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William M. (Mickey) Haynes

by Linda Wang
July 11, 2016 | APPEARED IN VOLUME 94, ISSUE 28

William Mickey Haynes
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Credit: Courtesy of the Haynes family
Credit: Courtesy of the Haynes family

Mickey Haynes, 73, died on Feb. 25 in Boulder, Colo.

“Haynes joined what was then the National Bureau of Standards (now the National Institute of Standards & Technology) in 1970 as a National Research Council Postdoctoral Associate after completing his Ph.D. He developed novel approaches and instrumentation for measurements of both transport and thermodynamic properties of fluids. He was a fellow of the American Physical Society and received many awards, but mainly, he was a superb mentor and leader in the thermophysics community. Since retiring from NIST, he served as editor-in-chief of the ‘CRC Handbook of Chemistry and Physics’ since 2010 (91st edition).”—Thomas J. Bruno, colleague at NIST

Most recent title: editor-in-chief, “CRC Handbook of Chemistry and Physics”

Education: B.S., physics, 1965, M.S., physics, 1967, Ph.D., physics, 1970, University of Virginia

Survivors: wife, Toni; son, Michael; and one grandchild

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