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 Expert  108077

Expert in Thermodynamics

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New Zealand
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Summary of Expertise:

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Expert has been engaged in the evaluation of thermochemical, thermophysical, and transport property data of organic compounds and mixtures. He has extensive experience in developing large databases to store such information. He can consult generally on thermophysical property data for pure organic compounds and mixtures, especially new refrigernat mixtues

Currently Expert is establishing a laboratory to do experimental work on mixtures. Measurements will include vapor-liquid equilibria, heats of mixing of liquids and gases, high pressure PVT, and phase equilibria measurements. In addition measurements are being made on the solubility, octanol/water coeffecients, and partition coeffecients of environmentally harmful compounds.


thermodynamic property


thermophysical property


thermodynamic law


thermodynamic property evaluation


thermodynamic relationship


thermodynamic variable

Expert has had extensive experience in the measurement of properties of materials, including heats of mixing, volumes of mixing, density, conductance of electrolytes, transport properties such as viscosity and diffusion. He is knowledgeable regarding calorimetry, including combustion and heat capacity. He has also conducted PVT measurements on gases.

materials testing


physical property testing



Expert is experienced in both the theory of electrolytes and the measurement of conductance, activity coefficients, enf measurements, transport numbers, and pH.

pH measurement



Expert has been involved in the development of new techniques for the measurement of small quantities of mercury by a laser technique.


trace mercury analysis

Expert is developing new methods (vibrating wire) to measure viscosity of fluids over wide temperature and pressure range.


Expert consulted for DuPont and Honeywell on patent infringement, and made extensive measurements on these fluids.







alternative refrigerant

Expert consulted for DuPont and Honeywell on patent infringement of new refrigerants.


Expert consulted for DuPont and Honeywell on patent infringement concerning new refrigerant blends.

refrigerant blend

Show Secondary and Basic Areas of Expertise

Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
1968   Ph.D.   Physical Chemistry   University of New England, Australia  
1960   B.S. (Hons.)   Physical Chemistry   University of Melbourne  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

1997 to 2003


University of Cangerbury, Christchurch, New Zealand


Department of Chemical and Process Engineering




Expert conducts research into properties of fluids, gas hydrates, ionic liquids, and dew points of natural gas. He is an insructor in thermodynamics and analytical chemistry.

1983 to 1997


Texas A & M University


Thermodynamic Research Center




He was responsible for data evaluation of properties of organic compounds and mixtures.

Career Accomplishments:
Professional Appointments

Since 1991 Expert has been the Editor of the Journal of Chemical and Engineering Data, published by the American Chemical Society. Since 1994 he has been the Editor of the Landolt Bornstein New Series, Numerical Data and Functional Relationships in Science and Technology, Group IV: Physical Chemistry, Volume 8, Thermodynamic Properties of Compounds and Their Mixtures; published by Springer.


In 1969 Expert was awarded the Nuffield Dominion Travelling Fellowship for advanced study in the United Kingdom and in 1972 he was awarded the Rennie Memorial Medal by the Royal Australian Chemical Institute for the most significant contribution to research by an Australian chemist under the age of 32. He was awarded the TEES Fellowships in 1985, 1986, and 1987, and was made a Senior TEES Fellow in 1988 by the Texas Engineering Experiment Station for significant contributions to research. In 1996 he was awarded an Honorary Medal by the Institute of Physical Chemistry, Polish Academy of Science, for significant contribution to the advancement of Physical Chemistry at the Polish Academy of Science.

Publications and Patents Summary

Expert has published over 140 technical papers, 5 books, and edited 15 books.

Selected Publications and Publishers  
 - Oxford: Blackwell  
 - Journal of Chemical & Engineering Data  
 - College Station, TRC  
 - Journal of Physical and Chemical Reference Data  

Consulting Services:
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International Experience:
Years   Country / Region   Summary
1997 to   New Zealand   Expert currently resides in New Zealand.
to   Australia  

Language Skills:
Foreign Language   Description
French   Expert can read French.
German   Expert can read German.

Additional Skills and Services:
Supplier and Vendor Location and Selection

Expert has experience locating vendors of: Chemicals ( development and production); calorimetry equipment; chemicals from the former U.S.S.R.; and, physical and organic chemistry services and equipment.

He has access to the following resources: databases, catalogues, and contacts, especially in the former U.S.S.R.

Other Skills and Services

He has experience in developing contracts for data evaluation at institutes in Russia, Ukraine, Poland, U.K., Czechoslovakia, and Belorussia.


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