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Emeritus Professor and accomplished researcher publishes autobiography in International Journal of Thermophysics

An invited autobiography by Distinguished University Professor Emeritus Jan V. Sengers (IPST / Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering) was published by Springer in the International Journal of Thermophysics, Volume 41, Article 117.

The autobiography, “Encountering Surprises in Thermophysics” recounts his education in The Netherlands, his marriage to Anneke Levelt and his 60 years of involvement in experimental research.  Sengers discusses his experimental research and his collaborations with IPST faculty Bob Dorfman, Ted Kirkpatrick, and Mikhail Anisimov, among others.

Sengers joined the Institute for Molecular Physics at the University of Maryland in 1968.  In 1976 the Institute for Molecular Physics was merged with the Institute for Fluid Dynamics and Applied Mathematics to become the Institute for Physical Science and Technology (IPST).

A native of Heiloo, The Netherlands, Sengers earned his Ph.D. in 1962 from the University of Amsterdam.  He is an elected Fellow of several scientific organizations, including  the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the American Physical Society, and the American Society of Mechanical Engineers.  He is a Correspondent of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Sciences.  With Anneke Levelt, he was awarded a Doctor Honoris Causa, from the Technical University Delft in 1992.