Subodh Medkekar
Subodh R. Medhekar, Ph.D., P.E., CRE, CFSE
Principal Engineer
Engineering Management Consulting
  • Orange County

Dr. Medhekar’s practice focuses on addressing risk and reliability issues. Dr. Medhekar specializes in evaluating technologies and manufacturing operations, and reviewing process/product designs for the purpose of proactive reduction of failures and hazards. He conducts FMEA, PHA, HAZOP, MTBF, reliability, root cause, fault tree, event tree, and uncertainty analyses.

Over the last 10 years, Dr. Medhekar has provided risk assessment and management consulting services to various Automotive OEM’s and Tier 1 suppliers, Semiconductor, Medical and Biomedical, Chemical/Petrochemical, Nuclear Power, and various other Manufacturing facilities. He has authored or coauthored more than 50 technical publications/reports and presented a number of papers and short courses with topics ranging from performing complex reliability investigations, identifying and managing risks under PSM/OSHA Act, practical FMEAs for product design, performing risk and reliability assessments for automotive, semiconductor, biomedical, and process industries, pipeline risk assessments, fault tree analysis, source term modeling, and Bayesian uncertainty analysis. 

Dr. Medhekar also uses his expertise as a chemical engineer in the investigation and prevention of accidents, with particular emphasis on safety and risk. He provides consulting services to the chemical and petrochemical process (LNG/NG and Refinery sector) industries, specializing in the safety/risk-based evaluation/investigation of process failures, such as process upsets/explosion/fire incidents, at chemical processing and petroleum refining facilities. Dr. Medhekar’s projects have involved a wide range of equipment including chemical reactors and separation systems; pressure vessels, piping, pumps and compressors; furnaces and heat exchangers; railcars and tanker trucks; and pressure relief valves and emergency relief systems. 

Prior to joining Exponent, Dr. Medhekar held a variety of consulting and engineering positions with companies that include PLG, Inc. in Newport Beach, California; the Center for Risk Studies and Safety in Santa Barbara, California; Indian Oil Refinery in Baroda, India; and Union Carbide in Thane, India. 

CREDENTIALS & PROFESSIONAL HONORS

  • Ph.D., Chemical Engineering, University of California, Santa Barbara, 1991
  • M.S., Chemical Engineering, University of California, Santa Barbara, 1988
  • B.Tech., Chemical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, India, 1984
  • Outstanding Achievement Award, PLG, Inc.

    UC Regents Scholarship

    Tata Endowment Scholarship

    Aryabhatta Science Talent Award

    Ramanujam Math Talent Award

    Best Paper Award, Society of Plastics Engineers, Inc.

LICENSES & CERTIFICATIONS

Licensed Professional Chemical Engineer, California, #CH6087

Certified Reliability Engineer, American Society for Quality, Certificate #5469

Certified Functional Safety Expert

40-Hour OSHA Certification, Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response

Reliability Centered Maintenance Analyst Course, Naval Air Systems Command, Jan 2001

RAM-W Certification, Sandia National Labs, AWWA, Haestad Methods, June 2002

SIL-LOPA Certification, March 2005

Publications

Roy C, Fessler J, Medhekar SR. Managing post-production change, materials and processes for medical devices conference. St. Paul, MN, August 25–27, 2004.

Medhekar SR, Caligiuri RD, Moalli J. Practical risk analysis as a tool for minimizing plastic product failures. Proceedings, Society of Plastics Engineers, ANTEC 2000.

Medhekar SR, Bley DC, Gekler WC. Frequency estimates for transport-related hydrofluoric and sulfuric acid release scenarios. Process Safety Progress 1993; 12(3), July.

Medhekar SR, Bley DC, Gekler WC. Prediction of vessel and piping failure rates in chemical process plants using the Thomas Model. Process Safety Progress 1993; 12(2), April.

Medhekar SR, Amarasooriya WH, Theofanous TG. Integrated analysis of steam explosions. Proceedings, 4th International Topical Meeting on Nuclear Reactor Thermal Hydraulics, pp. 319–326, Karlsruhe, Germany, October 10–13, 1989.

Medhekar SR, Abolfadl MA, Theofanous TG. Triggering and propagation of steam explosions. Proceedings, 25th ASME/AICHE National Heat Transfer Conference, pp. 244–251, Houston, TX, July 24–27, 1988.

Presentations

Medhekar SR, Caliguiri R. Complex reliability investigations. Presented at Lyondell 2005 Worldwide Reliability Forum, Channelview, TX, February 28–March 2, 2005.

Medhekar SR. MEMS reliability—Issues and characterization. Presented at the 2002 Microelectronics Reliability and Qualification Workshop, December 3, 2002.

