Academic Credentials
  • Ph.D., Chemical Engineering, University of California, Berkeley, 2012
  • B.A., Sociology, Case Western Reserve University, 2007
  • B.S., Chemical Engineering, Case Western Reserve University, 2007
Licenses & Certifications
  • Professional Engineer Chemical, Arizona, #70561
  • Professional Engineer, Colorado, #PE.0058270
  • Professional Engineer, Illinois, #062065967
  • Professional Engineer, Kentucky, #35469
  • Professional Engineer, Michigan, #6201069766
  • Professional Engineer, Missouri, #2020007484
  • Professional Engineer, New Mexico, #26757
  • Professional Engineer Chemical, Texas, #125884
  • 40-Hour Hazardous Waste Operation and Emergency Response Certification (HAZWOPER)
  • Certified Fire and Explosion Investigator (CFEI)
Professional Affiliations
  • American Institute of Chemical Engineers
  • American Society for Testing and Materials
  • National Association of Fire Investigators
  • National Fire Protection Association
  • Leadership
  • Session Chair, 38th Center for Chemical Process Safety (CCPS) International Conference, AIChE 2022 Spring National Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety, Houston, Texas, March 12 - 16, 2023.
  • Conference Chair, 37th Center for Chemical Process Safety (CCPS) International Conference, AIChE 2022 Spring National Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety, San Antonio, Texas, April 10 - 13, 2022.
  • Session Chair, 37th Center for Chemical Process Safety (CCPS) International Conference, AIChE 2022 Spring National Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety, San Antonio, Texas, April 10 - 13, 2022.
  • Conference Vice Chair, 36th Center for Chemical Process Safety (CCPS) International Conference, AIChE 2021 Spring National Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety, (virtual), April 18 - 23, 2021.
  • Session Chair, 36th Center for Chemical Process Safety (CCPS) International Conference, AIChE 2021 Spring National Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety, (virtual), April 18 - 23, 2021.
  • Session Chair, 35th Center for Chemical Process Safety (CCPS) International Conference, AIChE 2020 Spring National Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety, (virtual), August 17 - 21, 2020.
  • Session Chair, 34th Center for Chemical Process Safety (CCPS) International Conference, AIChE 2019 Spring National Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety, New Orleans, Louisiana, March 31 - April 4, 2019.
  • Principal, National Fire Protection Association, NFPA 30B Code for the Manufacture and Storage of Aerosol Products, Served as Alternate beginning in 2013, Appointed to Principal in 2022.
  • Principal, National Fire Protection Association, NFPA 53 Recommended Practice on Materials, Equipment, and Systems Used in Oxygen-Enriched Atmospheres, Appointed to Principal in 2013.
  • Voting Member, ASTM International, Technical Committee G04 on Compatibility and Sensitivity of Materials in Oxygen Enriched Atmospheres, Granted Voting Member status in 2018.
  • Reviewer, Process Safety Progress.

Dr. Dee applies the fundamentals of chemical engineering to help clients address the risks associated with accidents, losses, and injuries. His core areas of expertise include chemical process safety, fire and explosion investigation, alternative energy, and high purity oxygen systems. He services clients in many diverse industries including insurance, legal, and chemical processing.

Dr. Dee is a frequent speaker and session coordinator the Global Congress on Process Safety (GCPS) and served as the symposia chair for the Center for Chemical Process Safety (CCPS) in 2022. As a guest lecturer and online instructor, Dr. Dee teaches process safety concepts and shares his expertise with audiences from industry and academia to further promote process safety in the chemical industry. He is also a voting member of several technical committees that develop standards to address the hazards and risks of fires in oxygen enriched atmospheres and safe manufacturing, storage, and use of aerosols.

Prior to joining Exponent, Dr. Dee earned his doctorate in Chemical Engineering at the University of California, Berkeley. His graduate thesis focused on alternative energy and the production of biofuels from biomass-based energy crops. He also holds undergraduate degrees in Chemical Engineering and Sociology from Case Western Reserve University. Dr. Dee also worked in the polymer and specialty chemical manufacturing industries while completing his studies. 

A selection of Dr. Dee's  project experiences is included following the list of presentations and publications below.