Dan Smith Dan Smith is a Sr. R&D Advisor with Albemarle Corporation, and Manager of Albemarle’s Chemical Reactivity and Engineering Fundamentals group. He has extensive experience in process development, process design, process simulation and process evaluation, which has included work on Albemarle commercial products such as alpha olefins, linear alcohols, flame retardents, and organometallic catalysts. For 20 years he has consulted on pressure relief and related process safety issues. Dan trains engineers at Albemarle Corporation on pressure relief design, and has been active with the AIChE Design Institute for Emergency Relief Systems (DIERS) Users Group since 2004. Since he joined Albemarle’s Core Technology group in 2003, his focus has been to develop a comprehensive reactive hazard evaluation program for the whole company, and he has been instrumental in establishing several other process safety practices and procedures within Albemarle. Dan graduated from the University of Arkansas with a B.S. degree in Chemical Engineering in 1985.