Mikhail Alexeevich Anisimov is a Russian and American interdisciplinary scientist
Anisimov received an Engineer Diploma (Chemical Petroleum Engineering, 1964) from Grozny Petroleum Institute, a Doctor of Philosophy (Physical Chemistry, 1969) from Moscow State University and a Doctor of Science degree (Molecular and Thermal Physics, 1976) from the Kurchatov Institute of Atomic Energy in Moscow.
From 1969 through 1977 Anisimov worked at the United States.S.R. State Committee for Standards and Product Quality Management (Russian: Госстандарт), where his postdoc mentor was Alexander V. Voronel. From 1978 till 1993, Anisimov was professor and chair of the Physics Department of Gubkin Russian State University of Oil and Gas. Since 1994 Anisimov has been working in the United States.A. Currently, he is a professor in the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering and in the Institute for Physical Science and Technology at the University of Maryland, College Park.
Anisimov’s field of research has been thermodynamics of fluids and fluid mixtures, liquid crystals, polymers, and other soft-matter materials.
His research group at the University of Maryland (jointly with January V Sengers ) is one of the leading authorities, nationally and internationally, in the field of critical phenomena and phase transitions. Anisimov works in both theory and experiment, on fundamental problems and on applications.
He has been an author and a co-author of two books, 14 book chapters and review articles and more than 400 published journal and encyclopedia articles, conference proceeding and reports. Anisimov has four children.
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Foreign Member of the Russian Academy of Engineering, 2013
Foreign Member of the Russian Academy of Natural Sciences, 2013
Member of the International Academy of Refrigeration (Ukrainian Branch), 2003.