Medhekar SR, Roy C. High pressure fab-tools: Identifying and managing risks. Presented at the High Pressure Workshop, Austin, TX, October 16, 2002.

Medhekar SR, Lormon J. Identifying and managing risk under OSHA and the Clean Air Act. Presented at the Ridgeghaven Conference Center, Sponsored by City of San Diego Department of Environmental Services, San Diego Unified Port District, County of San Diego, Dept of Environmental Health, San Diego, CA, May 3, 2002.

Medhekar SR. Chemical and petrochemical facilities risk assessment. Presented at UCI Extension Course, Irvine, CA, May 13, 1996.

Medhekar SR, Marston T, Gekler WC, Kenyon R. Improving refinery operation with a Tenets of Operation program. Presented at American Institute of Chemical Engineers, 25th One-Day Meeting, Anaheim, CA, April 30, 1996.

Medhekar SR, Kim Y, Dykes RA. PSM Seminar. Presented to Pohang Steel and Iron Company, Seoul, Korea, March 5, 1996.

Medhekar SR, Gekler WC. Risk-based pipeline rehabilitation and maintenance projects. Presented to Pipeline Regulatory Compliance Group, Bakersfield, CA, September 14, 1995.

Medhekar SR, Dykes RA, Landman RA, Lopez C. Afloat preposition ship lighting preliminary hazards analysis. Presented at the 13th International System Safety Society Conference, San Jose, CA, July 14, 1995.

Medhekar SR, Hou HM. HAZOP leader training for process hazard analysis. Presented at Kaohsiung, Taiwan, April 17–19, 1995.

Medhekar SR. Risk-based pipeline rehabilitation and maintenance projects. Presented at AICHE 24th One Day Technical Meeting, Anaheim, CA, November 9, 1994.

Mikschl TJ, Medhekar SR, Roy CM. RISKMANÒ and QCRR software training seminar. Presented to Korea Gas Corporation, Seoul, Korea, August 16–19, 1994.

Medhekar SR. Risk-based technical specifications at South Texas Project—Insights for future applications. Presented to Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute, Seoul, Korea, August 1994.

Medhekar SR, Gekler WC. Fault Tree analysis. Presented to Unocal Corporation, Los Angeles, CA, June 30, 1994.

Medhekar SR, Kindinger JP, MacFarlane DR. Source term analysis for high level waste storage accidents. Presented at PSAM II, San Diego, CA, March 20–25, 1994.

Medhekar SR, Gekler WC. Chemical process risk assessment. Presented at PSAM II Short Course, San Diego, CA, March 20–25, 1994.

Medhekar SR, Moncarz P. Decision analysis for planning, development, and siting of petrochemical facilities. Presented to Menlo Park, CA, September 17, 1993.

Medhekar SR, Smith MJ, Gekler WC. MMM Sakhalin project offshore pipeline configuration selection preliminary risk assessment. Presented to MMM Project Team, Houston, TX, June 15, 1992.

Medhekar SR, Kaplan S. Bayesian uncertainty analysis for finite populations. Presented at the Society for Risk Analysis 1991 Annual Meeting, Baltimore, MD, December 8–11, 1991.

Medhekar SR, Amarasooriya WH, Saito M, Theofanous TG. Steam explosions a transient three fluid model. Presented at International Colloquium on the Dynamics of Explosions and Reactive Systems, MI, July 23–28, 1989.

Reports

Saraf S, Medhekar SR, Reza A, Dillon S, Lieberman D. BP Whiting Refinery—RGP/PGP storage area gap analysis. Prepared for BP Products America Inc., Whiting Business Unit, Exponent Failure Analysis Associates, Inc., November 30, 2007.

Medhekar SR. Hazard and operability study for Daelim/KOC project—Replacement of crude oil filling lines. Prepared for Daelim Industrial Co., Ltd., Exponent Failure Analysis Associates, Inc., November 29, 2007.

Medhekar SR. Review of Delta Faucet’s risk assessment/mitigation efforts for the Pluto Program. Prepared for Delta Faucet Company, Exponent Failure Analysis Associates, Inc., November 28, 2007.

Medhekar SR, Kemal A, Wei W. Failure modes and effects analysis and fault tree analysis for P&G Soloist Air Fresheners (Versions V3, KH & WE). Prepared for Proctor & Gamble, Exponent Failure Analysis Associates, Inc., August 7, 2007.

Saraj S, Medhekar SR. VRAD LiMP battery risk analysis. Prepared for AT&T Services, Inc., Exponent Failure Analysis Associates, Inc., July 6, 2007.

