Daniel Smith
Fayetteville, AR; Baton Rouge, LA
BSChE 1985

Since graduating from the University of Arkansas and joining Ethyl (Albemarle) Dan has held various positions with increasing responsibility in R&D including: process development, process design, process simulation and process evaluation. These roles have included work on a wide variety of commercial products such as flame retardants, alpha olefins, linear alcohols, polysilicon, pharmaceutical intermediates, and organometallic catalysts. Dan has lead Albemarle’s Reactive Hazard program since 2003. He has been instrumental in establishing this program and several process safety practices and procedures within Albemarle including the Corporate Chemical Reactive Hazard program and the Corporate Pressure Safety Relief Design program. Dan enjoys training engineers at Albemarle in pressure relief design, conducting a week long course two to three times per year, and has been active with the AIChE Design Institute for Emergency Relief Systems Users Group since 2004. Dan was the team leader of the group that developed the AIChE DIERS course “Basic Emergency Relief System Design” and is currently an instructor for this course, and occasionally speaks as a guest lecturer on Chemical Reactive Hazards. Dan is currently a Distinguish Advisor in Albemarle’s Chemical Reactivity and Engineering Fundamentals group and is the functional leader of Albemarle’s Reactive Hazard Evaluation program. Dan and his wife Turmelovea live in Baton Rouge, LA.

Arkansas Academy of Chemical Engineers, 2019.