C. (Chao) Chen


Chao Chen is a Ph.D. candidate in Safety and Security Science Group under the supervision of Prof. dr. ir. Genserik Reniers, dealing with chemical security risk and domino risk. He received his Master of Science (MSc) in Safety Engineering of Oil & Gas Storage and Transportation, Bachelor of Engineering (B. Eng) in Oil & Gas Storage and Transportation, and Bachelor of Business Management (BBM) in Business Administration from Southwest Petroleum University (SWPU).


Chao’s research focuses on developing dynamic decision models for protecting process industries from domino accidents. The main objective of the research is to establish an approach of integrating safety and security to protect process industries.

  • Chen, C., Reniers, G., & Khakzad, N. (2019). Integrating safety and security resources to protect chemical industrial parks from man-made domino effects: a dynamic graph approach. Reliability Engineering & System Safety.
  • Chen, C., Reniers, G., & Zhang, L. (2018). An innovative methodology for quickly modeling the spatial-temporal evolution of domino accidents triggered by fire. Journal of Loss Prevention in the Process Industries, 54, 312-324.
  • Li, C., Chen, C., Liao, K., Jia, W., & Huang, Q. (2016). Theoretical research on the characteristics of the self-magnetic leakage field induced by ferromagnetic pipelines. Insight-Non-Destructive Testing and Condition Monitoring, 58(11), 601-608.
  • Li, C., Chen, C., & Liao, K. (2015). A quantitative study of signal characteristics of non-contact pipeline magnetic testing. Insight-Non-Destructive Testing and Condition Monitoring, 57(6), 324-330.

Chao Chen

PhD Candidate

Values, Technology and Innovation

Safety and Security Science

Research interests:
Domino effect
Chemical security
Dynamic risk
Mathematical modelling and optimization
Oil and gas storage and transportation

Additional information

C. Chen MSc