Medhekar SR. KGC-SE-2110-002 hazard and operability study for KHURAIS Gas Plant. Prepared for Foster Wheeler & Hyundai Engineering & Construction Co., Ltd., Exponent Failure Analysis Associates, Inc., April 4, 2007.

Saraf S, Medhekar SR. SIL verification study for new ethane recovery plant at KNPC’s MAA refinery. Prepared for New Ethane Recovery Plant Project, Hyundai Engineering & Construction Co., Ltd., Exponent Failure Analysis Associates, Inc., December 13, 2006.

Roy C, Medhekar SR, Fessler J, Belanger J. Quantitative risk assessment for Laffan refinery project, Rev. 1. Prepared for GS Engineering & Construction Co., Ltd., Exponent Failure Analysis Associates, Inc., October 19, 2006.

Roy C, Medhekar SR. Quantitative risk assessment for new ethane recovery project, Rev. 1. Prepared for Hyundai Engineering & Construction Co., Ltd., Exponent Failure Analysis Associates, Inc., September 26, 2006.

Roy C, Fessler J, Medhekar SR. Reliability Availability and Maintainability (RAM) study for Laffan Refinery. Prepared for GS Engineering & Construction, Exponent Failure Analysis Associates, Inc., September 22, 2006.

Roy C, Medhekar SR. SIL Determination Study for New Ethane Recovery Plant at KNPC’s MAA Refinery – Revision 1. Prepared for New Ethane Recovery Plant Project, Exponent Failure Analysis Associates, Inc., August 16, 2006.

Medhekar SR. Fault Tree Analysis of HASBRO Nitro XRC Vehicles. Prepared for Adler Pollock & Sheehan P.C., Exponent Failure Analysis Associates, Inc., July 24, 2006.

Medhekar SR. Hazard and Operability Study New Ethane Recovery Plant at KNPC’s MAA Refinery. Prepared for New Ethane Recovery Plant Project, Hyundai Engineering & Construction Co., Ltd., Exponent Failure Analysis Associates, Inc., July 6, 2006.

Roy C, Fessler J, Medhekar SR. Tangguh LNG Project Availability Study. Prepared for JGC Corporation, Exponent Failure Analysis Associates, Inc., July 4, 2006.

Medhekar SR, Kemal A, Wei W. Failure Modes and Effects Analysis and Fault Tree Analysis for Updated P&G Soloist Air Freshener. Prepared for Proctor & Gamble, Exponent Failure Analysis Associates, Inc., June 30, 2006.

Huntley-Fenner G, Medhekar SR. Packaging Design Review and Safety Analysis of ToPP Test Market Package Design. Prepared for Chrysalis Technologies (a division of Philip Morris USA), Exponent Failure Analysis Associates, Inc., May 21, 2006.

Medhekar SR, Fessler J, Roy C, Yalla S. Failure Modes and Effects Analysis and Fault Tree Analysis for Hamilton Beach/Proctor-Silex TrueAir 4530 & 4531 Odor Eliminator Products. Prepared for Hamilton Beach/Proctor-Silex, Exponent Failure Analysis Associates, Inc., May 11, 2006.

Medhekar SR, Roy C, Yalla S. Allergan Irvine – Site Risk Assessment. Prepared for Allergan, Exponent Failure Analysis Associates, Inc., May 11, 2006.

Fessler J, Medhekar SR. Electrical, Computer, HVAC, and Fire Protection Risk Assessment of Mandalay Bay Properties. Prepared for MGM/Mirage, Exponent Failure Analysis Associates, Inc., May 5, 2006.

Fessler J, Medhekar SR. Hazard Analysis & Fault Tree Analysis of Thermo King Air 100 Refrigeration System. Prepared for Ingersoll-Rand, Exponent Failure Analysis Associates, Inc., April 28, 2006.

Medhekar SR, Almaula S, Gavelli F. Hazard Identification (HAZID) Study for the Clearwater LNG Project. Prepared for NorthernStar Natural Gas, Exponent Failure Analysis Associates, Inc., April 17, 2006.

Medhekar SR, Fessler J. Ingersoll Rand Microturbine Fire Incident – Probable Cause Report. Prepared for Ingersoll-Rand Company, Exponent Failure Analysis Associates, Inc., February 21, 2006.

Medhekar SR, Du Y. Auditing Potential Aluminum Electrolytic Capacitor Supplier – Nippon Chemi-Con. Exponent Failure Analysis Associates, Inc., September 2005.

Medhekar SR, Du Y. Auditing of Aluminum Electrolytic Capacitor Supplier – Nichicon. Exponent Failure Analysis Associates, Inc., September 2005.

