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Valeria Casson Moreno

Associate Professor

Department of Civil, Chemical, Environmental, and Materials Engineering

Academic discipline: ING-IND/25 Chemical Plants

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Dr. Valeria Casson Moreno obtained a Master in Chemical Engineering from University of Padova (Italy) in 2008; in 2012 she completed her PhD in Nuclear and Industrial Security at the University of Pisa (Italy). During her PhD, Dr. Casson Moreno joined the Fire and Process Safety Unit of the Health & Safety Laboratory in Buxton (United Kingdom), studying incidents in polymers production plants. From 2012 to 2013 she has been a Post-Doctoral Research Associate at Texas A&M University and Mary Kay O’Connor Process Safety Center at Qatar. Currently she is an Assistant Professor of Chicami l Plants at the Department of Civil, Environmental, and Materials Engineering Chemical (DICAM) at the University of Bologna (Italy).

Dr. Casson Moreno main research interest is in Process Safety and in particular:

  • Risk analysis of hazardous materials: runaway reactions, calorimetry, Early Warning Detection Systems, vent sizing
  • Past accidents analysis – Lesson Learning
  • Sustainability assessment of emerging processes and technologies related to energy transition (e.g. energy production from renewable sources).


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