Lefsrud Lab.

Welcome to the Lefsrud Lab, where we collaborate extensively to address industry issues and contribute to theories of risk management, quantitative and qualitative methods, and understudied empirical contexts. The long-term objectives are to: enhance organizations’ hazard identification and management processes, integrate process and occupational safety into organizations’ safety management systems, and enhance the attraction of safe practices and deterrence of unsafe practices.

If you are interested in joining the group as a graduate student, please complete an application to the Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering found by clicking on this link.

Once you have been accepted into graduate studies, then email me with your specific interests. Graduate students will be chosen from these applicants.

PhD Students.

  • Mona Ahmadira Rad, Examining Human Factors in Rail Research: Implications for rail regulation in Canada.
  • Michelle Naef, Taming the entropy of organizations: Process hazard information system design for sustainable process facilities
  • Hadiseh Ebrahimi, Human Factors associated with railroad incidents
  • Vivian Giang, New Approaches to communities, communication and consultation: Building future energy systems in Canada in the age of reconciliation. Vivian has won 20+ scholarships, including a Bombardier scholarship.

MSc Students.

  • Amanda Sistilli, Integrating Management Systems: Process Safety with Enterprise Risk Management
  • Nafiseh Esmaeeli, Modelling release scenarios of special dangerous goods from railway operations

Alumni Students.

  • Cindy Dong, PhD, Using BP Neural Networks to Prioritize Risk Management Approaches for China’s Unconventional Shale Gas Industry
  • Daniel Kurian, MSc, Using Machine Learning and Keyword Analysis to Analyze Incident Reports and Reduce Risk in Oil Sands Operations
  • Kathleen Baker, MSc, Protecting Worker Safety in Alberta by Enhancing Field Level Hazard Assessments and Training for Ground Hazards Associated with Tailings Facilities, Dams, and Systems
  • Munira Umme, MSc, Effect of Regulatory Prosecution to Improve Workplace Safety in AlbertaAnuar Caldera, MSc/RA, COAA Safety Culture Survey
  • Leonardo Pennetta de Oliviera, MSc/RA, COAA Safety Culture Survey
  • Neil Anderson, MSc/RA, Blended Learning for Engg 404
  • Daniel Schiffner, MSc, Re-purposing Old Oil and Gas Wells for Geothermal: Turning a Liability into an Asset
  • Jeff Keith, MSc/RA,  Mapping Energy Conversations
  • Shruti Singh, MEng, Enhancing Safety Culture of an Organization Through Focus on Communication and Psychological Safety
  • Yewei (Janet) Ni, MEng, Conducting a Comparative Study to Improve Process Safety Management Performance in Strathcona County
  • Aadil Khan, MEng, Examining the evaluation of cumulative effects in land use planning and emergency response procedures in Strathcona County
  • Sanah Dar, MEng, Process Hazard Assessment of Urea Storage Tank
  • Honey Bhatia, MEng, Quantitative risk analysis for road driving using fuzzy logic and the implementation of a layer of protection analysis (LOPA) integrated with “vision- zero” quality management strategy
  • Abhishek Karole, MEng, Flare Dispersion Analysis of Flare Gas during Flame Out Situation and Flue Gas after Combustion
  • Ifema Odeluga, MEng, Process Safety Management: Creating Quantitative Risk Assessment Scenarios
  • Anne Nkoro, MEng, Implementing Enhanced Performance Based Safety Management System: A Canadian Railway Industry Perspective
  • Dhaval Shah, MEng, Safety Aspects of Floating LNG: Preliminary Inherent Safer Design of Critical Processes of Floating LNG
  • Varun Sharma, MEng, Quantitative risk assessment guidelines for gasoline & ammonia
  • Aysha Hannan, MEng, Impact of organizational safety culture and individual safety behavior on safety management for the railway industry in Canada
  • Amélie Shawcross, MEng, Improving Workplace Safety in the Alberta Healthcare Industry through High Reliability Organization and Safety Culture Principles
  • Sua Lee, BSc, Equipping organizations to see unforeseen hazards by enhancing safety culture, Dean’s Research Award
  • Kabir Nadkarni, BSc/RA, Energy Transitions for Oil to Geothermal. Kabir won 15+ scholarships, including the APEGA medal for citizenship.
  • Yu Zhu, BSc/RA, Mapping Conversations about Alberta’s Resource Industries
  • Andrea Miller, BSc/RA, Farmers’ Climate Change Practices
  • Daanish Hamid, BSc/RA, Field Level Hazard Assessments and Training for Ground Hazards Associated with Tailings
  • Megha Sharma, BSc, URI Diversity in Engineering
  • Juliana Dobbie,BSc, Dean’s Research Award Diversity in Engineering
  • Natasha Pye, BSc, Dean’s Research Award Diversity in Engineering
  • Kostyantyn Guzhva, BSc/RA, Mapping Energy Conversations