Morgan Reed
Morgan Reed, D. Eng.
Senior Associate
Thermal Sciences
Houston

Dr. Reed has extensive offshore & onshore experience in the upstream, midstream, and downstream sectors of the oil, gas, and petrochemical industries. Within Exponent’s Thermal Sciences group, Dr. Reed specializes in fluid flow and combustion events with regards to process safety incidents. His assessment of flammable and toxic vapor dispersions, jet/pool fires, explosions, to structural response calculations provide guidance to a wide variety of industrial clients for regulatory compliance and continual improvement of their corporate process safety and risk management goals.

Dr. Reed’s primary area of expertise is in modeling (analytical and Computational Fluid Dynamics) and development of studies such as Fire Risk Assessment (FRA), Explosion Risk Assessment (ERA), Escape, Evacuation, and Rescue Assessment (EERA), and Helideck Availability just to name a few. For the last several years, Dr. Reed has applied CFD analysis to a wide variety of risk problems associated with flammable and toxic vapor dispersion, explosions within enclosed modules and Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) terminals.

Dr. Reed is active with local and national professional organizations including the American Chemical Society (ACS) and American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE). He has served as peer reviewer for books produced by the Center for Chemical Process Safety (CCPS) such as Guidelines for Process Safety Knowledge and Expertise, Guidelines for Siting and Layout of Facilities and GL for Process Safety in Upstream and Shale Ops. He has also been a committee member for the development the Evergreen LOPA/IPL Database, Guidelines for Inherently Safer Design and Incidents that Define Process Safety.. 

Reed M has just become the 2017 Chair for the AIChE South Texas Section Young Professional Organization. Dr. Reed’s duties as the 2017 Chair include: organizing monthly networking meetings for young professionals in the South Texas region; coordinate on behalf of the organization with local universities to provide career opportunity presentations to AIChE members; be its representative on the South Texas Section executive committee for planning AIChE’s Southwest Technology Conference; facilitate volunteer efforts for community outreach programs; and serve as the representative on the Engineers Week Houston committee. These volunteer efforts permit Morgan to stay current on industry safety practices and assist in the advancement of overall safety for industry activities.

CREDENTIALS & PROFESSIONAL HONORS

  • D.Eng., Engineering, Lamar University, 2010
  • M.E.S., Engineering, Lamar University, 2008
  • B.S., Chemistry, Lamar University, 2006

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Publications

Bui A, Reed M, Liu T, Peterson E. Multiphase flow modeling of LNG using smoothed particle hydrodynamic (SPH) techniques. AIChE Spring Meeting & 12th Global Congress on Process Safety. Houston, TX, April 10-13, 2016.

Peterson E, Morton R, Reed M. An approach to onshore facility siting hazard analysis. Proceedings, 2014 International Symposium on Process Safety, MKOCPSC, Texas A&M, pp. 1077-1084, October 27-29, 2015.

Liu T, Peterson E, Reed M. Methanol storage tank internal pool fire modeling using CFD. Proceedings, 2014 International Symposium on Process Safety, MKOCPSC, Texas A&M, pp. 1212-1213, October 27-29, 2015.

Reed M, Peterson E. Examining progressive collapse of framed structures in response to fire and explosion consequence events. Offshore Technology Conference Brasil, OTC-24430, October 2013.

Liu T, Yi Liu, Peterson E, Reed M. Air dispersion modeling for landfill gas emissions and facility siting. American Institute of Chemical Engineers 1st CCPS Asia-Pacific Conference on Process Safety, September 2013.

Bui A, Liu T, Reed M, Peterson E. CFD modeling of LNG spreading and vaporization. Proceedings,11th AIChE GCPS, Austin TX, April 26-30, 2015.

Weimer D, Peterson E, Reed M. The human factors behind inherently safer design of LNG liquefaction terminals. Proceedings, AIChE 11th Global Congress on Process Safety, Austin, Texas, April 2015.

Liu T, Reed M, Peterson E, Shaikh. Numerical modeling of pool fire inside an offshore methanol storage tank. AIChE Spring Meeting & 11th Global Congress on Process Safety, Austin, TX, April 26-30, 2015.

Bui A, Liu T, Peterson E, Reed M. CFD Modeling of LNG spreading and atmospheric dispersion. AIChE Spring Meeting & 11th Global Congress on Process Safety, Austin, TX, April 26-30, 2015.

Liu T, Reed M, Peterson E, Wang M. Air dispersion modeling with multi-criteria decision approach for sustainability. AIChE Annual Meeting, Atlanta, GA, November 16-21, 2014.

Reed M, Peterson E. Hazards management for building locations through air dispersion modeling. 2014 AIChE Spring Meeting, New Orleans, LA, March 30-April 3, 2014.

Reed M, Peterson E. Examining progressive collapse of framed structures in response to fire and explosion consequence events. Offshore Technology Conference Brazil, OTC-24430, October 2013.

Liu T, Yi Liu, Peterson E, Reed M. Air dispersion modeling for landfill gas emissions and facility siting. American Institute of Chemical Engineers 1st CCPS Asia-Pacific Conference on Process Safety, September 2013.

Reed M, Peterson E. Enhancing fire risk evaluations of plant structures using finite element analysis. Process Safety Progress 2012 Dec; 31(4):411-412.

Reed M, Shaikh I, Peterson E. Use of CFD in onshore facility explosion siting studies. 2012 International Symposium Proceedings, Beyond Regulatory Compliance, Making Safety Second Nature, Mary Kay O'Connor Process Center, College Station, TX, October 23-25, 2012.

