Faculty Profile

Dr. Kevin Connington

TEACHING ASSISTANT PROFESSOR
Room: Carnegie 212
Phone: 201-216-3598
Fax: 201-216-8315
Email: kconning@stevens.edu
School:  Schaefer School of Engineering & Science
Department:  Mechanical Engineering
Education

• Ph.D. Department of Mechanical Engineering, The Johns Hopkins University, 2009

• M.S.E. Department of Mechanical Engineering, The Johns Hopkins University, 2006

• B.S. Department of Mechanical Engineering, The Johns Hopkins University, 2003

Research

• Multiphase Flow, Fluid-Particle Interactions

• Computational Fluid Dynamics: The Lattice Boltzmann Method(LBM), Finite Element Method(FEM), Molecular Dynamics(MD)

• Parallel Computing with MPI, GPU’s

• Turbulence, Atmospheric Flows, Energy Production

• Biological Fluid Flows, Biomimetic Engineering

General Information

• Teaching Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Stevens Institute of Technology, September 2014 - present

• Postdoctoral Research Associate, The Levich Institute for Physico-Chemical Hydrodynamics, The City College of New York, January 2010 - September 2014

• Visiting Scholar, Earth and Environmental Science(EES) Group, Los Alamos National Labs, January 2007 - December 2008

Professional Service

• Journal Reviewer: Computers and Mathematics with Applications, Communications in Computational Physics, Chemical Engineering Communications, European Physics Letters, International Journal of Multiphase Flow, International Journal of Thermal Sciences, Journal of Computational Physics, Journal of Fluids Engineering, Journal of Mechanical Science and Technology

Honors & Awards

• Fellowship Recipient - Broader Impacts for Graduate Students Teaching Engineering Principles(BIGSTEP) Program, The Johns Hopkins University, 2005

Professional Societies

• Member, American Physical Society(APS), Division of Fluid Dynamics(DFD), 2010 - present

Selected Publications
Research Papers
  1. H. Haddadi, S. Shojaei-Zadeh, K. Connington, and J. Morris. (2014). "Suspension flow past a cylinder: Particle interactions with recirculating wakes", J. Fluid Mech. (760), 1-12.
  2. K. Connington and T. Lee. (2013). "Lattice Boltzmann simulations of forced wetting transi- tions of drops on superhydrophobic surfaces", J. Comput. Phys. (250), 601-615.
  3. K. Connington and T. Lee. (2012). "A review of spurious currents in the lattice Boltzmann method for multi-phase flows", J. Mechanical Sci. and Tech. (26), 3857-3863.
  4. K. Connington, Q. Kang, H. Viswanathan, A. Abdel-Fattah, and S. Chen. (2009). "Lattice Boltzmann simulations of peristaltic particle transport", Phys. Fluids. (21), 1-16.
  5. Z. Xia, K. Connington, S. Rapaka, P. Yue, J.J. Fang, and S. Chen. (2009). "Flow patterns in the sedimentation of an elliptical particle", J. Fluid Mech. (625), 249-272.
Courses
  • ME 225 Dynamics
  • ME 234 Mechanical Engineering Thermodynamics