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City engineering academic awarded by Elsevier

Professor Philip Thomas, Professor of Engineering Development, is awarded by academic publisher Elsevier for Top Cited Papers for 2010 and 2011 in the journal of Process Safety and Environmental Protection.
by John Stevenson

Professor Philip Thomas, Professor of Engineering Development, has recently earned the 'Most Cited Author' award by academic journal publisher, Elsevier.

Philip-ThomasProfessor Thomas's two co-authored research papers were mentioned among the Top 25 Most Cited articles published in the journal of Process Safety and Environmental Protection in 2010 and 2011.

These are: "The trade-offs embodied in J-value safety analysis" (2010: P.J. Thomas, J.O. Kearns and R.D. Jones) and "The limits to risk aversion: Part 1. The point of indiscriminate decision"(2010: P.J. Thomas, R.D. Jones and W.J.O. Boyle).

Professor Thomas has pioneered the J-value framework (J is for judgement), a set of techniques that allow objective recommendations to be made on how much to spend to protect human life and the environment.

Responding to the Elsevier awards, Professor Thomas says:

"The engineering profession is constantly providing informed and rigorous methods for and solutions to industrial safety. I am honoured that the research my colleagues and I have co-authored is contributing to the ongoing search for solutions to pressing issues around process safety and environmental protection. I am delighted to have received this recognition."

Please visit this weblink for further information on the J-value framework.

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