George Hyfantis Jr.

George J. Hyfantis, Jr., Ph.D., P.E.
Managing Principal

Dr. Hyfantis is the principal manager and engineer for QE² and is responsible for the oversight of all staff, project managers and senior level staff. Dr. Hyfantis coordinates the efforts of staff to ensure efficient delivery of QE² services. Founder and President of QE², Dr. Hyfantis has 37 years of experience in the environmental engineering industry. He specializes in site assessments, emergency response, environmental remediation, indoor air quality and solid and hazardous waste management area. Dr. Hyfantis is a Certified Hazardous Materials Manager and is co-author of the first Certified Hazardous Materials Manager’s Manual (1987). His experience encompasses a wide range of environmental activities that have been conducted on a broad base of contracts.

Dr. Hyfantis has served as an international consultant to Taiwan, Thailand, Hungary, Czech Republic, Slovakia, and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. This work regarded environmental infrastructure improvements and regulations. Additionally, Dr. Hyfantis’ work has included extensive consulting services for State Agencies, municipalities, transit authorities, and private sector corporations covering a broad variety of environmental concerns. Before founding QE², he was President of International Waste Management Systems, Vice President of Environmental Systems Corporation, and Manager of the Regional Waste Management Program for the Tennessee Valley Authority. During his tenure with TVA, Dr. Hyfantis was the Federal on-site coordinator for emergency responses. Dr. Hyfantis has been an adjunct professor of Environmental Engineering at the University of Tennessee for 35 years.


Ph.D. Environmental Engineering, Vanderbilt University
M.S. Radiation Chemistry, West Virginia University
B.S. Chemistry, Waynesburg College


Professional Engineer, TN (14150), NC (9928), AL (18620)
CHMM, Master Level (788)

Affiliations and Memberships

Adjunct Professor; University of Tennessee, Department of Civil Engineering
American Chemical Society
American Society of Civil Engineers
Former Board Chairman, Advanced Tank Certification, Inc.
International Advisory Board, Journal of Cleaner Production
Institute of Hazardous Materials Managers
Member, Tennessee Petroleum Underground Storage Tank and Solid Waste Disposal Board


In his spare time Dr. Hyfantis is avid boater, spending as much time on the water as possible. He is also a soccer referee and a drummer in his church band and a local rock and roll band: The Hobbie Skaggs Band.