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Nicolas G. Hadjiconstantinou

Nicolas G. Hadjiconstantinou

Co-Director, Computation for Design and Optimization (CDO)
Co-Director, Computational Science and Engineering (CSE)

Room 3-364
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
77 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge MA 02139-4307
Phone: 617-452-2280  
Fax: 617-258-5802  

Curriculum Vitae

Administrative Contact:
Deborah A. Alibrandi
Room 3-359
Phone: 617-253-2883  

Research Interests
Molecular simulation methods, Multiscale simulation, Computational Kinetic Theory, Monte Carlo methods.

Microscale/Nanoscale Fluid Mechanics and Heat Transfer, Kinetic Theory of gases and phonons for applications to small-scale transport 

Educational Background
Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, 1998
SM in Physics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1998
MA in Engineering Cambridge University, U.K, 1997
SM in Mechanical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology,1995
BA in Engineering, Cambridge University, U.K., 1993 



Selected Publications

1. Hadjiconstantinou, N.G, Patera, A.T. Heterogeneous Atomistic-Continuum Representations for Dense-Fluid Systems. International Journal of Modern Physics C, 8, 967-976, 1997.pdf reprint

2. Hadjiconstantinou, N.G. Hybrid Atomistic-continuum Formulations and the Moving Contact-line Problem. Journal of Computational Physics, 154, 245-265, 1999.pdf reprint
3. Hadjiconstantinou, N.G., Analysis of Discretization in the Direct Simulation Monte Carlo. Physics of Fluids, 12, 2634-2638, 2000.pdf reprint

4. Hadjiconstantinou, N.G., Sound Wave Propagation in Transition-regime Micro and Nano Channels. Physics of Fluids, 14, 802-809, 2002.pdf reprint

5. Hadjiconstantinou, N.G., Simek, O. Constant-wall-temperature Nusselt Number in Micro and Nano Channels. Journal of Heat Transfer , 124, 356-364, 2002.pdf reprint
6. Hadjiconstantinou, N.G., Simek, O. Sound propagation at small scales under continuum and non-continuum transport. Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 488, 399-408, 2003.pdf reprint
7. Hadjiconstantinou, N.G., Comment on Cercignani's Second-Order Slip Coefficient. Physics of Fluids, 15, 2352-2354, 2003.pdf reprint
8. He, G., Hadjiconstantinou, N.G. A Molecular View of Tanner's Law: Molecular Dynamics Simulations of Droplet Spreading. Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 497, 123-132, 2003.

9. Hadjiconstantinou, N.G., Garcia, A.L., Bazant, M.Z., He, G. Statistical Error in Particle Simulations of Hydrodynamic Phenomena. Journal of Computational Physics, 187, 274-297, 2003.pdf reprint

10. Wijesinghe, H.S., Hadjiconstantinou, N.G. Discussion of hybrid atomistic continuum methods for multiscale hydrodynamics. Special Issue on Multiscale Methods for Emerging Technologies in the International Journal of Multiscale Computational Engineering, 3, 189-202, 2004.
11. Kadau, K., Germann, T.C., Hadjiconstantinou, N.G., Lomdahl, P.S., Dimonte, G., Holian, B.L., Alder, B.J. Nanohydrodynamics Simulations: An Atomistic View of the Rayleigh-Taylor Instability, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 101, 5851-5855, 2004. Recommended to the Journal Club of Condensed Matter Physics.
12. Wijesinghe, H.S., Hornung, R., Garcia, A.L., Hadjiconstantinou, N.G. Three-Dimensional Hybrid Continuum-Atomistic Simulations for Multiscale Hydrodynamics. Journal of Fluids Engineering, 126, 768-777, 2004.pdf reprint
13. Hadjiconstantinou, N.G., Validation of a Second-Order Slip Model for Dilute Gas Flows. Microscale Thermophysical Engineering, 9, 137-153, 2005.
14. Hadjiconstantinou, N.G., Al-Mohssen, H.A. A Linearized Kinetic Formulation Including a Second-Order Slip Model for an Impulsive Start Problem at Arbitrary Knudsen Numbers. Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 533, 47-56, 2005.pdf reprint
15. Baker, L.L., Hadjiconstantinou, N.G. Variance Reduction for Monte Carlo Solutions of the Boltzmann Equation. Physics of Fluids, 17, 051703, 1-4, 2005.pdf reprint
16. Hadjiconstantinou, N.G., Oscillatory Shear-Driven Gas Flows in the Transition and Free-Molecular-Flow Regimes. Physics of Fluids, 17, 100611, 1-9, 2005.pdf reprint
17. Hadjiconstantinou, N.G., The Limits of Navier-Stokes Theory and Kinetic Extensions for Describing Small Scale Gaseous Hydrodynamics. Physics of Fluids, 18, 111301, 2006. pdf reprint
18. Homolle, T.M.M., Hadjiconstantinou, N.G., Low-variance Deviational Simulation Monte Carlo. Physics of Fluids, 19, 041701, 2007.pdf reprint

