Timothy Myers
Timothy J. Myers, Ph.D., P.E., CFEI, CFI
Principal Engineer
Thermal Sciences
  • Natick

Dr. Myers applies chemical engineering principles to analyze industrial processes and to investigate and prevent incidents involving chemical releases, fires, and explosions. His investigations include incidents involving chemical, agricultural and industrial facilities, the warehousing and transport of hazardous chemicals, commercial and residential structures, vehicles, energy storage systems, consumer products, and burn injuries. Dr. Myers has investigated incidents involving a wide range of combustion equipment including candles, torches, heaters, ovens, furnaces, and boilers. His work in these investigations has included determining origin and cause, experimentally measuring properties of materials, numerical modeling, and evaluation of products and facilities with current and historical regulations, codes, and guidelines.

Dr. Myers has conducted engineering analysis and experimental testing involving chemical reactions, heat and mass transfer, fluid mechanics, thermodynamics, fires, and dust and gas explosions. He has testified as an expert witness in state and federal courts. 

Dr. Myers has investigated several catastrophic dust explosions that have occurred throughout North America. He audits new and existing facilities for dust explosion hazards, and assists clients in developing mitigation methods. Dr. Myers is a principal member of six NFPA technical committees responsible for standards related to the prevention and mitigation of dust fires and explosions. He is the vice-chairman of the ASTM committee responsible for the development of standards to determine the ignition and flammability properties of gases, vapors, and dusts clouds and oversees testing in Exponent’s Combustible Dust Testing Laboratory. 

Dr. Myers has a particular interest in the stability of chemicals and chemical mixtures and their reactivity hazards. He has investigated incidents involving self-heating or thermal runaway of chemicals, the unintentional reactions of incompatible chemicals. Dr. Myers has developed test methods for assessing self-heating and the hazards of reactive chemicals. He has analyzed the effects of specific chemicals on the integrity of materials including plastics, composites, and metals. 

Prior to joining Exponent, Dr. Myers was a Graduate Student Researcher at the University of California, Berkeley and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. He has also worked in process engineering and process control in the pulp and paper industry.

CREDENTIALS & PROFESSIONAL HONORS

  • Ph.D., Chemical Engineering, University of California, Berkeley, 1999
  • B.S., Forest Resources—Pulp and Paper Science, University of Washington, 1993, magna cum laude
  • Golden Key National Honor Society; University of Washington Kyosti V. Sarkanen Scholarship, 1992

    Technical Association of the Pulp and Paper Industry (TAPPI) Engineering Division Scholarship, 1992

    TAPPI Paper and Board Manufacture Division Scholarship, 1992

LICENSES & CERTIFICATIONS

Licensed Professional Chemical Engineer, California, #CH6329

Licensed Professional Chemical Engineer, Maine, #12065

Licensed Professional Engineer, Ohio, 74253

Licensed Professional Engineer, Georgia, PE036505

Blasting Certificate of Competency, Massachusetts, BL 7189

Certified Fire and Explosion Investigator (CFEI) in accordance with the National Association of Fire Investigators

Certified Fire Investigator (CFI) in accordance with the International Association of Arson Investigators

Fire Origin and Cause Investigation Training, California State Fire Marshal

Confined Space Entry Certification, 29 CFR 1910.146

Hazardous Waste Operation and Emergency Response Certification, 29 CFR 1910.120

Publications

Myers TJ, Ibarreta AF, O’Hern SC. Mitgating fire and explosion hazards of metal powders: update on changing consensus standards, Proceedings POWDERMET 2016, International Conference on Powder Metallurgy & Particulate Materials, Boston, MA 2016.

Myers TJ, Ibarreta AF, Stern MC, O’Hern SC, Page CD. Combustible dust hazards in additive manufacturing operations, Proceedings POWDERMET 2016, International Conference on Powder Metallurgy & Particulate Materials, Boston, MA 2016.

Myers TJ, Kytömaa, HK, Uncovering patterns to improve process safety. Exponent Oil & Gas Insight, Volume 3, 2015.

Stern MC, Rosen JS, Ibarreta, AF, Myers TJ, Ogle RA. Quantification of the thermal hazard of metallic and organic dust flash fires. Proceedings Mary K O’Connor Process Safety Symposium, College Station, TX, 2015.

