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Lewis, Kayla C

Kayla Lewis, Ph.D.

  • Associate Professor

Department: Chemistry and Physics

Office: Edison Hall 346

Phone: 732-263-5239

Email: klewis@monmouth.edu


Education

Ph.D., Georgia Institute of Technology

Research Interests

  1. Impacts of global warming, such as Arctic landscape deformation, and technologies designed to combat warming, such as CO2 sequestration.
  2. Fluid flow and crustal deformation in seafloor hydrothermal systems.
  3. Determination of electromagnetic field properties in cavities with complex boundary geometries or boundaries that evolve in time. The focus is especially on determining field properties in regions that are inaccessible via direct measurement.
  4. Similar to (3, above), but applied to quantum mechanical waves, with a view toward applications in quantum computing.

Scholarly Articles

  • Lewis, K.C. (2013) Forgotten merits of the analytic viewpoint, Eos Transactions, American Geophysical Union, 94(7), 71-72.
  • Pavlova, I.P., and K.C. Lewis (2013) An easy and fun way to teach about how science “works”: popularizing Haack’s crossword puzzle analogy, American Biology Teacher, 75(6), 397-401.
  • Lewis, K.C., Zyvoloski, G.A., Travis, B., Wilson, C., and J. Rowland (2012) Drainage subsidence associated with Arctic permafrost degradation, Journal of Geophysical Research, 117, F4, doi:10.1029/2011JF002284.
  • Lewis, K.C., Karra, S., and S. Kelkar, A model for tracking fronts of stress induced permeability enhancement, Transport in Porous Media, 99(1), 17-35.
  • Singh, S., R.P. Lowell, and K.C. Lewis, Numerical modeling of phase separation at the Main Endeavour Field, Juan de Fuca Ridge, G3, doi: 10.1002/ggge.20249.
  • Sharad, K., Zyvoloski, G., Rapaka, S., Lewis, K.C., Karra, S., Mishra, P., Pawar, R., and H. Viswanathan, Development of a Numerical Model for modeling coupled THM processes in geological media, International
  • Journal of Rock Mechanics and Mining Science, submitted.
  • Han, L., Lowell, R.P., and K.C. Lewis, The dynamics of two-phase hydrothermal circulation at a seafloor pressure of 250 bar, Journal of Geophysical Research, 118, doi: 10.1002/jgrb.50158.
  • Lewis, K.C., and R.P. Lowell (2009a) Numerical Modeling of Two-Phase Flow in the NaCl-H2O System I: Introduction of a Numerical Method and Benchmarking, Journal of Geophysical Research, 114, B05202, doi:10.1029/2008JB006029.
  • Lewis, K.C., and R.P. Lowell (2009b) Numerical Modeling of Two-Phase Flow in the NaCl-H2O System II: Applications, Journal of Geophysical Research, 114, B08204, doi:10.1029/2008JB006030.
  • Lowell, R.P., Crowell, B.W., Lewis, K.C., and L. Liu (2008) Modeling multiphase, multi component processes at oceanic spreading centers: Magma to microbe, in Modeling Hydrothermal Processes at Oceanic Spreading Centers: Magma to Microbe, Geophysical Monograph Series, 178, ed. by R.P. Lowell, J.S. Seewald, M.R. Perfit, and A. Metaxas, p. 15, American Geophysical Union, Washington, DC.
  • Lewis, K. C. and R. P. Lowell (2004) Mathematical modeling of phase separation of seawater near an igneous dike, Geofluids, 4, 197-209.