Medhekar SR, Fessler J. Failure Modes and Effects Analysis and Fault Tree Analysis for Hair Removal System. Prepared for Proctor & Gamble, Exponent Failure Analysis Associates, Inc., June 2005.

Swart J, Medhekar SR, Arora A, Roy C, Pound B. Motorola Set-top Box Analysis. Prepared for Motorola, Inc. Connected Home Solutions, Exponent Failure Analysis Associates, Inc., May 20, 2005.

Medhekar SR, Roy C, Du Y. Failure Modes and Effects Analysis and Fault Tree Analysis for P&G Soloist Air Freshener. Prepared for Proctor & Gamble, Exponent Failure Analysis Associates, Inc., April 2005.

Medhekar SR, Roy C. Failure Modes and Effects Analysis of Fuselage Mounted Unit (Gimbal Assembly) for Tailwind 560 Project. Prepared for Airshow Systems, Exponent Failure Analysis Associates, Inc., Report, April 3, 2005.

Medhekar SR, Crichton C. Nursery Supplies Incident Investigation. Prepared for St. Paul Travelers, Exponent Failure Analysis Associates, Inc., Report, February 14, 2005.

Fessler J, Medhekar SR. Electrical, Computer, HVAC, and Fire Protection Risk Assessment of MGM/Mirage Properties outside of Las Vegas, Nevada. Prepared for MGM/Mirage, Exponent Failure Analysis Associates, Inc., January 2005.

Fessler J, Medhekar SR. Electrical, Computer, HVAC, and Fire Protection Risk Assessment of MGM/Mirage Properties outside of Las Vegas, Nevada. Prepared for MGM/Mirage, Exponent Failure Analysis Associates, Inc., December 2004.

Fessler J, Medhekar SR. Failure Modes and Effects Analysis of Electronic Air Cleaner. Prepared for Lathrop & Clark, L.L.P., Exponent Failure Analysis Associates, Inc., Report, November 18, 2004.

Fessler J, Tsuju J, Santamaria A, Medhekar SR. Advantages/Disadvantages and Risks Associated with Portable Air Cleaners. Exponent Failure Analysis Associates, Inc., Memorandum, July 30, 2004.

Roy C, Medhekar SR. Evaluation of Potential Hazards at Proposed El Segundo School Site. Prepared for Armbruster and Goldsmith, LLP, Exponent Failure Analysis Associates, Inc., July 2004.

Medhekar SR, Roy C. Quantitative Risk Analysis for the Jebel Dhanna Tank Farm Facility Upgrades (with emphasis on the New Catchment Pit and Central Drain Channel facility upgrades). Prepared for Pan Emirates Engineering Ltd. (PEL) and Abu Dhabi Company for Onshore Oil Operations (ADCO), Exponent Failure Analysis Associates, Inc., Report, May 6, 2004.

Medhekar SR. Vinotheque Wine Cellar Leak Inspection Report. Prepared for Fireman’s Fund, Exponent Failure Analysis Associates, Inc., Report, September 10, 2003.

Fessler J, Medhekar SR. Review of Hazards Analyses for Disney Mission: Space. Prepared for Walt Disney World, Exponent Failure Analysis Associates, Inc., August 2003.

Medhekar SR. Gas Well Site Incident Investigation Report. Prepared for Liberty Mutual, Exponent Failure Analysis Associates, Inc., Report, August 6, 2003.

Medhekar SR. Incident Investigation Report. Natural Gas Power Plant Fire. Prepared for Maxson Young Associates, Inc., Exponent Failure Analysis Associates, Inc., Report, February 2003.

Medhekar SR, Roy C. Risk Assessment of SSI’s High Pressure Supercritical CO2 Wafer Cleaning Tool. Prepared for Supercritical Systems, Inc., Exponent Failure Analysis Associates, Inc., Report, July 3, 2002.

Eiselstein L, Giddings V, Kennedy R, Mahnovski S, Medhekar SR. Appraisal of RF Patents. Performed for Enteric Medical Technologies, Inc., Exponent Failure Analysis Associates, Inc.

Roy C, Medhekar SR. Assessment of Risk to Residential Complex from Petroleum Products Pipeline at Garrity Way. Exponent Failure Analysis Associates, Inc., Report, April 17, 2002.

Fessler J, Medhekar SR, Roy C, Yalla S. Assessment of Microwave Heating of Warm and Chewy Cookies. Prepared for Kraft Foods North America, Inc., Exponent Failure Analysis Associates, Inc., Report, April 5, 2002.

Medhekar SR. Potential Mail Threats via Biological, Chemical, Radiological, and Explosive Agents. Prepared for ADCS, Inc., Exponent Failure Analysis Associates, Inc., Report, December 17, 2001.