Ibarreta AF, Myers TJ. Fire and explosion mitigation strategies for metal powders. Proceedings, Proceedings, POWDERMET 2015, International Conference on Powder Metallurgy & Particulate Materials, San Diego, CA, 2015.

Ibarreta AF, Myers TJ, Marr KC, Garner SW. On the use of laminar burning velocities in process safety. Proceedings, 49th Loss Prevention Symposium, American Institute of Chemical Engineers Spring Meeting, Austin, TX, 2015.

Stern MC, Rosen JS, Ibarreta AF, Myers TJ, Ogle RA. Unconfined deflagration testing for the assessment of combustible dust flash fire hazards. Proceedings, 49th Loss Prevention Symposium, American Institute of Chemical Engineers Spring Meeting, Austin, TX, 2015.

Stern MC, Ibarreta AF, Myers TJ. Assessment and mitigation of combustible dust hazards in the plastics industry. Proceedings, 30th International Conference of the Polymer Processing Society, Cleveland, OH, 2014 and AIP Conference Proceedings 1664, 180003, 2015..

Myers TJ, Ibarreta AF, Marr KC. Prescriptive versus performance-based mitigation of combustible dust hazards. Proceedings, 48th Loss Prevention Symposium, American Institute of Chemical Engineers Spring Meeting, New Orleans, LA, 2014.

Myers TJ, Ibarreta AF. Tutorial on combustible dust. Process Safety Progress 2013; 32(3):298–306.

Myers TJ, Ibarreta AF, Bucher JM, Marr KC. Assessing the hazard of marginally explosible dusts. Proceedings, 47th Loss Prevention Symposium, American Institute of Chemical Engineers Spring Meeting, San Antonio, TX, 2013.

Ashcraft RW, Ibarreta AW, Myers TJ. Preferential gas flow around a snow-covered pipe: empirical evidence and modeling. The National Fire Investigator, National Association of Fire Investigators, Fall/Winter 2012.

Bucher JM, Ford WP, Ibarreta AF, Marr KC, Myers TJ. Testing of marginally explosible dusts: evaluation of overdriving and realistic ignition sources in process facilities. Proceedings, Mary Kay O’Connor Process Safety Center Symposium, College Station, TX, 2012.

Ellison AD, Somandepalli V, Myers TJ. Investigation of carbon monoxide incidents. Proceedings, International Symposium on Fire Investigation Science and Technology, Hyattsville, MD, 2012.

Ibarreta AF, Myers TJ, Bucher JM, Marr K. Explosion severity: propane versus natural gas. Proceedings, International Symposium on Fire Investigation Science and Technology, Hyattsville, MD, 2012.

Ibarreta AF, Myers TJ. Tutorial on combustible dust. Proceedings, American Institute of Chemical Engineers Spring National Meeting, Houston, TX, 2012.

Ashcraft RW, Ibarreta AF, Myers, TJ. Leaking gas from a snow-covered pipe: Empirical evidence and modeling of preferential flow paths. Journal of Fire Protection Engineering 2011; 21:57–79.

Ashcraft RW, Ibarreta AF, Myers, TJ. Preferential gas flow around a snow-covered pipe: Empirical evidence and modeling. Proceedings, International Symposium on Fire Investigation Science and Technology, Hyattsville, MD, 2010.

Kytömaa HK, Myers TJ, Ibarreta AF, Ponchaut N. Using real time process models to detect loss of containment and mitigate hazards. Proceedings, 12th Process Plant Safety Symposium, American Institute of Chemical Engineers Spring National Meeting, San Antonio, TX, 2010.

Myers TJ, Kytömaa HK, Ibarreta AF, Ponchaut N. Analyzing historic process data to identify near misses and warning signs: Examples from the Buncefield incident. Proceedings, 6th Global Congress on Process Safety, American Institute of Chemical Engineers Spring National Meeting, San Antonio, TX, 2010.

Myers TJ, Ibarreta AF. Investigation of the Jahn Foundry and CTA Acoustics dust explosions: Similarities and differences. Journal of Loss Prevention in the Process Industries 2009; 22:740–745.

Myers TJ. Dust explosions. Georgia Defense Lawyer 2009; VI(II):12, 27, 28.

