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Johanna M.H. Levelt Sengers Curriculum Vitae

Areas of Research

  • Critical phenomena in fluids, fluid mixtures and ionic fluids
  • Thermodynamic properties of industrially important fluids
  • Properties of water and steam, including supercritical states
  • Properties of supercritical fluid (incl. aqueous) mixtures
  • History of the Dutch School of Thermodynamics

Research visits

  • Visiting lecturer and researcher, Julius Institute and Physics Department, University of Utrecht, Netherlands, June - August 1999.
  • Alexander von Humboldt Researcher, Lehrstuhl fűr Physikalische Chemie II, Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Germany, Aug. 1991 - Feb. 1992.
  • Regents' Professor, Department of Chemistry, University of California at Los Angeles, April - June 1982.
  • Research Scientist at the Institute for Theoretical Physics, Amsterdam, September 1, 1974 – Sept. 1, 1975.
  • Visiting Lecturer, Physics Department, University of Louvain, Belgium, Spring 1971.
  • Postdoctoral Research Associate, University of Wisconsin, Institute of Theoretical Chemistry, academic year 1958 - 1959.


(Co-) author of 100 archival publications, 19 publications in conference proceedings, two magazine articles, three encyclopedia articles, 12 reports, four book reviews, 14 book chapters, and three books.

Link to detailed list of Dr. Levelt-Sengers' Publications

Link to detailed list of Dr. Levelt-Sengers' Talks

Professional Societies

  • American Association for the Advancement of Science, Fellow
  • American Physical Society, Fellow
  • American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Fellow
  • American Society of Chemical Engineers
  • Division of Physical Chemistry, American Chemical Society
  • Netherlands Physical Society
  • European Physical Society
  • Sigma XI
  • International Association for the Properties of Water and Steam:
    • President, 1991, 1992
    • Honorary Fellow, 1994
    • U.S. National Representative, 1990 to 2003

Committee Assignments

  • International Association for Properties of Water and Steam (IAPWS)
  • American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME): Member, Research Subcommittee on the Properties of Water and Steam
  • Peer Committee, Section 3, National Academy of Engineering, 1998-2001
  • NRC Liaison, Section 31, National Academy of Sciences, 1998-2010
  • Committee on Membership, Section 3, National Academy of Engineering, 2004-2006
  • Class III member at large, National Academy of Sciences, 2004, 2005
  • NAE Founders and Bueche Awards Selection Committee, 2011, 2012
  • Standards Alumni Association, Portrait Gallery Committee Chair, 2004-2008
  • Advisory Panel “Women for Science” co-chair, InterAcademy Council (IAC), 2004-2006
  • Co-Chair, Women for Science Working Group (WfS-WG), InterAmerican Network of Academies of Sciences (IANAS), 2010-2013
  • Member, External Advisory Committee, UMD ADVANCE Program for Inclusive Excellence, 2011- 2014.

Conferences (co)-organized

  • Gordon Research Conference on Liquids, Holderness, NH, 1985
  • NATO Advanced Summer Institute on Supercritical Fluids, Kemer, Turkey, 1993 (with E. Kiran)
  • 12th Symposium on Thermophysical Properties, Boulder, CO, 1994 (with A. Cezairliyan)
  • Executive and Working Group Meetings, International Association for the Properties of Water and Steam, NIST, Sept. 10-14, 2001, co-Organizer and Chair
  • IAC “Women for Science” Advisory Panel, Paris, France, Feb. 2005. Co-Organizer and Chair (with Manju Sharma)
  • First Focal Points Meeting, InterAcademy Network of Academies of Sciences (IANAS), Women for Science Working Group (WfS-WG); Organizer and Chair, Mexican Academy, Feb. 24-27, 2011. (with Judith Zubieta)
  • Second IANAS WfS-WG Focal Points Meeting, co-Organizer and co-Chair, Panama Technical University, Feb, 9-11, 2012
  • Third IANAS WfS-WG Focal Points Meeting, Organizer and Chair, Chilean Academy of Sciences, Oct. 25-26, 2013.


Created November 21, 2016, Updated November 15, 2019