elsevier Ltd., United Kingdom
FI (2012): 1, ISI indexed (2012): yes
Professional Engineering Publishing Ltd., United Kingdom
FI (2012): 1, ISI indexed (2012): no
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