Myers TJ, Ibarreta AF. Case study of a hydrogen explosion in an electrical panel. Fire Safety Magazine 2009 Spring; 12–19.

Myers TJ, Ibarreta AF, Ashcraft RW. Dust explosion prevention: regulations, standards, and mitigation techniques. Proceedings, 43rd Annual Loss Prevention Symposium, American Institute of Chemical Engineers Spring National Meeting, Tampa, FL, 2009.

Myers TJ. Reducing aluminum dust explosion hazards: Case study of dust inerting in an aluminum buffing operation. Journal of Hazard Materials 2008; 159(1):72–80.

Myers TJ, Long RT, Gavelli F, Kytömaa HK. The use of smoke detector sequence of activation in determining the area of origin of a fire: investigation of the FedEx DC-10 fire. Proceedings, International Symposium on Fire Investigation Science and Technology, Cincinnati, OH, 2008.

Myers TJ, White KC, Xu T. Did a dust explosion occur? Microscopic and thermogravimetric techniques to determine if dust participated in an explosion event. Proceedings, International Symposium on Fire Investigation Science and Technology, Cincinnati, OH, 2008 and Proceedings, Mary Kay O’Connor Process Safety Center Symposium, College Station, TX, 2008.

Myers TJ, Hinze PC, Kytömaa HK. Fire and explosion in an explosives conditioning bunker. Proceedings, 42nd Annual Loss Prevention Symposium, American Institute of Chemical Engineers Spring National Meeting, New Orleans, LA, 2008.

Myers TJ, Ibarreta AF. Case study of a hydrogen explosion in an electrical panel. Proceedings, 42nd Annual Loss Prevention Symposium, American Institute of Chemical Engineers Spring National Meeting, New Orleans, LA, 2008.

Myers TJ, Ibarreta AF. Investigation of the Jahn Foundry and CTA acoustics dust explosions: Similarities and differences. Proceedings, Mary Kay O’Connor Process Safety Center Symposium, College Station, TX, 2007.

Rangwala AS, Myers TJ, Ibarreta AF. Measurements of the non-dimensional Frank-Kamenetskii number using a standard dust layer ignition testing apparatus. Proceedings, 5th International Seminar on Fire and Explosion Hazards, Edinburgh, UK, 2007.

Myers TJ, Kytömaa HK, Smith TR. Environmental stress-corrosion cracking of fiberglass: Lessons learned from failures in the chemical industry. Journal of Hazardous Materials 2007; 142(3):695–704.

Myers TJ. Reducing aluminum dust explosion hazards: Case study of dust inerting in an aluminum buffing operation. Proceedings, Mary Kay O’Connor Process Safety Center Symposium, College Station, TX, 2006.

Myers TJ. Concurrent investigations with the CSB—The perspective of a private party investigator. Proceedings, International Symposium on Fire Investigation Science and Technology, Cincinnati, OH, 2006.

Myers TJ, McWhorter T. Making a reactive chemical system inherently safer at a small company: Case study of the CDG Gas:Solid™ chlorine dioxide generator. Proceedings, Mary Kay O’Connor Process Safety Center Symposium, College Station, TX, 2005.

Myers TJ, Kytömaa HK, Smith TR. Environmental stress-corrosion cracking of fiberglass: Lessons learned from failures at small chemical facilities. Proceedings, Mary Kay O’Connor Process Safety Center Symposium, College Station, TX, 2005.

Myers TJ. Dust explosions in the pulp and paper industry. Proceedings, Technical Association of the Pulp and Paper Industry Engineering, Pulping, and Environmental Conference, Philadelphia, PA, 2005.

Myers TJ, Kytömaa HK, Martin RJ. Fires and explosions in vapor control systems: A lessons learned anthology. Process Safety Progress 2003; 22(4):195–199.

Martin RJ, Myers TJ, Hinze PC, Kytömaa HK. Test your incinerator knowledge. Chemical Engineering Progress 2003; 99(2):36–39.

Martin RJ, Hinze PC, Myers TJ, Kytömaa HK. Thermal oxidizing systems. Hydrocarbon Processing 2002; 81(11):79–80.

