Dr. Russell A. Ogle Elected AIChE Fellow

American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE)
April 7, 2020
On March 4, 2020, Dr. Russell A. Ogle, Ph.D., P.E., CSP, CFEI, FAIChE, practice director and principal engineer at Exponent, was elected as a Fellow of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE). Fellow is AIChE’s highest grade of membership and is achieved only through election by the AIChE Board of Directors, generally upon recommendation by the AIChE Admissions Committee through whom all nominations for election to Fellows are processed. Fellow are an importance resource for AIChE in providing experience-based guidance to leadership and members, as well as contributing to the activities of many AIChE entities.

Dr. Ogle applies his expertise as a chemical engineer to the scientific investigation and prevention of accidents. He has over 30 years of industrial experience working in fire, explosion, and chemical safety, investigating hundreds of fires and explosions in industrial, commercial, and residential settings. His investigations have involved the performance evaluation and failure analysis of a wide range of chemical processes, industrial equipment, and consumer products. He has investigated accidents encompassing combustible dust fires and explosions, flammable gases and liquids, thermal runaway and spontaneous ignition, and chemical reactivity hazards.

Personal Statement from Dr. Russell Ogle

“I am honored to be elected as a Fellow of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE). AIChE is a leader in the protection of people and the environment from the devastating consequences of fires, explosions and toxic chemical releases. I am proud to be a member of an organization that holds safety in such high regard.”