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Biography

Prof. Mervin Floyd Fingas

National Academy of Sciences, USA

Committee member


Email: fingasmerv@shaw.ca


Qualifications


1996 Ph.D., Environmental Sciences, McGill University

1982 M.Sc., Chemistry, University of Ottawa

1978 M.Sc., General Business and Managerial Sciences, University of Ottawa

1973 B.Sc., Chemistry, University of Alberta

1968 B.Sc., Greek and Latin, Concordia Senior College


Publications (Selected)

Books

  1. Fingas, M.F., Handbook of Oil Spill Science and Technology, John Wiley and Sons Inc., NY, 688 pp., 2015.
  2. Fingas, M.F., The Basics of Oil Spill Cleanup, Taylor and Francis, 245 pp., 2012.
  3. Fingas, M.F., Oil Spill Science and Technology, Elsevier Publishers, 1155 pp., 2011.
  4. Fingas, M.F. The Handbook of Hazardous Materials Spill Technology, Editor, McGraw-Hill Handbooks, 2001, 880 p.
  5. Fingas, M.F., The Basics of Oil Spill Cleanup: Second Edition, CRC Press, Boca Raton, FL, 256 pp., 2000.
  6. Fingas, M.F. and M. Punt, In-Situ Burning: A Cleanup Technique for Oil Spills on Water, Environment Canada Special Publication, Ottawa, Ontario, 214 p., 2000.
  7. Fingas, M.F., J. Charles, P.G. Langille, and L.B. Solsberg, Survey of Chemical Spill Countermeasures, Lewis Publishers, New York, 241 p., 1998.
  8. Fingas, M.F., W. Duval and G. Stevenson, The Basics of Oil Spill Cleanup, Government Publishing Centre, Ottawa, Ontario, ISBN 0-660-10107-7, 153 p., 1979.

Journals

  1. Fingas, M., and C. Brown, Response to Svejkovsky et al., Marine Pollution Bulletin, 2 p., 2015
  2. Fingas, M., Review of Oil Spill Remote Sensing Technologies, Paper Given at INTERSPILL Conference, Amsterdam, NL, 9 p. March, 2015
  3. Fingas, M., Diluted Bitumen (Dilbit): A Future High Risk Spilled Material, Paper Given at INTERSPILL Conference, Amsterdam, NL, 24 p. March, 2015
  4. Fingas, M., Burning on Land , Unofficial Report Given at INTERSPILL Conference, Amsterdam, NL, 10 p. March, 2015
  5. Fingas, M., Review of Diluted Bitumens, Serial presented in the ISCO Newsletter, 9 issues, 30 p., November 8, 2014 to January 11, 2015
  6. Fingas, M., “Appendix B: Ice Terminology”, Appendix B in Handbook of Oil Spill Science and Technology, M. Fingas, Editor; John Wiley and Sons Inc., NY, pp. 685-680, 2015.
  7. Fingas, M., “Appendix C: Conversions”, Appendix C in Handbook of Oil Spill Science and Technology, M. Fingas, Editor; John Wiley and Sons Inc., NY, pp. 683, 2015.
  8. Fingas, M., A Review of Literature Related to Oil Spill Dispersants 2011-2014, Prince William Sound Regional Citizens' Advisory Council (PWSRCAC) Report, Anchorage, Alaska, 52 p., August, 2014
  9. Fingas, M., Review of Diluted Bitumen Properties Relevant to Spill Cleanup, Workshop on Heavy Oils, Detroit, Michigan, 31 p., September, 2014
  10. Fingas, M., In-situ Burning of Oil, Western Canada Spill Services Report, Calgary, Alberta, 81 p., August, 2014
  11. Fingas, M., Review of Monitoring Protocols for Dispersant Effectiveness, Prince William Sound Regional Citizens' Advisory Council (PWSRCAC) Report, Anchorage, Alaska, 191 p., May, 2014
  12. Fingas, M., Proposed New Dispersant Application Monitoring Protocol, Prince William Sound Regional Citizens' Advisory Council (PWSRCAC) Report, Anchorage, Alaska, 97 p., May, 2014
  13. Fingas, M., Review of Emissions from Oil Fires, In Proceedings of the International Oil Spill Conference, Savannah Georgia, 12 p. May, 2014.
  14. Fingas, M., Oil Behaviour in Ice-Infested Waters, In Proceedings of the International Oil Spill Conference, Savannah Georgia, 12 p. May, 2014.
  15. Fingas, M., A Review of Natural Dispersion Models, Unofficial Report Given to International Oil Spill Conference, Savannah Georgia, 2 p. May, 2014.
  16. Fingas, M., Models for Water-in-Oil Emulsion Formation , Unofficial Report Given to International Oil Spill Conference, Savannah Georgia, 6 p. May, 2014.
  17. Fingas, M., Review of Diluted Bitumens Relevant to Spill Cleanup, Western Canada Spill Services Report, Calgary, Alberta, 34 p., March, 2014
  18. Fingas, M., Comments on Lessons Learned - Heavy Oil Recovery, Western Canada Spill Services Report, Calgary, Alberta, 7 p., March, 2014
  19. Fingas, M., Diluted Bitumens, Western Canada Spill Services Report, Calgary, Alberta, 3 p., March, 2014
  20. Fingas, M., What is a good number for minimum temperature in Prince William Sound? Prince William Sound Regional Citizens' Advisory Council (PWSRCAC) Report, Anchorage, Alaska, 3 p., January, 2014