Steven W Van Sciver

Emeritus Professor

Magnet Science & Technology, Scientific Staff

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Contact Information

Email vnsciver@magnet.fsu.edu
Phone (850) 644-0998
Fax (850) 644-0867
Address 1800 E. Paul Dirac Dr.
Tallahassee , FL 32310-3706
Building NHMFL FSU

Educational Background

  • Ph. D. Condensed Matter Physics, Univ. of Washington, 1976
  • M.S. Physics, Univ. of Washington, 1972
  • B.S. Engineering Physics, Lehigh University, 1970 (Summa Cum Laude)

Research Interests

  • • Heat and mass transfer in liquid helium and other cryogens
  • • High Reynolds number fluid dynamics
  • • Cryogenic two phase flow
  • • Flow visualization in cryogenics
  • • He II cooling of space based experiments
  • • Development of advanced fuels for space applications
  • • Cooling systems for superconducting magnets
  • • Properties of materials and fluids at low temperature
  • • Instrumentation for cryogenic systems

Professional Experience

  • The Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida
  • • Distinguished Research Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, FAMU-FSU College of Engineering (1991-present)
  • • Engineering staff Magnet Science and Technology, National High Magnetic Field Laboratory-Florida State University (2003 present)
  • • Director of Magnet Science and Technology, National High Magnetic Field Laboratory-Florida State University (1997-2003)
  • • Program Manager, National High Magnetic Field Laboratory-Florida State University (1991-1997)
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison, Wisconsin
  • • Assistant, Associate and Full Professor, Departments of Nuclear Engineering and Engineering Physics and Mechanical Engineering (1979-1991)
  • • Associate Director, Applied Superconductivity Center (1985-1991)
  • • Research Associate & Assistant Scientist, Applied Superconductivity Center (1976-9)
  • Other Institutions
  • • Visiting Researcher, Electrotechnical Laboratory, Ibaraki, Japan (1986)
  • • Visiting Scientist, CEA/Saclay France (1981)

Awards, Honors, and Service

  • Cryogenic Engineering Conference- Student Meritorious Paper Award (2015)
  • CEC Student Paper Award (2013)
  • Mendelssohn Award from International Cryogenic Engineering Society (2010)
  • Fellow, Cryogenics Society of America (2007)
  • Named FSU John H. Gorrie Professor of Mechanical Engineering (2006)
  • Taught short course on Cryogenics to Particle Accelerator School (2004)
  • Member of review committee for Fermi National Laboratory Magnet Development (2002)
  • International Advisory Committee to the Korean Center for Applied Superconductivity (2002)
  • Chair of MECO Interim Magnet Design Review, Brookhaven, NY, September, 10-11 (2001)
  • Elected Fellow of the ASME (2000)
  • Review committee for the DOE Superconductivity Program Review, Washington, DC, July (1999)
  • Program committee for the 16th International Magnet Technology Conference, Point Verde, FL, September (1999)
  • Review committee for the ATLAS project, in the area of internal cryogenics, Geneva, Switzerland, November 13-14 (1998)
  • Distinguished Research Professor (1997)
  • NSF Chautauqua Course. Lecture on Cryogenics, at the NHMFL, June (1996)
  • Book review of "Introduction to High Temperature Superconductivity" by Thomas Sheahan, Plenum Press for Nature (1995)
  • Critical Configuration Review of TPX Project at Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory, January 25-27 (1994)
  • Review Committee for the Texas National Research Laboratory Commission (1994)
  • American Editor, Cryogenics Journal (1994)

Publications and Scientific Activities

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