Medhekar SR, Fessler J. Preliminary Reliability Analysis of the Ecostar Integrated Power Train (IPT). Prepared for Ecostar Electric Drive Systems, Exponent Failure Analysis Associates, Inc., Report, December 7, 2001.

Medhekar SR, Fessler J, Yalla S. Preliminary Life Assessment for CalEnergy, Unlined Steel Pipeline IID-16. Prepared for CE Generation LLC, Exponent Failure Analysis Associates, Inc., Report, October 2001.

Fessler J, Medhekar SR, Yalla S. Markov/Matlab Reliability Model Review. Prepared for GE Digital Energy, Exponent Failure Analysis Associates, Inc., Report, October 2001.

Medhekar SR. Recommendations Regarding Exemptions from Rotating Power Outages. Prepared for the California Public Utilities Commission, Exponent Failure Analysis Associates, Inc., Report, August 2001.

Fessler J, Medhekar SR. Risk of Outages at Dorsey Converter Station due to Train Accidents. Prepared for Teshmont Consultants, Inc., Exponent Failure Analysis Associates, Inc., Report, July 18, 2001.

Fessler J, Medhekar SR. Risk Assessment of Melting Moments Microwaveable Cookies. Prepared for Kraft Canada, Inc., Exponent Failure Analysis Associates, Inc., Report, June 2001.

Medhekar SR, Slee D. Mean Time Between Failures, Analyses for Lucent. Prepared for Lucent Technologies, Exponent Failure Analysis Associates, Inc., Report, April 2001.

Medhekar SR, Slee D. Mean Time Between Failures, Analyses for Lucent. Prepared for Lucent Technologies, Exponent Failure Analysis Associates, Inc., Report, March 2001.

Medhekar SR, Fessler J, Roy C. Allison Transmission Division, Preview Alpha Parallel Hybrid Project, Phase 1 Safety Report. Prepared for Allison Transmission, Division of General Motors, Exponent Failure Analysis Associates, Inc., Report, December 7, 2000.

Medhekar SR, Fessler J. Assessment of Fire/Explosion Risk for Everett Landfill Development Exponent Failure Analysis Associates, Inc., October 2000.

Medhekar SR, Rao G, Fessler J, Ayres T. Comparative Risk Analysis and Safety Profile Fentanyl Drug Delivery System. Prepared for ALZA Corporation, Exponent Failure Analysis Associates, Inc., August 2000.

Medhekar SR, Fessler J, McGraw A, Slee D. MTBF Analysis for the Lucent ADSL XPOD. Exponent Failure Analysis Associates, Inc., Report, June 2000.

Medhekar SR, McGraw A, Fessler J, Slee D. MTBF Analysis for Lucent PSAX 2300. Exponent Failure Analysis Associates, Inc., June 2000.

Medhekar SR, Pettinger A, Pye J. SSD Design Risk Assessment. Prepared for Space Systems LORAL, Exponent Failure Analysis Associates, Inc., June 2000.

Medhekar SR, Almaula S, Wagner A, Jewett C. HTO Process Tool Evaluation – Summary Report. Prepared for Applied Materials, Exponent Failure Analysis Associates, Inc., November 2000.

Medhekar SR, Fessler J. 42-Volt System Risk Assessment – Summary Report. Prepared for Delphi Automotive Systems, Exponent Failure Analysis Associates, Inc., February 2000.

Medhekar SR, Roy C, Kim S, Ahn S, Kim Y. Hazard and Operability Study for CPC RFCC Project. Prepared for LG Engineering and Construction Company, Ltd., Exponent, EQE, and U&P, December 1999.

Medhekar SR, Roy C, Baik J, Kim S, Ahn S, Han E. Hazard and Operability Study for NODCO Refinery Expansion Project (Area 3). Prepared for LG Engineering and Construction Company, Ltd., Exponent, EQE, and U&P, November 1999.

Medhekar SR, Fessler J. Preview Project – Safety Report. Prepared for Allison Transmission, Exponent Failure Analysis Associates, Inc., Report, September 24, 1999.

Medhekar SR, Almaula S, Fessler J. Risk and Reliability Assessment for Frontier Communications – San Francisco Operations Facility. Prepared for Frontier Communications, Exponent Failure Analysis Associates, Inc., Report, September 17, 1999.

Medhekar SR. Supplemental Report on Tri-Valley Grower’s Off-Flavor Olives. Prepared for Factory Mutual, Exponent Failure Analysis Associates, Inc., Report, June 25, 1999.

Medhekar SR, Taylor P. Summary Report of Philip Morris’s FMEA Review. Prepared for Philip Morris, Exponent Failure Analysis Associates, Inc., Report, June 15, 1999.