Myers TJ, Kytömaa HK, Martin RJ. Fires and explosions in vapor control systems: A lessons learned anthology. Proceedings, 36th Annual Loss Prevention Symposium, American Institute of Chemical Engineers Spring National Meeting, New Orleans, LA, 2002.

Myers TJ, Radke CJ. Transient foam displacement in the presence of residual oil: Experiment and simulation using a population-balance model. Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research 2000; 39:2725–2741.

Myers TJ. The role of residual oil in the mechanistic simulation of foam flow in porous media: Experiment and simulation with the population-balance method. Ph.D. Dissertation, University of California, Berkeley, 1999.

Presentations


Bershad T, Kreitman K, Hart P, Myers TJ, Runyon M, Reason J, Drake M. NFPA combustible dust standards – an update, NFPA Conference and Expo, Las Vegas, 2016.

Myers TJ, Ibarreta AF, O’Hern SC. Mitgating fire and explosion hazards of metal powders: update on changing consensus standards, Proceedings POWDERMET 2016, International Conference on Powder Metallurgy & Particulate Materials, Boston, MA, 2016.

Myers TJ, Ibarreta AF, Stern MC, O’Hern SC, Page CD. Combustible dust hazards in additive manufacturing operations, Proceedings POWDERMET 2016, International Conference on Powder Metallurgy & Particulate Materials, Boston, MA, 2016.

Buehler CS, Myers TJ, Kytömaa HK. Using data analytics to improve process safety, 12th Global Congress on Process Safety, American Institute of Chemical Engineers Spring Meeting, Houston, TX, 2016.

Stern MC, Myers, TM. Mitigating safety and regulatory risk in a chemical project effort. American Institute of Chemical Engineers, 2015 Annual Meeting, Salt Lake City, UT, 2015.

Stern MC, Rosen JS, Ibarreta, AF, Myers TJ, Ogle RA. Quantification of the thermal hazard of metallic and organic dust flash fires. Mary K O’Connor Process Safety Symposium, College Station, TX, October 27, 2015.

Myers TJ. The Buncefield explosion. Boston Section of the AIChE, Natick, MA 2015.

Myers TJ, Ibarreta AF. Combustible dust programs: Hazard assessment and compliance. Region II Voluntary Protection Program Participants’ Association (VPPPA) Annual Conference, Atlantic City, NJ, 2015.

Marr KC, Myers TJ. Fire and explosion hazards of batteries. Energy Storage Association (ESA) 25th Annual Conference and Expo, Dallas, TX, 2015.

Ibarreta AF, Myers TJ. Fire and explosion mitigation strategies for metal powders. POWDERMET 2015, International Conference on Powder Metallurgy & Particulate Materials, San Diego, CA, 2015.

Ibarreta AF, Myers TJ, Marr KC, Garner SW. On the use of laminar burning velocities in process safety. 49th Loss Prevention Symposium, American Institute of Chemical Engineers Spring Meeting, Austin, TX, 2015.

Stern MC, Rosen, JS, Ibarreta AF, Myers TJ, Ogle RA. Unconfined deflagration testing for the assessment of combustible dust flash fire hazards. 49th Loss Prevention Symposium, American Institute of Chemical Engineers Spring Meeting, Austin, TX, 2015.

Ibarreta AF, Myers TJ. Over-reliance on automated controls and alarms: A case study. New England Area Chapters of American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE), Warwick, RI, December 2014.

Stern MC, Ibarreta AF, Myers TJ. Assessment and mitigation of combustible dust hazards in the plastics industry. 30th International Conference of the Polymer Processing Society, Cleveland, OH, 2014.

Myers TJ, Ibarreta AF, Marr KC. Prescriptive versus performance-based mitigation of combustible dust hazards. 48th Loss Prevention Symposium, American Institute of Chemical Engineers Spring Meeting, New Orleans, LA, 2014.

Myers TJ, Ibarreta AF, Bucher JM, Marr KC. Assessing the hazard of marginally explosible dusts. 47th Loss Prevention Symposium, American Institute of Chemical Engineers Spring Meeting, San Antonio, TX, 2013.

Bucher JM, Ibarreta AF, Marr KC, Myers TJ. Testing of marginally explosible dusts: Evaluation of overdriving and realistic ignition sources in process facilities. Mary Kay O’Connor Process Safety Center Symposium, College Station, TX, 2012.

