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W. M. "Mickey" Haynes (Scientist Emeritus)

Mickey Haynes joined the National Bureau of Standards 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 in January 2003. 

Haynes 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's K-7 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 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 a Fellow of the American Physical Society in 1999 and has received several Department of Commerce (DOC)/NIST awards.

Since his retirement in 2003, Mickey has remained active in several areas.  Currently, he is a Scientist Emeritus in the Applied Chemicals and Materials Division of the Material Measurement Laboratory (MML).  Mickey has been the Editor-in-Chief of the CRC Handbook of Chemistry and Physics since 2010 (91st edition).  He has been the Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Thermophysics since 1997.  He was the President of the Executive Board responsible for organization of THERMO International 2006, 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 was chair of the Touloukian Award Committee from 2009 to 2012.  Since 1998, Mickey has been a permanent member of the International Organizing Committee of the European Conference on Thermophysical Properties; he is also currently serving on the International Advisory Committee of the Asian Thermophysical Properties Conference.  In addition to these technical activities, Mickey tries to find time during his "retirement" for his other interests such as golf, squash, hiking, biking, and travel.

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Scientist Emeritus
Thermophysical Properties

Employment History:

1970 - Postdoctoral Research Associate (NBS)
1972 - NBS Boulder Staff Member
1985 - Group Leader, Properties of Fluids Group
1989 - 2003 -  Deputy Division Chief, Physical and Chemical Properties Division
1994 - 2003 - Assistant Director for Chemical Science and Technology Laboratory


Ph.D. Physics - University of Virginia


Phone: 303-497-3247
Email: william.haynes@nist.gov
Fax: 303-497-5044