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Joe W. Magee

Chemical Engineer

Joe Magee is a chemical engineer in the Thermodynamics Research Center (TRC) Group of the Applied Chemicals and Materials Division of the National Institute of Standards and Technology in Boulder, Colorado. 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. Past research has 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 19th 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. He is active in the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (Senior Member) and the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (Fellow).


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


Yang-Yang Critical Anomaly

Joe W. Magee, Ilmutdin Abdulagatov, Nikolai Polikhronidi, Rabiyat Batyrova
Following a critical review of related research, a method is described to evaluate the Yang-Yang critical anomaly strength function, , from experimental

ThermoData Engine (TDE) Version 10.2 (Pure Compounds, Binary Mixtures, Ternary Mixtures, and Chemical Reactions): NIST Standard Reference Database 103b

Vladimir Diky, Chris D. Muzny, Alexander Y. Smolyanitsky, Ala Bazyleva, Robert D. Chirico, Joe W. Magee, Yauheni Paulechka, Andrei F. Kazakov, Scott A. Townsend, Eric W. Lemmon, Michael D. Frenkel, Kenneth G. Kroenlein
The ThermoData Engine is a software expert system implementing the concept of dynamic data evaluation for thermophysical and thermochemical properties of
Created June 18, 2019