Reed M, Peterson E, Sheth C, Summers P. Enhancing fire risk evaluations of offshore platforms using finite element analysis. AIChE Spring 2012 Meeting-8th Global Congress on Process Safety, April 1-5, 2012.

Reed M, Peterson E, Sheth C. CFD to model a time varying LNG Spill. 2011 International Symposium, Making Safety Second Nature, Mary Kay O'Connor Process Center, College Station, TX, October 24-26, 2011.

Reed M, Peterson E, Sheth C, Nodland S. Atmospheric dispersion using commercially available CFD software: Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics I, Environmental Division. AIChE 2011 Annual Meeting, Minneapolis, MN. October 16-21, 2011.

Peterson E, Gomes JA, Cocke DL, Moreno H, Reed M, Hutchins JW, Atambo D, Das KK. Challenges and opportunities of electrocoagulation for refinery application: Case study with chicken processing plant water and fleet wash water: Environmental and Water Solutions, Topical 7. 14th Topical on Refinery Processing, AIChE Spring 2011 Meeting- 7th Global Congress on Process Safety, Chicago, IL, March 13-17, 2011.

Reed M, Peterson E, Gomes J, Cocke D. Influence on ambient airflow due to helical straking on a chemical plant stack, environmental division: Air compliance issues in the chemical and refining industries. AIChE Spring 2010 Meeting-6th Global Congress on Process Safety, San Antonio, TX, March 21-24, 2010.

Reed M, Cocke D, Islam M, Gomes J, Peterson E, Tran D, McWhinney H. Preparation and characterization of microfibrous entrapped solid adsorbents for desulfurization of liquid fuels. EPD Congress 2010: Proceeding of Sessions and Symposia Sponsored by the TMS Extraction and Processing Division of the Minerals, Metals and Materials Society, 2010.

Reed M, Beall G, Cocke D. Particle size distribution and dispersion stability of Cloisite clay using a bench top dispersion analyzer the LUMiSizer. SWCS Annual Meeting, Rice University, 2009.

Reed M, Gomes JA, Cocke D. Nature of transitioning alumina and silver interactions on supported silver catalysts for SCR. SWCS Annual Meeting, Rice University, 2009.

Reed M, Cocke D, Peterson E, Gomes J, Rutman D, Hossain MA. Characterization of copper oxides by EDS-SEM depth profiling, EIS and XRD. Characterization of Minerals, Metals & Materials, TMS 2009 Annual Meeting & Exhibition, San Francisco, CA, February 15-19, 2009.

Reed M. Particle size distribution obtained by dispersion analysis of natural montmorillonite clay,. Catalysis Club of Southeast Texas, Lamar University, Beaumont, TX, March 27, 2009.

Reed M. Influence on ambient airflow due to helical straking on a chemical plant stack. Kiwanis Club of Port Arthur, TX, March, 2009.

Reed M. Characterization of copper oxides by EDS-SEM depth profiling, EIS and XRD. Catalysis Club of Southeast Texas/HSE Symposium, Lamar University, Beaumont, TX, November 6, 2009.

Cocke D, Peterson E, Gomes J, Rutman D, Reed M, Hossain MA. Characterization of copper oxides by EDS-SEM depth profiling, EIS and XRD. EPD Congress 2009: Proceeding of Sessions and Symposia Sponsored by the Characterization of Minerals, Metals & Materials Division of the Minerals, Metals and Materials Society, pp.145-152, 2009.

Reed M, Cocke D. Providing state of the art catalysis research, characterization and endurance testing for fuel cell and hydrogen storage technologies. Gulf Coast Innovation Conference, Houston, Texas, 2008.

Peterson E, Reed M, Gomes J, Cocke DL. HELICAL learning model applied in a nanotechnology for science and engineering course. Journal of Materials Education, 2007.

Reed M, Hutchins J, Peterson E, Rutman D, Gaston E, Cocke DL, Mechanochemical Engineering of Nanoparticles to Design, Optimize and Control Catalyst Selectivity, International Symposium on Relations between Homogeneous and Heterogeneous Catalysis ISHHC XIII University of California- Berkeley, July 16-20, 2007.

Educational Papers

Peterson E, Cocke DL, Reed M, Gomes J. Nested HELICAL learning model applied in a nanotechnology for science and engineering course. 2008 ASEE Annual Conference & Exhibition, Pittsburgh, PA, June 22-25, 2008.

Peterson E, Reed M, Gomes J, and Cocke DL: HELICAL Learning model applied in a nanotechnology for science and engineering course. Forum on Materials Science and Engineering Education for 2020, edited by L.M. Bartolo, K.C. Chen, M. Grant Norton, and G.M. Zenner (Mater. Res. Soc. Symp. Proc. Volume 1046E, Warrendale, PA, 2008, 1046-W03-04.

Peterson E, Cocke DL, Gomes J, Moreno H, Reed M, O’Connor J. HELICAL learning model applied in an industrial electrochemistry engineering course. Paper presented and published at the 6th Annual ASEE Global Colloquium on Engineering Education "Shaping the Future through Global Partnerships", Istanbul, Turkey, October 1-4, 2007.

Peterson E, Reed M, Gomes J, Cocke DL. HELICAL learning model applied in a nanotechnology for science and engineering course. Material Research Society, paper orally presented & published, MRS Fall Meeting, Boston, MA, November 26-30, 2007.

Professional Affiliations

American Institute of Chemical Engineers – AIChE (senior member)

American Chemical Society – ACS (member)

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CREDENTIALS & PROFESSIONAL HONORS

  • D.Eng., Engineering, Lamar University, 2010
  • M.E.S., Engineering, Lamar University, 2008
  • B.S., Chemistry, Lamar University, 2006

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