Ellison AD, Somandepalli V, Myers TJ. Investigation of carbon monoxide incidents. International Symposium on Fire Investigation Science and Technology, Hyattsville, MD, 2012.

Ibarreta AF, Myers TJ, Bucher JM, Marr K. Explosion severity: propane versus natural gas. International Symposium on Fire Investigation Science and Technology, Hyattsville, MD, 2012.

Myers TJ. Pellet mill safety: Assessing risk and implementing safeguards for accident prevention. Pellet Fuel Institute Annual Conference, Mashantucket, CT, 2012.

Myers TJ, Ibarreta AF. The role of engineering analysis in explosion investigations. Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI), Department of Fire Protection Engineering, Worcester, MA, 2012.

IbarretaAF, Myers TJ. Tutorial on combustible dusts. American Institute of Chemical Engineers Spring National Meeting, Houston, TX, 2012.

Bucher JM, Ibarreta AF, Myers, TJ. Combustible dusts: hazard recognition and abatement. Greater Boston Chapter American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE), Hopkinton, MA, 2011.

Myers TJ. How a small company responded to incidents and made a reactive chemical system inherently safer. AIChE Northeast Regional Conference, New York, NY, 2011.

Ibarreta AF, Myers TJ. Fires and explosions involving fuel gas systems. First Party Claims Conference (FPCC), Providence-Warwick, RI, 2010.

Ibarreta AF, Ashcraft RW, Myers, TJ. Preferential gas flow around a snow-covered pipe: Empirical evidence and modeling. International Symposium on Fire Investigation Science and Technology, Hyattsville, MD, 2010.

Myers TJ. OSHA regulation updates on powder coating safety—Explosion prevention and fire suppression systems. National Association of Pipe Coating Applicators Summer Workshop, Houston, TX, 2010.

Myers TJ, Ibarreta AF. Investigation of explosions using engineering analysis. Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI), Department of Fire Protection Engineering, Worcester, MA, 2010.

Kytömaa HK, Myers TJ, Ibarreta AF, Ponchaut NF. Using real time process models to detect loss of containment and mitigate hazards. 12th Process Plant Safety Symposium, American Institute of Chemical Engineers Spring National Meeting, San Antonio, TX, 2010.

Myers TJ, Kytömaa HK, Ibarreta AF, Ponchaut NF. Analyzing historic process data to identify near misses and warning signs: Examples from the Buncefield incident. 6th Global Congress on Process Safety, American Institute of Chemical Engineers Spring National Meeting, San Antonio, TX, 2010.

Myers TJ, Ibaretta AF. Water leaks, oil spills and gas explosions – When good pipes go bad. Cozen O’Connor, Philadelphia, PA, 2010.

Kytömaa HK, Myers TJ, Ibaretta AF, Ponchaut NF. Anatomy of the failures that led to the Buncefield explosion and fire. Mary Kay O’Connor Process Safety Center Symposium, College Station, TX, 2009.

Myers TJ. Dust explosions. Webinar, American Institute of Chemical Engineers, 2009.

Myers TJ, Ibarreta AF, Ashcraft RW. Dust explosion prevention: regulations, standards, and mitigation techniques. 43rd Annual Loss Prevention Symposium, American Institute of Chemical Engineers Spring National Meeting, Tampa, FL, 2009.

Myers TJ, Ibarreta AF. Using fire protection engineering to investigate explosions. Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI), Department of Fire Protection Engineering, Worcester, MA, 2009.

Myers TJ. Dust explosion mitigation: OSHA regulations and relevant standards. National Association of Pipe Coating Applicators Summer Workshop, Houston, TX, 2008.

Myers TJ, Long RT, Gavelli F, Kytömaa HK. The use of smoke detector sequence of activation in determining the area of origin of a fire: investigation of the FedEx DC-10 fire. International Symposium on Fire Investigation Science and Technology, Cincinnati, OH, 2008.

Myers TJ, White KC, Xu T. Did a dust explosion occur? Microscopic and thermogravimetric techniques to determine if dust participated in an explosion event. International Symposium on Fire Investigation Science and Technology, Cincinnati, OH, 2008 and Mary Kay O’Connor Process Safety Center Symposium, College Station, TX, 2008.

