Dr. Paul Amyotte, P.Eng. is a Distinguished Research Professor and Professor of Chemical Engineering at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia. He obtained his Bachelor’s degree from the Royal Military College of Canada, Master’s from Queen’s University, and Doctorate from the Technical University of Nova Scotia (all in Chemical Engineering). Paul is a past-president of Engineers Nova Scotia, Engineers Canada, and the Canadian Society for Chemical Engineering. He is the current Editor of the Journal of Loss Prevention in the Process Industries. His teaching, research and practice interests are in the field of process safety, with specific expertise in dust explosions, inherently safer design, and risk management.