In thermodynamics, Howard Reiss (c.1934-) is an American physical chemist noted for his 1965 Methods of Thermodynamics, the second chapter of which, entitled “Mathematical Apparatus”, he gives a fairly decent overview of mathematical thermodynamics on the mathematical structure underlying thermodynamics.
Reiss completed his PhD at Columbia University and is currently is a physical chemistry professor emeritus of the University of California, Los Angeles. 
1. Reiss, Howard. (1965). Methods of Thermodynamics (ch. 2: Mathematical Apparatus, pgs. 20-31). Dover.
2. (a) Howard Reiss (faculty) – University of California, Los Angeles.
(b) Howard Reiss (overview) – Chem.UCLA.edu.
● Reiss, Howard – WorldCat Identities.