Medhekar SR. Summary Conclusion on Tri-Valley Grower’s Ultra-Filtration/Reverse Osmosis Project. Prepared for Factory Mutual, Exponent Failure Analysis Associates, Inc., Report, August 18, 1998.

Medhekar SR, Fessler J. Methane Risk Assessment Summary Report. Prepared for SEATAC, Exponent Failure Analysis Associates, Inc., Report, June 3, 1998.

Medhekar SR, Manuel L, Caligiuri RD. Root Cause Analysis of Short Duration Inadvertent Deployments of Supplemental Inflatable Restraint Systems. Prepared for General Motors, Exponent Failure Analysis Associates, Inc., Report SF-25947-98-06-LM001, June 3, 1998.

Medhekar SR, Reza A. A Comparison of TRW 1990–1994 Injury and Fatality Data against Other Industries. Prepared for Snell & Wilmer L.L.P., Exponent Failure Analysis Associates, Inc., Report, May 29, 1998.

Medhekar SR, Dykes R. Risk Based Technology Analysis of an Afloat Preposition Ship’s Cargo Hold Lighting. Prepared for U.S. Coast Guard, PLG, Inc., PLG 1110, March 1996.

Medhekar SR, Dykes R. RO/RO Cargo Hold Lighting Safety Analysis Report. U.S. Coast Guard, National Maritime Center, January 1996.

Medhekar SR, Kindinger JP, Fogarty SP, Perla HF. LNG Safety Analysis Methodology Guide. Prepared for Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd., PLG, Inc., PLG 1092, December 1995.

Medhekar SR, Nahale T, Cooper B. Process Safety Management Program for Crude Unit #1. Prepared for Paramount Petroleum, PLG, Inc., PLG 1089, December 1995.

Medhekar SR, Nahale T, Cooper B. Process Safety Management Program for Crude Unit #2. Prepared for Paramount Petroleum, PLG, Inc., PLG 1091, December 1995.

Medhekar SR, Kim ES, Pasma WD. Hazard and Operability Study for Unit 120 Reformulated Fuels Program Modification. Prepared for 76 Products Company, PLG, Inc., PLG 1044, January 1995.

Medhekar SR, Kim ES, Pasma WD. Hazard and Operability Study for Unit 59 Reformulated Fuels Program Modifications. Prepared for 76 Products Company, PLG, Inc., PLG 1024, January 1995.

Medhekar SR, Kim ES, Pasma WD. Hazard and Operability Study for Unit 58 Reformulated Fuels Program Modifications. Prepared for 76 Products Company, PLG 1023, PLG, Inc., January 1995.

Medhekar SR, Gekler WC, Dykes RA, Perla HF, Roy CM, Warren LL, Fenstermacher TE, Kopecek JT. Risk Management and Prevention Program Technical Information Document for Chlorine Injection Systems. Prepared for Unocal Corporation, PLG, Inc., PLG 1038, Vol. 2, December 1994.

Medhekar SR, Kim ES, Pasma WD. Hazard and Operability Study for Unit 60 Penex Plus Reformulated Fuels Program Modifications. Prepared for 76 Products Company, PLG, Inc., PLG 1019, December 1994.

Medhekar SR, Fenstermacher TE, Roy CM, Woodard K, Kopecek JT. Risk Management and Prevention Program Offsite Consequence Analysis for Unit 120 Unicracker. Prepared for Unocal Corporation, PLG, Inc., PLG 0951, Vol. 3, December 1994.

Medhekar SR, Marston T, Gekler WC, Dykes RA. Tenets of Operation, a Means for Improving CUSA Operations, a Feasibility Study. Prepared for Chevron U.S.A. Products Company, The Failure Group, Inc., FaAA SF R 94 12 34, December 1994.

Medhekar SR, Gekler WC, Fenstermacher TE. Risk Management and Prevention Program Offsite Consequence Analysis for ALAC Wilmington Plant. Prepared for Air Liquide America Corporation, PLG, Inc., PLG 0983, November 1994.

Medhekar SR, Sankaran N. Jet Fuel Pipeline Risk Assessment. Prepared for Unocal Corporation, PLG, Inc., PLG 1034, November 1994.

Medhekar SR, Kim ES, Pasma WD. Hazard and Operability Study for Unit 79/80 Reformulated Fuels Program Modifications. Prepared for 76 Products Company, PLG, Inc., PLG 1016, September 1994.

Medhekar SR, Fenstermacher TE, Kopecek JT. Risk Management and Prevention Program Offsite Consequence Analysis for Unit 138 Sulfur Plant. Prepared for Unocal Corporation, PLG, Inc., PLG 0950, Vol. 3, September 1994.

