Anisimov Receives USM Regents' Award

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Professor Mikhail Anisimov (ChBE/IPST).

The A. James Clark School of Engineering and the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering (ChBE) extend their congratulations to Professor Mikhail Anisimov (joint, Institute for Physical Science and Technology), who received one of the University System of Maryland's 2015 Board of Regents' Faculty Awards for Scholarship, Research, or Creative Activity. The award includes a $1000 cash prize and a plaque commemorating the honor.

Established in 1995, the Board of Regents' Faculty Awards represent the highest honors given to faculty members throughout the university system. Candidates are reviewed and selected by the Council of University System Faculty and approved by the board in five categories: excellence in teaching; scholarship, research, or creative activities; public service; mentoring; and collaboration.

Anisimov's research interests include critical phenomena and phase transitions in supercooled water, fluids, fluid mixtures, liquid crystals, and surfactant and polymer solutions. He also studies the applications of photon-correlation spectroscopy and high-resolution adibatic calorimetry to soft condensed-matter materials. He has co-authored major works that have affected engineers across a number of fields, including a theory-based calculation for the critical parameters of aqueous solutions of sodium chloride and a new international formulation of thermal conductivity of water and steam.

Anisimov has previously been recognized for excellence in both his research and education. In 2007, he received the Clark School's Poole & Kent Teaching Award for Senior Faculty, and later served as a Distinguished Visiting Professor at The Petroleum Institute in Abu Dhabi, UAE. He is an elected fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the American Institute of Chemical Engineers, the American Physical Society, the International Academy of Refrigeration, and the Newtonian Society. He is also an elected member of the New York Academy of Sciences, the Russian Academy of Engineering, the Russian Academy of Natural Sciences, and the Washington, D.C. Cosmos Club. The 2012 International Symposium on Mesoscale and Fluctuation Dynamics was held in his honor.

Published February 26, 2015