Universidad de los Andes, Chemical Engineering Department (Uniandes)


Address /
Contact person

Carrera 1 # 19A-40
110111 Bogotá D.C., Colombia
Mr. Felipe Muñoz Giraldo, fmunoz(at)uniandes.edu.co


The Department of Chemical Engineering from Universidad de los Andes is committed to the progress of Colombian society. Recognized for his contribution to the formation in the area of chemical engineering by leading the multiscale approach in the design of products and processes. This department accounts with the research group of Products and Processes Design Group (GDPP) where the safety process group is highlighted. The safety group was created on the year 2008 and since then has devoted the work of undergraduate students, magister students and professors to the process safety research and development at Colombia and Latin America.


Key Business / Risk Area

Business Areas:




Infrastructure & Construction


Social science & humanities



Industrial Technologies




Other: Research-Education

Risk Areas:

Risk Governance

Industrial Risk

Environmental Risks

Occupational Risks

Financial Risks

Social/Societal Risks

Health Risks

Asset Integrity Risks (RBI etc.)

Life Cycle Analysis

Standards and Regulations















Main Products / Services

The main products/services of the Chemical Engineering Department of Universidad de los Andes in particular the safety group leading by the PhD Felipe Muñoz is focus on the research and development of safety process and risk management, major industrial accidents and consequence analysis.


Key Projects
(running or just finished)



Why we joined EU-VRi?

As is stated by the CEO of the EU-VRi Aleksandar Jovanovic “The European Virtual Institute for Integrated Risk Management (EU-VRi) is the European organization which provides the highest quality of professional service, consulting, information and education needed in the broad area of modern integrated risk management”. This mission goes in the same direction from the process safety group of the Chemical Engineering Department, which has been characterized by researches development of different risks calculations such as individual or social risk, applied on real cases.