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Name  Mikhail Anisimov
Fields  Thermodynamics

Mikhail Anisimov
Born  November 2, 1941 Baku, USSR (1941-11-02)
Institutions  University of Maryland, College Park
Known for  Critical Phenomena and Phase Transitions in Fluids
Institution  University of Maryland, College Park

Alma mater  Moscow State University

Mikhail Alexeevich Anisimov (Russian: Михаил Алексе́евич Анисимов, born November 2, 1941 in Baku, Azerbaijan, USSR) is a Russian and American interdisciplinary scientist.


Early life and education

Anisimov received an Engineer Diploma (Chemical Petroleum Engineering, 1964) from Grozny Petroleum Institute, a Ph.D. (Physical Chemistry, 1969) from Moscow State University and a Doctor of Science degree (Molecular and Thermal Physics, 1976) from the Kurchatov Institute of Atomic Energy in Moscow.

From 1969 through 1977 Anisimov worked at the U.S.S.R. State Committee for Standards and Product Quality Management (Russian: Госстандарт), where his postdoc mentor was Alexander V. Voronel. . From 1978 till 1993, Anisimov was professor and chair of the Physics Department of Gubkin Russian State University of Oil and Gas. Since 1994 Anisimov has been working in the U.S.A. Currently, he is a Distinguished University Professor in the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering and in the Institute for Physical Science and Technology at the University of Maryland, College Park.

Research works

Anisimov’s field of research has been thermodynamics of fluids and fluid mixtures, liquid crystals, polymers, and other soft-matter materials. His research group at the University of Maryland (jointly with Jan V. Sengers ) is one of the leading authorities, nationally and internationally, in the field of critical phenomena and phase transitions. Anisimov works in both theory and experiment, on fundamental problems and on applications. He has been an author and a co-author of two books, 14 book chapters and review articles and more than 400 published journal and encyclopedia articles, conference proceeding and reports.

Presonal life

Anisimov has four children. His oldest daughter Tanya Anisimova is an internationally recognized cellist and composer.

Honors and awards

  • University System of Maryland Board of Regents’ Faculty Award, 2015
  • Yeram S. Touloukian Award in Thermophysics (American Society of Mechanical Engineers), 2015
  • Fellow of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers, 2014
  • Foreign Member of the Russian Academy of Engineering, 2013
  • Foreign Member of the Russian Academy of Natural Sciences, 2013
  • Poole and Kent Senior Teaching Award, University of Maryland, College Park, 2007
  • Foundation for Science and Technology International Award, Gunma University, Japan, 2006
  • Member of the International Academy of Refrigeration (Ukrainian Branch), 2003
  • Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, 2002
  • Fellow of the American Physical Society, 1998
  • References

    Mikhail Anisimov Wikipedia