Kyle Smith

 Kyle Smith
Kyle Smith
Associate Professor
(217) 300-0928
4419 Mechanical Engineering Lab

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Education

  • B.S., Mechanical Engineering, Purdue University, 2007
  • Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, Purdue University, 2012

Academic Positions

  • Post-Doctoral Research Associate, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, September 2012 - July 2014
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical Science and Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, August 2014 - present
  • Faculty Affiliate, Computational Science and Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, August 2014 - present
  • Faculty Affiliate, Beckman Institute, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, August 2016 - present
  • Faculty Affiliate, Materials Science and Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, October 2017 - present

Research Interests

  • Microstructure and Transport in Heterogeneous and Porous Materials
  • Mass, Charge, Heat, and Fluid Transport in Electrochemical Systems
  • Multi-scale Computational Modeling
  • Electrochemical Separations and Energy Storage

Selected Articles in Journals

Patents

  • Smith, K.C. and R. Dmello (2017), “Desalination Devices,” US 11,053,142.

Teaching Honors

  • Spring 2019 Teacher Ranked as Excellent, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Collins Scholar, College of Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (April 24, 2015)

Research Honors

  • 2018 ISE-Elsevier Prize for Applied Electrochemistry (2018)

Improvement Activities

  • Collins Scholars Program, Academic Excellence in Engineering Education (AE3), College of Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Fall 2014-Spring 2015.

Recent Courses Taught

  • ME 320 AE1 (ME 320 AL1, ME 320 AE2, ME 320 AL2, ME 320 OL2, ME 320 ZJO) - Heat Transfer
  • ME 512 - Physicochemical Hydrodynamics
  • ME 520 - Heat Conduction
  • ME 598 KCS - Physicochemical Hydrodynamics