Steven Fernandez

Steven Fernandez

Senior Research & Development Staff

Phone: (865) 576-3565
Fax: (865) 241-6261
Email: fernandezsj@ornl.gov

Education

Ph.D., Chemistry, University of  Idaho, Moscow, 1984
M.S., Chemical Engineering/Air Pollution Science, Washington State University, Pullman, 1977
B.S., Chemical Physics, Centre College of Kentucky, Danville, 1975

Expertise

Critical Infrastructure Modeling
Electric grid modeling and simulation

Professional Experience

2007- Present, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Sr. Research Scientist
2003-2007, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Group Leader
1999-2003, Idaho National Engineering & Environmental Laboratory, Manager, Infrastructure
      Protection Systems
1998-1999, INEEL, Manager, Emerging Programs
1997-1998, INEEL, Special Detail, Office of Deputy Asst. Sec. of Defense for Chemical Demilitarization
1994-1997, INEEL, Manager, National Security Programs
1985-1994, INEEL, Manager, Nuclar/Environmental Measurements
1977-1985, INEEL, Project/Group Leader, Airborne Waste Mgt. Programs

Awards & Recognition

  • Organizational – R&D 100 Award Liquid Tritium Monitor, 1987
  • Organizational – R&D 100 Award  Isotope Ratioing Mass Spectrometer, 1989        
  •  Nominee for Hispanic Engineer of the Year, Idaho National Laboratory, 1995                                 
  • Establishing the Critical Infrastructure Protection Test Range, Idaho National Laboratory, 2002                           

Selected Publications

Miller DH, Fernandez SJ, Rasmussen RA.  Evaluation of Carbon Black for Determining Atmospheric Chlorine by Neutron Activation Analysis.  Radiochem. Radioanal. Letters.  1977; 30:235-240.

Ghuman GS, Motes BG, Fernandez SJ.  Deposition and Resuspension of Antimony-125 and Cesium-137 in the Soil Plant System in the Environment of a Nuclear Fuel Reprocessing Plant.  1989; WINCO-11498.

Fernandez SJ, Murphy LP, Hohorst FA, Rankin RA.  Determination of Elemental Iodine by Gas Chromatography with Electron Capture Detection.  Analytical Chemistry.  1984; 1285-1288.

Ghuman GS, Motes BG, Fernandez SJ.  Deposition and Resuspension of Antimony-125 and Cesium-137 in the Soil Plant System in the Environment of a Nuclear Fuel Reprocessing Plant.  1989; WINCO-11498.

Ghuman GS, Motes BG, Fernandez SJ, Guardipee KW, McManus GW, Wilcox CM, Weesner FJ. Distribution of Antimony‑125, Cesium‑137, and Iodine‑129 in the Soil Plant System around a Nuclear Fuel Reprocessing Plant.  Journal of Environmental Radioactivity.  1993; 21:161‑176.

Toole L, Flaim S, Fernandez SJ, Bossert J, Bush B, Neenan B.  Effects of Climate Change on California Energy Security.  LA-UR-06-0984 in SSR 2006: International Symposium on Systems & Human Science, Vienna, Austria, 6–8 March 2006.Fernandez S.J., Survivable Subnetworks.  EC-NSF Workshop Report, R&D Strategy for a Dependable Information Society EU-US Collaboration.  Dusseldorf, Germany  2001.

Fernandez SJ.  US Laboratory Critical Infrastructure Protection Modeling Capability, report LA-UR-04-0145, presented to the Japanese National Police Department Delegation to the US, April, 2004.

Fernandez, S.J,, National Infrastructure Simulation and Analysis Center, within report INL/EXT-06-11464, Critical Infrastructure Interdependency Modeling: A Survey of U.S. and International Research to the Technical Support Working Group.  2006.

Fernandez, SJ, Toole GL, Salazar ML.  Tradeoffs of Water and Power: Analysis of the Evolution of the Electric Grid under Water Substitution Drivers, Infrastructure Risk and Renewal: The Clash of Blue and Green – A PERI  Symposium. 2008 Online.

Flaim, S., S. J. Fernandez, and L. Toole.(2005) , Effects of Climate Change on California Energy Security,  LAUR-05-0883.

Quirk, M.D., and S. J. Fernandez ,  Robustness for Multi-scale Critical Missions, Journal of Homeland Security and Emergency Response, Online, Vol. 2. (2005)

Li, H., Fernandez, S. and A.R. Ganguly (2008): Racial Segregation, Economic Growth, and Natural Disaster Resilience, The North American Regional Science Council, Annual Meeting, New York, November.

Ganguly, A.R., Whitmeyer, J.M., Omitaomu, O.A., Hadzikadic, M., Gilman, P., Brecke, P.K., Khouja, M.J., Fernandez, S.J., Eichelberger, C.N., McLean, A.L., Yu, J., Middleton, E.J., Carmichael, T.D., Saric, A. and M. Sun (2008): Towards a characterization and systematic evaluation framework for theories and models of human, societal, behavioral, and cultural processes, ORNL/TM-2008/062, Oak Ridge National Laboratory .

Fernandez, Steven J, Brecke, Peter, Carmichael, Theodore D, Eichelberger, Christopher N, Ganguly, Auroop R, Hadzikadic, Mirsad, Jiao, Yu, Khouja, Moutaz J, McLean, Angus L, Middleton, Erin J, Omitaomu, Olufemi A, Saric, Amar, Sun, Min, Whitmeyer, Joseph M, Gilman, Paul, O'Maonaigh, Heather C (2008): Actionable Capability for Social and Economic Systems (ACSES), ORNL/TM-2008/088, Oak Ridge National Laboratory.

Fernandez, S., Li, H. and A.R. Ganguly (2008): Racial Segregation, Economic Growth, and Resilience to Natural Disasters, Joint Assembly of the American Geophysical Union, Fort Lauderdale, FL, May.

Fernandez, S.J., Rose, A.N., and Bright, E.D.,Landscan Data sets for Automating Simulation Set-up while Accomodating Multiple Modeling Approaches within a Flexible Simulation Platform, presented Human, Behavioral, interoperability Conference, June 23-24, 2009.

Related Significant Projects

PI: “Synthetic Laboratory” June 2007 to May 2008, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency.

Project Lead, “National SCADA Test Bed”, 2001 to 2003, Department of Energy.

Senior Leadership, National Infrastructure Simulation and Analysis Center, 2003 to 2006. Department of Homeland Security.

LANL  Lead, Visualization and Modeling Working Group, 2003 to 2007, Department of Energy.

Related Conference Presentations

Fernandez SJ.  Survivable Subnetworks.  EC-NSF Workshop Report, R&D Strategy for a Dependable Information Society EU-US Collaboration.  Dusseldorf, Germany  2001.

Toole L, Flaim S, Fernandez SJ, Bossert J, Bush B, Neenan B.  Effects of Climate Change on California Energy Security.  LA-UR-06-0984 in SSR 2006: International Symposium on Systems & Human Science, Vienna, Austria, 6–8 March 2006.

Fernandez SJ, Bush B, Toole GL, Dauelsberg L, Flaim S, Thayer GR,  Ivey A.  Predicting Hurricane Impacts on the Nation’s Infrastructure: Lessons Learned from the 2005 Hurricane Season.  in Second International Conference on Global Warming, Santa Fe, New Mexico, 17–21 July 2006