Allan Harvey, a chemical engineer in the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Material Measurement Laboratory, has been elected as a fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME).
ASME fellows are an elite group, representing less than 3 percent of the 100,000+ ASME members worldwide. Harvey is being recognized for his long-term, dedicated, and expert service to the ASME Research Committee on Water and Steam in Thermal Systems, especially its subcommittee on the Properties of Water and Steam. Harvey is an expert in chemical thermodynamics, molecular science, and frontier areas of computing and molecular simulation.
His research has deepened our understanding of near- and supercritical solutions, leading to predictive estimations of properties for practical applications. He has also initiated international collaborations on ab-initio calculations of nonideality of vapors when needed data are scarce or inaccurate. Harvey has played a central role in disseminating standard reference data for thermophysical properties of water and steam, data which are critical for researchers and engineers in the electric power industry, the chemical process industry and geosciences.