Dept. of Fire Protection & Safety
523 Engineering North
Oklahoma State University
Stillwater, OK 74078
Direct: (405) 744-5508
Assistant: (405) 744-5721
Dale F. Janes Endowed Professor
Associate Professor of Fire Protection & Safety
Graduate Faculty of Chemical Engineering
Dr. Sam Wang is Dale F. Janes Endowed Associate Professor of Fire Protection & Safety and Graduate Faculty of Chemical Engineering at Oklahoma State University (OSU). He is Program Director of Fire Protection & Safety. He received his BS and MS degrees in Chemistry with Honors from Zhejiang University. He also received his PhD degree in Chemical Engineering from Texas A&M University with an emphasis in process safety engineering. He is a registered professional engineer (PE) and certified safety professional (CSP).
Dr. Wang has worked for Shell as a Technical Safety Engineer in Houston. During his stay at the MKO Process Safety Center at Teaxs A&M, he has been exposed to a variety of industrial projects with Dow Chemical, BP, ExxonMobil etc in TEEX Brayton Fire Training Field. During his tenure at OSU, he was named Big 12 Faculty Fellow and received Halliburton Outstanding Young Faculty Award. He has been awarded a Certificate of Excellence in Reviewing from Elsevier. Professor Wang is a member of the NFPA, AIChE, ASSE, NSC, and ASEE.
Dr. Wang is the author of 65 referred journal papers, 20 proceedings, and 73 technical presentations. He is Editor for Journal of SH&E Research, Associate Editor for Journal of Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry, on the Editorial Board for 4 journals and the invited reviewer for over 25 journals in this field. Dr. Wang has been the chair/co-chair of Global Congress on Process Safety since 2011. He has received funding from the NSF, NRC, NIOSH, CAL FIRE, Big 12 Faculty Fellowship, and NFPA Research Foundation. His research is in process safety engineering, focusing on thermal analysis, flame retardants, fire suppression, emergency evacuation and risk analysis.