Presentations/Invited Talks

  • Lewis, K.C., S. Karra, and S. Kelkar (2012) A method for tracking subsurface fronts of stress-induced permeability enhancement, Eos Trans., AGU, (Fall Meeting Suppl.), Oral Presentation, H13L-02.
  • Singh, S., R.P. Lowell, and K.C. Lewis (2012) Numerical modeling of two-phase flow at the Main Endeavour Field, Juan de Fuca Ridge: quasi-steady state and thermal decline of the vent field, Eos Trans., AGU, (Fall Meeting Suppl.), Abstract, OS51B-1871.
  • Rapaka, S., Lewis, K.C., Zyvoloski, G.A., Wilson, C.J., and B.J. Travis (2011) Soil subsidence associated with Arctic permafrost degradation, Eos Trans., AGU, (Fall Meeting Suppl.), Abstract, U33A-0029.
  • Kelkar, S., Lewis, K.C., Zyvoloski, G.A., Rapaka, S., and R.J. Pawar (2011) Comparison of sequentially coupled and fully implicitly coupled numerical models of Thermal-Hydrological-Mechanical processes in Enhanced
  • Geothermal Reservoirs, Eos Trans., AGU, (Fall Meeting Suppl.), Abstract, H21E-1164.
  • Han, L., Lowell, R.P., and K.C. Lewis (2010) Modeling two-phase flow at the East Pacific Rise 9◦50’N, Goldschmidt Conference, Knoxville, TN, Geochim et Cosmochim Acta, 74(11, Suppl. 1), A376. K.C. Lewis p. 3
  • Han, L., Lowell, R.P., and K.C. Lewis (2009) Numerical modeling of two-phase flow in seafloor hydrothermal systems, Eos Trans. AGU, 90(52), Fall Meet. Suppl., Abstract, OS13A-1184
  • Lewis, K.C. (2008) Introduction and application of the code FISHES to numerical modeling of two-phase flow in seafloor hydrothermal systems, Eos Trans., AGU, (Fall Meeting Suppl.), Invited Abstract, V51B-2024.
  • Lewis, K.C., B. Buffett, and T. Becker (2008) A Global Model of Mantle Convection that Incorporates Plate Bending Forces, Slab Pull, and Seismic Constraints on the Plate Stress, Eos Trans., AGU, (Fall Meeting Suppl.), Oral Presentation, DI52A-04.
  • Lewis, K.C., Lowell, R.P., and W. Xu (2006) FISHES – a numerical code for modeling NaCl-H2O hydrothermal systems with applications to mid-ocean ridges, Ridge Theoretical Institute, Mammoth Lakes, CA June 25-30.
  • Lewis, K.C. and R.P. Lowell (2004) Numerical Simulations of 1-D Two-Phase Flow with Non-Zero Mass Fluxes: Application to Phase Separation at 9◦N (EPR) and the Main Endeavour Vent Field (JDF), Eos Trans, (Fall Meeting Suppl.), Abstract, B04B-10844.
  • Lewis, K. and R.P. Lowell (2003) Disequilibrium two-phase flow? The case at A vent EPR 9◦N, April, 1991 and at Endeavour, JDF, June, 1999, Eos Trans. AGU, 84(46), (Fall Meeting Suppl.), Abstract, B12A-0768.

Forthcoming

Stauffer, P.H., Lewis, K.C., Stein, J.S., Travis, B.J., Lichtner, P., and G. Zyvoloski, Joule-Thomson effects on the flow of liquid water, ready for submission.

Kelkar, S., Lewis, K.C., Hickman, S., Davatzes, N.C., Moos, D., and G. Zyvoloski, Modeling coupled thermal-hydrological-mechanical processes during shear stimulation of an EGS well, Geothermics.

Professional Associations

American Geophysical Union

Courses

Recently Taught Classes

2022 Fall

  • General Physics With Calculus I – PH 211
  • Physics for the Life Sciences I – PH 105

2022 Spring

  • Applied Rationality – PR 481
  • General Physics With Calculus II – PH 212

2021 Fall

  • General Physics With Calculus I – PH 211
  • Physics for the Life Sciences I – PH 105

2021 Spring

  • Applied Rationality – PR 481
  • General Physics With Calculus II – PH 212

2020 Fall

  • General Physics With Calculus I – PH 211
  • Physics for the Life Sciences I – PH 105
  • Research in Chemistry – CE 350

2020 Spring

  • General Physics With Calculus II – PH 212
  • Modern Physics – PH 301

2019 Fall

  • General Physics With Calculus I – PH 211
  • Physics for the Life Sciences I – PH 105
  • Theoretical Physics – PH 302

2019 Spring

  • General Physics With Calculus II – PH 212
  • Modern Physics – PH 301

Frequently Taught Classes

  • Applied Rationality (PR 481)
  • General Physics With Calculus I (PH 211)
  • General Physics With Calculus II (PH 212)
  • Modern Physics (PH 301)
  • Physics for the Life Sciences I (PH 105)
  • Theoretical Physics (PH 302)