Keynote Speakers

Mark McLinden

National Institute of Standards and Technology, USA

Dr. McLinden is a chemical engineer in the Applied Chemicals and Materials Division of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) in Boulder, Colorado, where his research focuses on the measurement of fluid properties. He received a BS degree from the University of Missouri-Columbia and MS and PhD degrees from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He joined what was then the National Bureau of Standards in 1984 and worked in the Thermal Machinery Group of NBS–Gaithersburg, where he developed an equation of state for refrigerant mixtures, carried out analytical studies on the optimum thermodynamic characteristics of refrigerants, and constructed an experimental apparatus to measure evaporative heat transfer coefficients. He joined the Thermophysical Properties Division (now the Applied Chemicals and Materials Division) of NIST in Boulder in 1988 where his research through the 1990s focused on the properties of alternatives to the ozone-depleting CFC and HCFC refrigerants. His current focus is on highly accurate measurements of fluid properties over wide ranges of temperature and pressure and the design and fabrication of instruments for such measurements. The current interest in low-GWP alternatives to the HFC refrigerants has reignited his research in the refrigerants area. He is the author or coauthor of more than 100 peer-reviewed publications and has received several awards related to his refrigerants research.