Medhekar SR, Kim ES, Pasma WD. Hazard and Operability Study for Unit 100 Reformulated Fuels Program Modifications. Prepared for 76 Products Company, PLG, Inc., PLG 1014, August 1994.

Medhekar SR, Bley DC, Ho VS, Naassan KM. Risk Associated with the John Wayne Airport Jet Fuel Storage Tank Farm. Prepared for Koll Irvine Community Association, PLG, Inc., PLG 1003, August 1994.

Medhekar SR, Gekler WC, Hou HM, Kim ES, Perla HF, Fenstermacher TE, Kopecek JT, Benuska KL. Risk Management and Prevention Program Technical Document for Sour Water Stripping. Prepared for Unocal Corporation, PLG, Inc., PLG 0980, Vol. 2, June 1994.

Medhekar SR, Kindiyer J. Risk Assessment of CST 7 Proposed Waste Treatment and Storage Facilities. Los Alamos National Laboratory, June 1994.

Medhekar SR. Unit 60 Perchloro Ethylene Tank Fire Hazards Analysis. Prepared for Unocal Corporation, PLG, Inc., PLG 0988, April 1994.

Medhekar SR, Anderson WK, Craddock H. Hazard Assessment for Select Unocal Pipelines. Prepared for Unocal Corporation, PLG, Inc., PLG 0979, March 1994.

Medhekar SR, Gekler WC, Hou HM, Fenstermacher TE, Kim ES, Kopecek JT. Risk Management and Prevention Program Offsite Consequence Analysis for Unit 152 and South and North HR&RS. Prepared for Unocal Corporation, PLG, Inc., PLG 0943, Vol. 3, March 1994.

Medhekar SR, Gekler WC, Roy CM, Kim ES, Kopecek JT. Risk Management and Prevention Program Hazard and Operability Study for Fluid Catalytic Cracking Unit 152. Prepared for Unocal Corporation, PLG, Inc., PLG 0943, Vol. 2A, February 1994.

Medhekar SR, Nafday A, Sankaran N, Swingle F. Probabilistic Modeling and Risk/Cost Benefit Analysis for Unocal Gasoline Production/Marketing with Respect to RVPE Control Phase I Report, Methodology Development. Prepared for Unocal Corporation, PLG, Inc., PLG 0960, December 1993.

Medhekar SR, Gekler WC, Hou HM, Perla HF, Benuska KL, Kerscher TL. Risk Management and Prevention Program Technical Information Documentation for Sulfur Recovery Program. Prepared for Unocal Corporation, PLG, Inc., PLG 0930, Vol. 2, Book 1, October 1993.

Kindiyer J Medhekar SR. Risk Assessment for Hanford High Level Waste Tank 341 SY 10. Los Alamos National Laboratory, July 1993 (contributing author).

Medhekar SR, Smith MJ, Vierra BC, Dang JC, Anderson WK. Unocal Pipeline Risk Assessment Phase 1 Methodology Development and Demonstration. Prepared for Unocal Corporation, PLG, Inc., PLG 0935, draft, July 1993.

Medhekar SR, Gekler WC, Hou YM, Perla HF, Benuska KL, Kerscher TL. Risk Management and Prevention Program Technical Information Document for DHT 3 Hydrotreater Unit. Prepared for Los Angeles Refinery, Unocal Corporation, PLG, Inc., PLG 0925, June 1993.

Medhekar SR, Gekler WC. Risk Management and Prevention Program, Offsite Consequence Analysis for Unit 141 Sulfuric Acid Plant. Los Angeles Refinery, Unocal Corporation, PLG, Inc., PLG 0880, February 1993.

Medhekar SR, Lin J. Browns Ferry Nuclear Plant Unit 2 Probabilistic Risk Assessment Individual Plant Examinations. Prepared for Tennessee Valley Authority, PLG, Inc., September 1992.

Medhekar SR. Watts Bar Nuclear Plant Unit 1 Probabilistic Risk Assessment Individual Plant Examination. Prepared for Tennessee Valley Authority, PLG, Inc., September 1992 (contributing author).

Medhekar SR. Sequoyah Nuclear Plant Unit 1 Probabilistic Risk Assessment Individual Plant Examination. Prepared for Tennessee Valley Authority, PLG, Inc., September 1992 (contributing author).

Medhekar SR, Smith MJ, Boykin RF, Gekler WC. Sakhalin Development Project Preliminary Risk Assessment Port Site Options. Prepared for Marathon/McDermott/Mitsui Consortium, PLG, Inc., PLG 0885, September 1992.

