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About the Author
Profile of Dr. Haynes
Mickey Haynes joined the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) in 1970 as a National Research Council Postdoctoral Research Associate after completing his Ph.D. in physics at the University of Virginia. During this associateship, he carried out an experimental program on the viscosity of cryogenic fluids. In 1972 he became a permanent staff member and was involved in research on measurements and correlations of the thermophysical properties of fluids and fluid mixtures of scientific and industrial interest. He was involved in major projects on the properties of natural gas, cryogenic fluids, air, alternative refrigerants, and ammonia/water systems. Mickey was responsible for the development of state-of-the-art apparatus for measurements of both transport and thermodynamic properties of fluids (e.g., magnetic suspension densimeters and torsional crystal viscometers). The apparatus were used for fluid thermophysical property measurements at low and high temperatures and at extreme pressures; and for the development of empirical and theoretical models for the prediction of fluid properties.
In 1985, Mickey became Group Leader of the Properties of Fluids Group in the Thermophysics Division and served in that capacity for ten years. In 1989 he assumed the position of Deputy Chief of the Thermophysics Division, which was reorganized and became the Physical and Chemical Properties Division in 1996. While remaining in the Deputy Chief position, Mickey became the Assistant Director for Boulder of the Chemical Science and Technology Laboratory (CSTL) in 1994. He stayed in these positions until becoming the Chief of the Physical and Chemical Properties Division in 1999. Mickey remained in this position until he retired from the NIST in January 2003.
Mickey served on the Editorial Boards of the Journal of Chemical and Engineering Data, Review of Scientific Instruments, and Cryogenics. At the request of the ASME Heat Transfer Division Committee on Thermophysical Properties, he was Chair and Organizer of the 13th and 14th Symposia on Thermophysical Properties in 1997 and 2000, respectively. Mickey has been previously active on ASTM Committee D03 on Gaseous Fuels (Chair of the ASTM Subcommitte D03.08 on Thermophysical Properties) and the ASME K-7 Committee on Thermophysical Properties. He has recently served on the International Advisory Committees of the 16th and 17th European Conferences on Thermophysical Properties, the 6th and 7th Asian Thermophysical Properties Conferences, and the 17th IUPAC Conference on Chemical Thermodynamics. Mickey was elected as a Fellow of the American Physical Society in 1999 and has received several Department of Commerce (DOC)/NIST awards.
Since his retirement from the NIST in 2003, Mickey has remained active in several areas. Currently, he is a Scientist Emeritus in CSTL. He has been the Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Thermophysics since 1997. Mickey was the President of the Executive Board responsible for organization of THERMO International, a joint conference comprised of the 16th Symposium on Thermophysical Properties, the 19th IUPAC Conference on Chemical Thermodynamics, and the 61st Calorimetry Conference held in Boulder in August, 2006. He has been a member of the ASME K-7 Committee on Thermophysical Properties since 1992 and is currently serving on the Touloukian Award Committee. Since 1998, Mickey has been a permanent member of the International Organizing Committee of the European Conference on Thermophysical Properties; he has also served on the International Advisory Committee of the Asian Thermophysical Properties Conference.