Derek Kuldinow

  • Program Year: 2
  • Academic Institution: Stanford University
  • Field of Study: Multidisciplinary Computational Sciences
  • Academic Advisor: Kentaro Hara
  • Practicum(s):
    Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (2023)
    Los Alamos National Laboratory (2024)
  • Degree(s):
    B.S. Mechanical Engineering, and B.S. Physics, Yale University, 2021


Sheng Mao, Derek Kuldinow, Mikko P. Haataja, and Andrej Kosmrlj. "Phase behavior and morphology of multicomponent liquid mixtures."Soft Matter, 15, no. 6 (2019): 1297-1311.

Derek Kuldinow, Kentaro Hara, Diego Morales, and Christopher Limbach. "Numerical Simulation of Laser and Particle Coupled Beam Propagation." AIAA Propulsion and Energy 2019 Forum, p. 3803. 2019.

Jittisa Ketkaew, Rui Yamada, Hui Wang, Derek Kuldinow, Benjamin Sol Schroers, Wojciech Dmowski, Takeshi Egami, and Jan Schroers. "The effect of thermal cycling on the fracture toughness of metallic glasses." Acta Materialia, 184 (2020): 100-108.

Andres M. Castillo, Derek Kuldinow, and Kentaro Hara. "Collisional effects in a laser and particle coupled beam." AIAA Propulsion and Energy 2020 Forum, p. 3519. 2020.

Prabhat Kumar, Derek Kuldinow, Andres Castillo, Alexandros Gerakis, and Kentaro Hara. "Nonlinear dynamics of coupled light and particle beam propagation." Physical Review 103, no. 4 (2021): 043502.

Derek Kuldinow, Alexis Przybylak, Yizhi Li, Luis J. Perez-Lorenzo, Derek Oberreit, and Juan Fernandez de la Mora. "Heterogeneous nucleation measurements in a sheathed planar diffusive condensation particle counter." Journal of Colloid and Interface Science, 605 (2022): 556-570.

Derek Kuldinow, Adnan Mansour and Kentaro Hara. Development of 10-moment Fluid Model for Plasma Simulations. In AIAA SCITECH 2022 Forum, p. 1564. 2022.

Derek Kuldinow, Adnan Mansour and Kentaro Hara. Development of a Ten-Moment Fluid Model for Low-Temperature Magnetized Plasmas. In 2022 International Electric Propulsion Conference. 2022. IEPC-2022-327

Derek Kuldinow, Yusuke Yamashita, Adnan R. Mansour and Kentaro Hara. "Ten-Moment Fluid Model with Heat Flux Closure for Gasdynamic Flows." J. Comp Phys. (In Review)


Recipient, 2022 Gaseous Electronics Conference Student Travel Grant
Recipient, Department of Energy NNSA Stewardship Science Graduate Fellowship (2022)
Recipient, NASA Space Technology Graduate Research Opportunity Fellowship (2021)
Recipient, NSF Graduate Research Fellowship (2021, Declined)
Tau Beta Pi Honors Society Member, Scholarship Recipient
Phi Beta Kappa Honors Society Member
Sigma Pi Sigma Honors Society Member
NASA Connecticut Space Grant Consortium Scholarship