Research Engineer and Scientist
York University, New York, Ph.D. in Fluid Dynamics
and Atmospheric Science, 1991.
Modeling of water spraying of toxic gas releases;
with Victor Zakkay)
University, New York, M.S. in Chemical Engineering,
Modeling on the methanation of carbon monoxide; with
of Athens, Greece, Diploma in Chemistry, 1975.
Chemical Research Engineer (1995-present); Research
Engineer I (1987-1995); Research Engineer II (1980-1987):
Investigator in environmental modeling and risk assessment
projects. Current research
focuses on environmental health and safety risk assessment,
dynamics and control of accidental two-phase flow
releases, consequence analysis, computational fluid
dynamics, air pollution control, and atmospheric dispersion.
Fthenakis has gained worldwide recognition as an expert
on mitigation of hazardous gas releases, participated
in various industry expert panels and modeling committees
and developed two-phase flow models and computer codes
used by the industry and academia. These include:
HGSPRAY (developed for ICHMAP, a consortium of 20
oil and chemical companies); SCRUB-BNL (developed
for SEMATECH, a consortium of semiconductor industries);
LOGADIS (in cooperation
with the Belarus Academy of Sciences),
and the new Fthenakis-Rohatgi model for predicting
releases from large breaks in pressurized containers.
EENS Scientific Excellence Award, 9/27/02; Fellow
of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers, 2/2002;
of Appreciation for EH&S services, DAS, Brookhaven
National Laboratory, 11/27/96;
Commendation from the Department of Energy (US-DOE)
Assistant Secretary for Conservation and Renewable
Energy, DOE for exemplary performance on safety analysis,
Commendation from the Director of the National Renewable
Energy Laboratory (NREL) for safety analysis, 9/1/92.
and environmental consultant to ExxonMobil,
Chemical, 3M Corporation, CITGO, SEMATECH,
Allied Signal, Amoco Oil, Amoco Chemical Co, Mobil
Oil Co., ICHMAP, Eastman Kodak and Standard Microsystems
and Environmental Eng. Dpt. /Henry Krumb School of
Professor (1997-present); Adjunct Associate Professor
Civil Eng.. Dept
Professor of Environmental Engineering (1996-1998);
Adjunct Associate Professor (1992-1995)
of the Journal of Loss Prevention, 1998-present; Editorial
Board of the Journal Progress in Photovoltaics Research
and Applications, 1996-present;
Editor of the newsletter "Fossil Energy and
the Environment", 1991-1993.
the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE),
Member American Chemical Society (ACS),
American Meteorological Society (AMS), and the Semiconductor
Safety Association (SSA).
or co-author of more than 170 publications including
the book "Prevention and Control of Accidental
Releases of Hazardous Gases, Van Nostrand Reinhold,
1993. Some recent publications
are listed below:
V.M. and Moskowitz P.D., Photovoltaics: Environmental,
Safety and Health Issues and Perspectives, Progress
in Photovoltaics: Research and Applications
8, 27-38, 2000.
V., End-of Life Management and Recycling of PV Modules,
Energy Policy Journal, 28, 1051-1058, 2000.
A, Fthenakis V.M., Loukashevich A, and Trifonov A.,
A model and numerical code for simulating local aerosol
dispersion, Journal of Loss Prevention, 14(1),
V.M., Water Spray Systems for Mitigating Accidental
Indoor Releases of Water-Soluble Gases, Journal
of Loss Prevention, 14(3), 205-211, 2001.
V., A Release of Nitrogen Oxides in Bogalusa, Louisiana
and Similarities of Causation to the Bhopal MIC Release,
Journal of Loss Prevention, 14(4), 245-250,
V., Multilayer Protection Analysis for Photovoltaic
Manufacturing Facilities, AIChE Process
Safety Progress, 20(2), 1-8, 2001.
S.C., Goldstein G.A. and Fthenakis V.M., NEMS and
MARKAL-MACRO models for energy-environmental-economic
analysis: A comparison of the electricity and carbon
reduction projections, Environmental Modeling and
Assessment, 7, 207-216, 2002.
V.M., Rohatgi U.S. and Chung B.D., A Simple Model
for Predicting the release of Liquid-Vapor Mixture
from a Large Break in a Pressurized Container, Journal
of Loss Prevention, 16, 61-72, 2003
J., Fthenakis V. and Moskowitz P., Security Risk Analysis
for Chemical Facilities, AIChE Process Safety Progress,