Myers TJ, Hinze, PC, Kytömaa, HK. Fire and explosion in an explosives conditioning bunker. 42nd Annual Loss Prevention Symposium, American Institute of Chemical Engineers Spring National Meeting, New Orleans, LA, 2008.

Myers TJ, Ibarreta AF. Case study of a hydrogen explosion in an electrical panel. 42nd Annual Loss Prevention Symposium, American Institute of Chemical Engineers Spring National Meeting, New Orleans, LA, 2008.

Myers TJ, Ibaretta AF. Explosion investigation: Reverse-engineering a blast scene. Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI), Department of Fire Protection Engineering, Worcester, MA, 2007.

Myers TJ. Dust explosions—Identifying and mitigating the hazard using consensus standards. American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) Professional Development Conference, New England Area, Worcester, MA, 2007.

Ramirez J, Myers TJ, Long RT. Identificación de los Peligros de Explosiones de Polvo Usando las Normas de la NFPA. XXII Exposición, SegurShow 07, Caracas, Venezuela, 2007.

Myers TJ, Ibaretta AF. Investigation of the Jahn Foundry and CTA acoustics dust explosions: Similarities and differences. Mary Kay O’Connor Process Safety Center Symposium, College Station, TX, 2007.

Myers TJ, Long RT. Identification of dust explosion hazards and mitigation using NFPA Standards. National Fire Protection Association World Safety Congress and Exposition, Boston, MA, 2007.

Myers TJ, Wu N. Material flammability and its contribution to fire growth. The Hartford Financial Services Group, Hartford, CT, 2007.

Rangwala AS, Myers TJ, Ibarreta AF. Measurements of the non-dimensional Frank-Kamenetskii number using a standard dust layer ignition testing apparatus. 5th International Seminar on Fire and Explosion Hazards, Edinburgh, UK, 2007.

Myers TJ. Reducing aluminum dust explosion hazards: Case study of dust inerting in an aluminum buffing operation. Mary Kay O’Connor Process Safety Center Symposium, College Station, TX, 2006.

Myers TJ. Concurrent investigations with the CSB—The perspective of a private party investigator. International Symposium on Fire Investigation Science and Technology, Cincinnati, OH, 2006.

Myers TJ, McWhorter T. Making a reactive chemical system inherently safer at a small company: Case study of the CDG Gas:Solid™ chlorine dioxide generator. Mary Kay O’Connor Process Safety Center Symposium, College Station, TX, 2005.

Myers TJ, Kytömaa HK, Smith TR. Environmental stress-corrosion cracking of fiberglass: Lessons learned from failures at small chemical facilities. Mary Kay O’Connor Process Safety Center Symposium, College Station, TX, 2005.

Myers TJ. Dust explosions in the pulp and paper industry. Technical Association of the Pulp and Paper Industry Engineering, Pulping, and Environmental Conference, Philadelphia, PA, 2005.

Myers TJ. Scientific investigation of fires and explosions. Pennsylvania Defense Institute Annual Meeting, Gettysburg, PA, 2004.

Myers TJ, Kytömaa HK, Martin RJ. Fires and explosions in vapor control systems: A lessons learned anthology. 36th Annual Loss Prevention Symposium, American Institute of Chemical Engineers Spring National Meeting, New Orleans, LA, 2002.

Radke CJ, Myers TJ. Modeling foam flow in porous media in the presence of residual oil. Oil Contractor Review Program Meeting, National Petroleum Technology Office, Denver, CO, 2000.

Myers TJ, Radke CJ. The bridging coefficient as an antifoaming criterion: Thermodynamic basis and film-rupture mechanisms. American Institute of Chemical Engineers Annual Meeting, Dallas, TX, 1999.

Myers TJ, Radke CJ. Transient foam displacement in the presence of residual oil: Experiment and simulation using a population-balance model. Society of Petroleum Engineers Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition, Houston, TX, 1999.

Myers TJ, Radke CJ. The role of residual oil in the mechanistic simulation of foam flow in porous media: Theory and experiment. 68th Annual Western Regional Meeting of the Society of Petroleum Engineers, Bakersfield, CA, 1998.

