Thermodynamics dissertations

In education, a thermodynamics dissertation refers to the completion of a masters or doctorates with a dissertation or thesis on a thermodynamics or human thermodynamics subject. Some of these, particularly related to subjects in human thermodynamics, are listed below. Of note, the first thermodynamics doctorate seems to have been, famously, German physicist Max Planck who completed his dissertation on the second law of thermodynamics, through self-study of the works of Rudolf Clausius, under the direction of Hermann Helmholtz.

The following are dissertations in thermodynamics, specifically:


1879Planck 75Max Planck (1858-1947)On the Second Fundamental Theorem of the Mechanical Theory of Heat
(Über den Zweiten Hauptsatz der Mechanischen Wärmetheorie) (PhD)
University of Berlin and University of Munich
1940John Fenn 75John Fenn (1917-)The Thermodynamics of Hydrochloric Acid in Methanol-Water Mixtures (PhD) Yale University
1941Prigogine 75Ilya Prigogine (1917-2003) The Thermodynamics of Irreversible Phenomena (PhD)Free University of Brussels
Advisor: Theophile de Donder
1969Ali Mansoori 75Ali Mansoori (c.1943-)A Variational Approach to the Equilibrium Thermodynamic Properties of Simple Liquids and Phase Transitions (PhD)University of Oklahoma
1969Ronald Fox 75Ronald Fox (1943-)Contributions to the Theory of Nonequilibrium Thermodynamics (PhD)Rockefeller University [5]

See also
‚óŹ Human thermodynamics dissertations

1. FAQ #3: Where is HT headed? - Institute of Human Thermodynamics.
2. Cengel, Yunus A. and Boles, Michael A. (2006). Thermodynamics: an Engineering Approach (ch. 4, pg. 193, ch. 7, pg. 349, ch. 8, pgs. 465-69). McGraw-Hill.
3. Messaging to Libb Thims from turnkey13 on 30 Jan 2009.
4. Ruth, Matthias. (1992). Economic Processes and Environmental Repercussions: Synthesizing Economics, Ecology, and Thermodynamics. Thesis/dissertation. University of Illinois, Urbana.
5. Fox, Ronald F. (1969). Contributions to the Theory of Non-equilibrium Thermodynamics. PhD thesis. Rockefeller University.

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