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Expert in Phase Equilibria, Thermodynamics

Expert ID: 108215 California, USA

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Expert (pronounced Prows-nitz) has expertise in the applications of molecular thermodynamics to chemical process design. He has extensive experience in the calculation of properties required for chemical process design, especially separation operations. Expert is highly competent in the areas of solution thermodynamics, as well as chemical and phase equilibrium. Expert has consulted extensively regarding thermodynamics for the National Bureau of Standards and for major companies in the U.S. and Europe. This work has included projects involving petroleum and natural gas, polymers and gels, petrochemicals, cryogenic processes, and separation processes such as adsorption, extraction, distillation, and precipitation.

Expert is a specialist in the thermodynamic properties of pure and mixed fluids, including properties at high pressures and unusual conditions. He is also knowledgeable of the thermodynamic laws, variables, and relationships of these fluids. In addition, he is knowledgeable regarding fluid thermophysical properties, equations of state, and models for activity coefficients.

Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: San Jose, California - San Francisco, California - Sacramento, California - Oakland, California - Stockton, California - Fremont, California - Modesto, California - Salinas, California - Santa Rosa, California - Hayward, California

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Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1955 Degree: PhD Subject: Chemical Engineering Institution: Princeton University
Year: 1951 Degree: MS Subject: Chemical Engineering Institution: University of Rochester
Year: 1950 Degree: BChE Subject: Chemical Engineering Institution: Cornell University

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 1975 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Principal Investigator Department: Chemical Sciences Division Responsibilities:
Years: 1955 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Professor Department: Responsibilities:

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Associations / Societies
Expert is a member of several professional associations, including the National Academy of Sciences, the National Academy of Engineering, the Bunsengesellschaft, and the ACS.
Awards / Recognition
He is a Fellow of AIChE and AAAS. He has received many honors and awards, including the 1990 Solvay Prize and the 1987 Carl-von-Linde Gold Medal. He also was awarded honorary Doctor of Engineering degrees from the Technical University of Berlin, the University of L'Aquila in Italy, Princeton University, and University of Padua, Italy. The 2003 National Medal of Science was conferred on March 14, 2005.
Publications and Patents Summary
He has authored or co-authored more than 650 research articles in the technical literature. He has also published a textbook and five monographs concerned with phase-equilibrium thermodynamics.

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