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Joe W. Magee (Fed)

Chemical Engineer

Joe Magee is a chemical engineer in the Thermodynamics Research Center (TRC) Group. Joe works in the Organics Project as a data analyst with a focus on indexing scientific publications that TRC has acquired but not yet processed to extract all useful information. His current research interests include: thermodynamic, thermochemical and transport property data capture, evaluation, and quality assurance; properties of hydrogen and its simple mixtures; biofuels; aqueous solutions; alternative refrigerants; room temperature molten salts; and proteins. Of late, Joe's research has focused on building equation of state models that accurately reproduce three-dimensional thermodynamic pVT surfaces and their derivative properties including entropy, enthalpy, heat capacity, etc. Recent publications focused on experimental heat capacity of dimethyl ether and on transport properties (viscosity, electrolytic conductivity) for room temperature molten salts.

During an earlier phase of Joe's work at NIST, Joe focused on natural gas mixtures, ammonia-water mixtures, carbon dioxide-rich mixtures, air, natural gas liquids, and supercritical fluids. Dr. Magee’s interest in scientific publishing led him to serve for 8 years as Associate Editor of the ACS’s Journal of Chemical and Engineering Data, as a member of JCED’s Editorial Advisory Board, and as Assistant Editor of the ACS’s Chemical Information Bulletin. He has published more than 100 refereed papers in archival journals and has presented numerous talks before international audiences including the 8th through the 21st Symposia on Thermophysical Properties and the 40th IUPAC Congress (China) and the 20th CODATA Conference (China). He helped organize and served as Co-Chair of the 2006 IUPAC International Conference on Chemical Thermodynamics, which is a part of ThermoInternational 2006, the world’s largest scientific meeting on thermodynamics. Dr. Magee’s educational and mentoring activities include appointments as an Adjunct Professor at the University of Colorado, a Guest Professor at the National Defense Academy of Japan, and a Guest Lecturer at the Xi’an Jiaotong University of China.

Dr. Magee championed advanced degrees in STEM for underrepresented women and men by serving as a founding co-chair and Principal Investigator for the National Science Foundation-supported Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship Program and as a founding co-chair of the Summer High school Intern Program, which are operated on the NIST Boulder campus and provide undergraduate and high school students hands on research experiences with NIST mentors. He is the recipient of NIST Boulder’s Diversity Award and the Building Tomorrow’s Workplace Award and NIST's Diversity/Equal Opportunity Award and Bronze Medal Award. Dr. Magee has been cited in Who’s Who in Science and Engineering. Joe is active in the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (Senior Member) and the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (Fellow).

Supercritical Fluid Thermodynamics: Yang-Yang Critical Anomaly

Molecular Design Foundry: Enabling Separation Processes


NIST Bronze Medal Award, 2016

NIST Diversity/ Equal Opportunity Award, 2016

International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry, Fellow 2009

NIST Boulder Building Tomorrow's Workplace Award, 2005

NIST Boulder Diversity Award, 1999


Reference materials for phase equilibrium studies. 2. Solid–liquid equilibria (IUPAC Technical Report)

Ala Bazyleva, William E. Acree, Vladimir Diky, Glenn T. Hefter, Johan Jacquemin, M. Clara F. Magalhães, Joe W. Magee, Kirk Nordstrom, John O'Connell, James D. Olson, Ilya Polishuk, Kurt A. G. Schmidt, John M. Shaw, J. P. Martin Trusler, Ronald D. Weir
This article is the second of three projected IUPAC Technical Reports on reference materials for phase equilibrium studies. The goal of this project was to

Towards improved FAIRness of the ThermoML Archive

Demian Riccardi, Zachary Trautt, Ala Bazyleva, Eugene Paulechka, Vladimir Diky, Joe W. Magee, Andrei F. Kazakov, Scott Townsend, Chris Muzny
The ThermoML archive is a subset of Thermodynamics Research Center (TRC) data holdings corresponding to cooperation between NIST TRC and five journals: Journal
Created June 18, 2019, Updated January 25, 2023