Environmental Science Division (EVS)a Division of Argonne National Laboratory
Predictive environmental understanding
Emmanuel Gnanapragasam
Environmental Systems Engineer
Nuclear, Rad & Environmental Chemistry and Risk Management Department
  • Ph.D., Environmental Health Engineering, Northwestern University, 1991.
Current Role
Environmental Systems Engineer, Radiation and Chemical Risk Management, with responsibility for developing and maintaining some of the RESRAD family of codes and conducting training on their use.
Fate and transport model development and coding; probabilistic analysis; aquatic and soil chemistry; civil engineering; environmental engineering. Professional registrations: PE, Civil, State of Washington, June 1998; PE, Environmental, State of Washington, November 1998.
Career Highlights
  • Code developer: Primary developer of RESRAD-OFFSITE, a code to evaluate radiological exposure and risk to an individual outside a contaminated area.
  • Modeler: Primary modeler of radiological exposure from Chernobyl fallout in southern Finland, through use of the RESRAD code.
  • Lecturer: Civil engineering materials; design of pre-stressed concrete.