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Anisimov Named Distinguished University Professor

Anisimov Named Distinguished University Professor


Mikhail Anisimov, professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering with a joint appointment in the Institute for Physical Science and Technology (IPST), has been named a University of Maryland (UMD) Distinguished University Professor, the most prestigious internal honor on the campus. Fewer than 65 active professors have received this designation.

Anisimov began at UMD as a visiting professor in 1994 and became an affiliate professor in 1996. He’s been a full-time faculty member since 2002 in the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering (ChBE) and IPST.

Anisimov's research interests are in mesoscopic and nanoscale thermodynamics, critical phenomena, and phase transitions in soft matter. His current research includes supercooled water, which studies the properties of water below 0 degrees C; self-assembly of small molecules in aqueous solutions; and the effect of fluctuations on the behavior of smooth interfaces. His research in these areas earned him the Touloukian Award in 2015, which is given once every three years for outstanding contributions to thermophysical properties, as well as a University System of Maryland Regents' Faculty Award for Excellence in Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activity (2015).

Anisimov is not only celebrated within the UMD community, but also externally with fellows in the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE), American Physical Society (APS), American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), International Academy of Refrigeration, and the Newtonian Society.

September 6, 2016


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