Safety and Loss Prevention

Webinar: Lees Medal Award Presentation

Webinar: Lees Medal Award Presentation
  • Date From 17th June 2021
  • Date To 17th June 2021
  • Price Free of charge, open to all.
  • Location Online: 10:00 BST. Duration: 1 hour.


The Lees Medal for 2021 is awarded to Michael Rantell. 

This webinar will be focused on the subject of safety and loss prevention. Michael's article, "Historical runaway reaction case study (January 1992)" is of a runaway reaction and loss of containment incident in a batch process for synthesis of chemical intermediates for pharmaceutical products. The article includes a useful description of, and signpost to, reaction thermal hazard assessment best practice.


Michael Rantell, Process Safety Lead, Novartis

Michael Rantell completed an MEng in Chemical Engineering from the University of Cambridge in 1993. Michael then joined Courtaulds (Accordis) where he worked as a Process Engineer until 2002.

After this, Michael joined his current employee, Novartis, as a Process Engineer and has since been employed as Production Manager and most recently as Process Safety Lead.

Michael is a Chartered Engineer with the Engineering Council, CPS certified Process Safety Professional, a certified Professional Process Safety Engineer with IChemE, and a Chartered Member of IChemE.

Further information >>

The material presented in this conference has not been peer-reviewed by IChemE. Any opinions are the presenters' own and do not necessarily represent those of IChemE or the Safety and Loss Prevention SIG. The information is given in good faith but without any liability on the part of IChemE.


10:00—11:00 BST.


The presentation will be delivered via GoToWebinar®. 
Check system requirements.

You are advised to join the webinar at least ten minutes before the scheduled start time, to allow for your computer to connect.

Register to attend

Back to events