Harry West Service Award
The Harry H. West Memorial Service Award was established by the Steering Committee to honor and recognize individuals who have contributed directly to the success of the Center and have played a significant role in advancing the mission of the Center.
Trevor Kletz Merit Award
The Trevor Kletz Merit Award recognizes an individual who has made significant contributions to the advancement of education, research, or service activities related to process safety concepts and/or technologies. The contributions or accomplishments leading to the annual Merit Award need not be associated with the Center but must fit within the central theme of the Center, i.e., Making Safety Second Nature. In establishing the Merit Award, the Steering Committee underscores the importance of promoting and recognizing significant contributions and accomplishments of practitioners and researchers worldwide.
Lamiya Zahin Memorial Safety Award
2021 Winner: Ahmed El-Kady
On July 31, 2004, an explosion and fire occurred in a university apartment on the Texas A&M University campus. Four members of the family of Saquib Ejaz, a chemical engineering graduate student — were critically injured and hospitalized. Saquib’s mother and his four-year old daughter, Lamiya Zahin subsequently died from injuries sustained in the fire.
In fond and loving memory of Lamiya, the Department of Chemical Engineering and the Mary Kay O’Connor Process Safety Center have established the Lamiya Zahin Memorial Safety Award. Graduate students are encouraged to apply for the $1,000 award by writing a 1000-word essay on “Safety Innovations in Research Projects”.
|Year||Trevor Kletz Merit Award||Harry West Service Award|
|1998||Dr. Trevor Kletz||Dr. Ron Darby|
|1999||Dr. Walter Howard||Mr. T. Michael O’Connor|
|2000||Mr. Dennis Hendershot||Dr. Harry H. West|
|2001||Mr. Jim Makris||Ms. Irene Jones|
|2002||Dr. Isadore (Irv) Rosenthal||Dr. Vic Edwards|
|2003||Dr. Jerry Havens||Mr. Skip Early|
|2004||Mr. Thomas W. Carmody||Mr. Rob Smith and Dr. Angela Summers|
|2005||Mr. Stan Grossel||Dr. Mike McGuire|
|2006||Mr. Steve Arendt||Mr. George King and Mr. Pat Berwanger|
|2007||Dr. Hans J. Pasman||Dr. C. Roland Haden and Mr. Scott W. Ostrowski|
|2008||Mr. Tim Overton||Ms. Kathy Shell|
|2009||Ms. Carolyn Merritt||Mr. Don Kimbril|
|2010||Dr. Joe Louvar and Dr. Dan Crowl||Dr. Ray Anthony|
|2011||Mr. Jack McCavit and Mr. Art Dowell||Mr. Roy Sanders|
|2012||Dr. Adam Markowski and Dr. Jai Gupta||Ms. Liz McDaniel|
|2013||Mr. Peter Lodal||Mr. Dennis Parker|
|2014||Dr. Paul Amyotte||Dr. Jack Chosnek|
|2015||Dr. Valerio Cozzani||Mr. Mike Marshall|
|2016||Mr. Kelly Keim||Risk Communication Sub-
|2017||Mr. Genserik Reniers||Dr. Robin Pitblado|
|2018||Ms. Trish Kerin||Mr. William Efaw|
|2019||Ms. Kathy Shell||Dr. Stewart Behie and Mr. Henry Goyette|
|2020||Mr. William (Bill) Rogers||Mr. Jeff Thomas|
|2021||Prof. Chi-Min Shu||Dr. Marc Levin|