Michelle R. Murphy | AIChE

Michelle R. Murphy

Mica, LLC

Michelle R. Murphy is President of Mica, LLC (Email: murphy@micadhm.com). After starting her career as a process engineer, Murphy has been consulting in process safety and risk management for over 25 years. She started her own company, Mica, LLC, to collaborate with clients toward a safer manufacturing environment. In a previous role, Murphy designed, built, and managed a process safety laboratory. Her wide-ranging technical experience comprises combustible dust testing, dust hazard analysis, reactive chemical evaluation, process safety and risk management program development, emergency relief system design, process hazard analysis, environmental, health, and safety auditing, and training. Her process safety work has been conducted throughout the process industries, including food, agriculture, specialty chemicals, metals, pharmaceuticals, petrochemicals, plastics, machining, and oil production and refining. Murphy has a BS in chemistry from the Univ. of Massachusetts, Dartmouth, and an MS in chemical engineering from Clarkson Univ. She is a Certified Process Safety Professional by the Center for Chemical Process Safety (CCPS), a committee member of NFPA 484, and a senior member of AIChE. Murphy has published many articles in peer-reviewed journals on combustible dust hazard management and process safety.