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July 2006 Symposium on Nanotechnology and the Environment: Waste Management of Nanomaterials: Biography

Dr. Lou Theodore

Professor, Graduate Program Director Manhattan College, Department of Chemical Engineering Riverdale, New York

B. Ch.E. The Cooper Union M.S., Eng.Sc.D. New York University

Louis Theodore is Professor of Chemical Engineering at Manhattan College, Riverdale, New York. He received the degrees of B.Ch.E. from the Cooper Union and the degrees of M.Ch.E and Eng.Sc.D. from New York University. Over the past 46 years, Dr. Theodore has been a successful educator, researcher, professional innovator, and communicator in the engineering field. At Manhattan College he has taught courses in Environmental Management, Waste Incineration, Accident and Emergency Management, Pollution Prevention, Thermodynamics, Reaction Kinetics, and Air Pollution and Its Control.

Dr. Theodore is an internationally recognized lecturer who has provided nearly 200 courses to industry, government and technical associations, and has served as an after-dinner or luncheon speaker on numerous occasions. More recently, Dr. Theodore has developed and served as the principal moderator/lecturer for US EPA courses on hazardous waste incineration and air pollution control equipment. He has also consulted for several industrial companies in the field of pollution prevention and environmental management, and is presently a consultant/expert witness for the US EPA and US Department of Justice.

Included in Dr. Theodore's 92 text/reference books are: Pollution Prevention (Van Nostrand Reinhold), Engineering and Environmental Ethics (Wiley-Interscience), Air Pollution Control Equipment (Prentice-Hall), Introduction to Hazardous Waste Incineration (Wiley-Interscience), and section author/editor in Perry's Handbook of Chemical Engineering (McGraw-Hill). He is also the co-founder of Theodore Tutorials, a company specializing in providing training needs to industry, government and academia.

Dr. Theodore is the recipient of the International Air and Waste Management Association's (IAWMA) prestigious Ripperton award that is "presented to an outstanding educator who through example, dedication and innovation has so inspired students to achieve excellence in their professional endeavors." He was also the recipient of the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) AT&T Foundation award for "excellence in the instruction of engineering students."

Dr. Theodore is a member of IAABO (International Association of Approved Basketball Officials) and certified to referee scholastic basketball games. He previously served on a Presidential Crime Commission under Gerald Ford and provided testimony as a representative of the parimutuel wagerer (horseplayer). His column AS I SEE IT, a monthly feature of the Williston Times, addresses social, economic, political, technical and sports issues.

Professional Interest

Development of tutorial workbooks; continuing education courses in the environmental management area; waste incineration calculations; air pollution control equipment design; pollution prevention. Dr. Theodore recently presented a continuing education course titled "Nanotechnology" at the IAWMA meeting in Minneapolis in June, 2005.

Recent Selected Publications

L. Theodore, "Ask the Expert/Engineering Calculations," 5 articles: Adsorbeers, Absorbers, Afterburners, Baghouses, and Cyclones. CEP, March, April, June, July, August, respectively, 2005.

L. Theodore and R. Kunz, Nanotechnology: Environmental Implications and Solutions, John Wiley and Sons, Hoboken, NJ, 2005.

J. Reynolds, J. Jeris, L. Theodore, Handbook of Chemical and Environmental Engineering Calculations, Wiley-Interscience, NYC, 2002.

A. M. Flynn, J. Reynolds, L. Theodore, "A Course on Health, Safety, and Accident Prevention," ASEE meeting, Albuquerque, NM, 2001.

A. M. Flynn, L. Theodore, "An Air Pollution Control Equipment Design Course for Chemical and Environmental Engineering Students Using an Open-Ended Problems Approach," ASEE meeting, Rowan College, 2001.

J. Santoleri, J. Reynolds, L. Theodore, Introduction to Hazardous Waste Incineration, 2nd edition, Wiley-Interscience, NYC, 2001.

G. Burke, R. Singh, L.Theodore, Handbook of Environmental Management and Technology, 2nd edition, Wiley-Interscience, NYC, 2000.