Myers TJ, Radke CJ. Mechanism of rupture of foam lamellae moving across a wetting discontinuity. American Institute of Chemical Engineers Annual Meeting, Los Angeles, CA, 1997.

Myers, TJ, Kaminsky RA, Radke CJ. Water films, asphaltenes, and wettability alteration. American Institute of Chemical Engineers Annual Meeting, Los Angeles, CA, 1997.

Myers, TJ, Kaminsky RA, Radke CJ. Asphaltene deposition and wettability alteration. Western Regional Meeting of the Society of Petroleum Engineers, Long Beach, CA, 1997.

Radke CJ, Myers TJ, Cohen DG, Patzek TW. Reservoir simulation of foam displacement with a mechanistic trapping function. Department of Energy Petroleum Symposium, Houston, TX, 1997.


Professional Affiliations

American Institute of Chemical Engineers – AIChE (Senior Member, Member of Safety & Health Division)

AIChE Boston Section – Ichthyologists (Member)

American Society for Testing and Materials—ASTM (Vice-Chairman Committee E27 Hazard Potential of Chemicals)

International Association of Arson Investigators – IAAI (Member, CFI)

IAAI, Massachusetts Chapter – MAIAAI (Member)

National Association of Fire Investigators – NAFI (Member, CFEI)

National Fire Protection Association – NFPA Nonvoting Member: Technical Correlating Committee on Combustible Dusts

  • Chair: Committee on Agricultural Dusts responsible for NFPA 61 Standard for the Prevention of Fires and Dust Explosions in Agricultural and Food Processing Facilities
  • Alternate Member: Committee on Explosion Protection Systems responsible for NFPA 67 Guide on Explosion Protection for Gaseous Mixtures in Pipe Systems, NFPA 68 Standard on Explosion Protection by Deflagration Venting, and NFPA 69 Standard on Explosion Prevention Systems
  • Principal Member: Committee on Combustible Metals and Metal Dusts responsible for NFPA 484 Standard for Combustible Metals
  • Principal Member Committee on Electrical Equipment in Chemical Atmospheres responsible for NFPA 496 Standard for Purged and Pressurized Enclosures for Electrical Equipment, NFPA 497 Recommended Practice for the Classification of Flammable Liquids, Gases, or Vapors and of Hazardous (Classified) Locations for Electrical Installations in Chemical Process Areas, and NFPA 499 Recommended Practice for the Classification of Combustible Dusts and of Hazardous (Classified) Locations for Electrical Installations in Chemical Process Areas
  • Principal Member: Committee on Fundamentals of Combustible Dusts responsible for NFPA 652 Standard on Combustible Dusts
  • Principal Member Committee on Wood and Cellulosic Materials Processing responsible for NFPA 664 Standard for the Prevention of Fires and Explosions in Wood Processing and Woodworking Facilities

Technical Association of the Pulp and Paper Industry – TAPPI (Member)

Town of Grafton, Massachusetts, LPG Facility “What-if” Advisory Committee


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News & Events

CREDENTIALS & PROFESSIONAL HONORS

  • Ph.D., Chemical Engineering, University of California, Berkeley, 1999
  • B.S., Forest Resources—Pulp and Paper Science, University of Washington, 1993, magna cum laude
  • Golden Key National Honor Society; University of Washington Kyosti V. Sarkanen Scholarship, 1992

    Technical Association of the Pulp and Paper Industry (TAPPI) Engineering Division Scholarship, 1992

    TAPPI Paper and Board Manufacture Division Scholarship, 1992

LICENSES & CERTIFICATIONS

Licensed Professional Chemical Engineer, California, #CH6329

Licensed Professional Chemical Engineer, Maine, #12065

Licensed Professional Engineer, Ohio, 74253

Licensed Professional Engineer, Georgia, PE036505

Blasting Certificate of Competency, Massachusetts, BL 7189

Certified Fire and Explosion Investigator (CFEI) in accordance with the National Association of Fire Investigators

Certified Fire Investigator (CFI) in accordance with the International Association of Arson Investigators

Fire Origin and Cause Investigation Training, California State Fire Marshal

Confined Space Entry Certification, 29 CFR 1910.146

Hazardous Waste Operation and Emergency Response Certification, 29 CFR 1910.120