Medhekar SR, Smith MJ, Gekler WC. Sakhalin Development Project Preliminary Risk Assessment Offshore Pipeline Configurations. Prepared for Marathon/McDermott/Mitsui Consortium, PLG, Inc., PLG 0878, July 1992.

Deremer RK, Medhekar SR, Naaf DE, Oliver JC, Dion DR. Diablo Canyon Power Plant Units 1 and 2 Individual Plant Examination (Level 2). Prepared for Pacific Gas and Electric Company, PLG, Inc., April 1992.

Medhekar SR, Gekler WC, Fenstermacher TE, Woodard K, Perla HF, Tong WH. Risk Management and Prevention Program for the Pomona Mill. Prepared for Smurfit News-print Corporation, PLG, Inc., PLG 0827, April 1992.

Buttemer DR, Deremer RK, Johnson DH, Torri A, Medhekar SR. Oyster Creek Probabilistic Risk Assessment (Level 2). Prepared for GPU Nuclear Corporation, PLG, Inc., PLG 0868, March 1992.

Gekler WC, Medhekar SR, Fuller WR, Boykim RF, Noguchi S. Risk Assessment of the Los Angeles Acid Plant. Prepared for Unocal Corporation, PLG, Inc., PLG 0853, November 1991.

Medhekar SR, Gekler WC, Bidwell DA. HAZOP Study Coalinga Nose Gas Plant. Prepared for Unocal Corporation, PLG, Inc., PLG 0816, June 1991.

Medhekar SR, Dykes RA, Gekler WC, Kaplan S. Risk Assessment of Demolition Operations at the Beaumont Refinery. Prepared for Unocal Corporation, PLG, Inc., PLG 0817, May 1991.

Medhekar SR, Kaplan S. Comparison of Military Sampling Procedure with Bayesian Techniques. Prepared for MPR Associates, Inc., PLG, Inc., PLG 0814, March 1991.

Medhekar SR, Perla HF, Bley DC, Singh KJ. Frequency Estimates for Selected Seismic Initiated Hydrofluoric Acid Release Scenarios at the Mobil Oil Torrance Refinery. Prepared for South Coast Air Quality Management District, PLG, Inc., PLG 0803, March 1991.

Medhekar SR, Bley DC, Gekler WC. Frequency Estimates for Selected Transport Related Hydrofluoric and Sulfuric Acid Release Scenarios in the South Coast Air Basin. Prepared for South Coast Air Quality Management District, PLG, Inc., PLG 0810, March 1991.

Medhekar SR, Bley DC, Perla HF. Frequency Estimates for Selected Seismic Initiated Hydrofluoric Acid Release Scenarios at the Ultramar Refinery. Prepared for South Coast Air Quality Management District, PLG, Inc., PLG 0802, March 1991.

Medhekar SR, Bley DC, Perla HF, Tong WH. Frequency Estimates for Selected Seismic Initiated Hydrofluoric Acid Release Scenarios at the Allied Signal El Segundo Plant. Prepared for South Coast Air Quality Management District, PLG, Inc., PLG 0801, March 1991.

Medhekar SR, Bley DC, Gekler WC, Beychok MR. Frequency Estimates for Selected Seismic Initiated Hydrofluoric Acid Release Scenarios in the South Coast Air Basin. Prepared for South Coast Air Quality Management District, PLG, Inc., PLG 0787, December 1990.


Professional Affiliations

American Institute of Chemical Engineers (member)

Southern California Society for Risk Analysis (Councilor)

Computational Project, NSF Supercomputer, San Diego, California (Principal Investigator)

Graduate Student Association, UCSB (Administrative Vice President)

Chemical Engineering Society, IIT, New Delhi, India (President) 

CREDENTIALS & PROFESSIONAL HONORS

  • Ph.D., Chemical Engineering, University of California, Santa Barbara, 1991
  • M.S., Chemical Engineering, University of California, Santa Barbara, 1988
  • B.Tech., Chemical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, India, 1984
  • Outstanding Achievement Award, PLG, Inc.

    UC Regents Scholarship

    Tata Endowment Scholarship

    Aryabhatta Science Talent Award

    Ramanujam Math Talent Award

    Best Paper Award, Society of Plastics Engineers, Inc.

LICENSES & CERTIFICATIONS

Licensed Professional Chemical Engineer, California, #CH6087

Certified Reliability Engineer, American Society for Quality, Certificate #5469

Certified Functional Safety Expert

40-Hour OSHA Certification, Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response

Reliability Centered Maintenance Analyst Course, Naval Air Systems Command, Jan 2001

RAM-W Certification, Sandia National Labs, AWWA, Haestad Methods, June 2002

SIL-LOPA Certification, March 2005