R. Dupont, K. Ganesan. L. Theodore, Pollution Prevention: The Waste Management Approach for the 21st Century, Lewis Publishers, Boca Raton, FL 2000.

M.K. Theodore, J. Reynolds, L. Theodore, "A Pollution Prevention Calendar," Proceedings of the 93rd Annual AWMA Meeting, Salt Lake City, 2000.

J.Spero, B. DeVito, L. Theodore, Regulatory Chemicals Handbook, Marcel Dekker, NYC, 2000.

A. Leone, J. Reynolds, L. Theodore, Fundamentals of Engineering for Chemical Engineers -- Afternoon Exam, for PE licensing, a Theodore Tutorial, Air and Waste Management Association (AWMA Bookstore), Pittsburgh, PA, 1999.

W. Matystik, L. Theodore, R. Diaz, State Environmental Agencies on the Internet, Government Institutes, Rockville, MD, 1999.

C. Hellwege, Z. Kahn-Jetter, R. Borrmann, J. Reynolds, L. Theodore, Fundamentals of Engineering for Chemical Engineers -- Morning Exam, for PE licensing, a Theodore Tutorial, Air and Waste Management Association (AWMA Bookstore), Pittsburgh, PA, 1999.

Co-author of sections on "Environmental Management" and "Pollution Prevention" in Perry's Chemical Engineering Handbook, seventh edition, McGraw-Hill, New York, NY, 1998.

H. Beim, J. Spero, L. Theodore, Reference Guide for Hazardous Air Pollutants, Van Nostrand Reinhold, NYC, 1998.

J. Wilcox, L. Theodore, Engineering and Environmental Ethics, Wiley-Interscience, NYC, 1998.

L. Theodore, J. Reynolds, K. Morris, The Complete Dictionary of Environmental Terms, Gordon and Breach, Newark, NJ 1997.

L. Theodore, K. Nueser, Engineering Economics and Finance, A Theodore Tutorial, ETS International Inc., Roanoke, VA, 1996.

J. Wilcox, J. Reynolds, L. Theodore "United States Federal Sentencing Guidelines and the Development of Ethics Education Programs in the Environmental Industry," Proceedings of the Annual AWMA Meeting, Nashville, TN, 1996.

M.K. Theodore, L. Theodore, Major Environmental Issues Facing the 21st Century, Prentice-Hall, Saddle Brook, NJ, 1996.

K. Ganesan, R. DuPont, L. Theodore, Air Toxics: Problems and Solutions, Gordon and Breach, Newark, NJ, 1996.

M. Budin, L. Theodore, "Sources and Control of Industrial Gas Emissions," Proceedings of the Mid-Atlantic States Section of AWMA Meeting, Atlantic City, NJ, 1995.

L. Theodore, J. Mycock, J. Reynolds, "The Theodore Tutorial: A Unique Approach to the Academic and Professional Training of Engineers," Proceedings of the World Conference on Engineering Education, St. Paul, MN, 1995.

L. Theodore, "Dissolve the USEPA ... Now," Environmental Manager, Volume 1, November 1995.

J. McKenna, J. Mycock, L. Theodore, Handbook of Air Pollution Control and Technology, CRC Press/Lewis Publishers, Boca Raton, FL, 1995.

Recent External Grants

"Environmental Management," National Science Foundation, Undergraduate Faculty Enhancement Program, with Utah State University, 1996-1997.

Grant from U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to further develop software for a hazardous waste incinerator, Manhattan College, with J. Reynolds, 1995-1996.

"Air Toxics," National Science Foundation, Undergraduate Faculty Enhancement Program, with Montana Tech, 1994-1995.

Grant from U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to develop problems and author a self-instructional workbook for the use of PRO/II, a process flowsheet simulator, Manhattan College, 1994-1995.

"Undergraduate Faculty Seminar: Pollution Prevention," National Science Foundation, Undergraduate Faculty Enhancement Program, with J. Reynolds, Manhattan College, 1992.

Contact Info

Phone: 718-862-7188. Fax: 718-862-7819 E-mail: loutheodore@verizon.net

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