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Anneke Levelt Sengers

Anneke Levelt Sengers

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Anneke Levelt Sengers
Born (1929-03-04) March 4, 1929 (age 89)
Amsterdam, Netherlands
Nationality Dutch
Other names Johanna Levelt Sengers
Alma mater University of Amsterdam
Spouse(s) Jan Vincent Sengers[1]
Children four
Scientific career
Fields physics
Institutions NIST

Johanna Maria Henrica (Anneke) Levelt Sengers (born 4 March 1929) is a Dutch physicist known for her work on critical states of fluids. She retired from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) in 1994, after a 31 year career there.[2] She currently co-chairs the InterAmerican Network of Academies of Sciences women for science program.[3]

Education and career

Born on 4 March 1929[4] in Amsterdam,[5] Netherlands,[6] Levelt Sengers earned candidaats[7] (an undergraduate degree) in physics and chemistry from the University of Amsterdam in 1950, and completed her Ph.D. from the same university in 1958. She emigrated to the United States in 1963 and joined the National Bureau of Standards (later renamed to NIST).[6]

Awards and honors

In 1990, Levelt Sengers became a corresponding member of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences.[8] In 1992, Delft University of Technology gave her an honorary doctorate. She is a fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, the American Physical Society, and the American Association for the Advancement of Science,[2] and a member of the National Academy of Engineering and National Academy of Sciences.[9] She was the L'Oréal-UNESCO Award for Women in Science 2003 Laureate for North America,[9] and the 2006 winner of the ASME Yeram S. Touloukian Award.[10] In 2015, the IANAS Women for Science Program announced an award for young women scientists would be named the Anneke Levelt-Senger Prize (sic) in her honor.[11]


  1. ^ Johanna Levelt Sengers CWP and Regents of the University of California
  2. ^ a b "Johanna M.H. Anneke Levelt Sengers (Scientist Emeritus)", Selected Employee Profiles, National Institute of Standards and Technology Chemical Science and Technology Laboratory, Thermophysical Properties Division, retrieved 29 October 2015 .
  3. ^ Women for Science, InterAmerican Network of Academies of Sciences, retrieved 29 October 2015 .
  4. ^ Tiffany K. Wayne (2011). American Women of Science Since 1900: Essays A-H. 1. Greenwood publishing group. p. 614. ISBN 978-1-59884-158-9. 
  5. ^ Johanna Maria Henrica Levelt The Chris Sengers Pages
  6. ^ a b (Anneke) Levelt Sengers - Institute for Physical Science and ...
  7. ^ Johanna M. Levelt-Sengers The National Institute of Standards and Technology
  8. ^ "Johanna Levelt Sengers". Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences. Retrieved 24 January 2016. 
  9. ^ a b "Levelt Sengers Garners L'Oréal UNESCO Award", Chemical & Engineering News, American Chemical Society, vol. 81 no. 13, p. 47, March 31, 2003 .
  10. ^ "Yeram S. Touloukian Award", International Journal of Thermophysics, ASME, 9 (5): 631, 1988, Bibcode:1988IJT.....9..631., doi:10.1007/BF00503231, retrieved 29 October 2015 .
  11. ^ "The University of Trinidad and Tobago - School of Postgraduate Studies, Research and Development". The University of Trinidad and Tobago. 19 October 2015. Retrieved 30 October 2015. 

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