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