His main research interests concern the collaboration surrounding safety and security topics and socio-economic optimization within the chemical industry. He has extensive experience in leading research projects funded both from public and private sources. He has authored more than 100 papers in impact factor journals, and has authored and co-authored, as well as edited, some 25 scientific books.

He is editor of the well-known scientific journals ‘Journal of Loss Prevention in the Process Industries’ and ‘Safety Science’.