19. Homolle, T.M.M., Hadjiconstantinou, N.G., A Low-variance Deviational Simulation Monte Carlo for the Boltzmann Equation. Journal of Computational Physics, 226, 2341-2358, 2007. pdf reprint

20. Manela, A., Hadjiconstantinou, N.G., On the Motion Induced in a Gas Confined in a Small-scale Gap Due to Instantaneous Heating. Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 593, 453--462, 2007.pdf reprint

21. Baker, L. L. Hadjiconstantinou, N.G., Variance-Reduced Particle Methods for Solving the Boltzmann Equation. Journal of Theoretical and Computational Nanoscience, 5, 165-174, 2008.

22. Manela, A., Hadjiconstantinou, N.G., Gas Motion Induced by Unsteady Boundary Heating. Physics of Fluids, 20, 117104, 2008.pdf reprint

23. Baker, L.L., Hadjiconstantinou, N.G., Variance-reduced Monte Carlo Solutions of the Boltzmann Equation for Low-Speed Gas Flows: A Discontinuous Galerkin Formulation. International Journal for Numerical Methods in Fluids, 58, 381-402, 2008. pdf reprint

24. Radtke G. A., Hadjiconstantinou, N.G., Variance-reduced Particle Simulation of the Boltzmann Transport Equation in the Relaxation-time Approximation, Physical Review E, 79, 056711, 2009.pdf reprint

25. Li, Z. R., Liu G. R., Han J., Cheng Y., Chen Y. Z., Wang J-S., Hadjiconstantinou N.G., Analytical Description of Ogston-regime Biomolecule Separation using Nanofilters and Nanopores, Physical Review E, 80, 041911, 2009.pdf reprint

26. Fayad, G. N., Hadjiconstantinou, N.G., Realistic Brownian Dynamics Simulations of Biological Molecule Separation in Nanofluidic Devices,  Microfluidics and Nanofluidics, 8, 521-529, 2010.pdf reprint 

27 Al-Mohssen, H.A., Hadjiconstantinou, N.G., Low-variance Direct Monte Carlo Simulations using Weights, Mathematical Modeling and Numerical Analysis, 44, 1069-1083, 2010.pdf reprint

28. Manela, A., Hadjiconstantinou, N.G., Gas-flow Animation by Unsteady Heating in a Microchannel. Physics of Fluids, 22, 062001, 2010.pdf reprint

29. Hadjiconstantinou, N.G., Radtke, G.A., Baker, L.L., On Variance-reduced Simulations of the Boltzmann Transport Equation for Small-scale Heat Transfer Applications, Journal of Heat Transfer, 132, 112401, 2010.pdf reprint

30. Radtke G.A., Hadjiconstantinou, N.G. and Wagner W., Low-noise Monte Carlo Simulation of the Variable Hard-sphere Gas, Physics of Fluids, 23, 030606, 2011. pdf reprint

31. Peraud, J-P. M., Hadjiconstantinou, N.G., Efficient simulation of multidimensional phonon transport using energy-based variance-reduced Monte Carlo formulations, Physical Review B, 84, 205331, 2011.pdf reprint

32. Radtke G.A., Hadjiconstantinou, N.G., Takata S. and Aoki K., On the Second-order Temperature Jump Coefficient of a Dilute Gas, Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 707, 331-341, 2012.pdf reprint

33. Peraud, J-P. M., Hadjiconstantinou , N.G., An Alternative Approach to Efficient Simulation of Micro/nanoscale Phonon Transport, Applied Physics Letters, 101, 153114, 2012.pdf reprint

34. Radtke, G.A., Peraud, J-P.M. and Hadjiconstantinou, N.G., On Efficient Simulations of Multiscale Kinetic Transport, Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A, 371, 2012182, 2013.pdf reprint

35. Sun, C. Boutilier, M.H.S., Au, H., Poesio, P., Bai, B., Karnik, R., and Hadjiconstantinou, N.G., Mechanisms of Molecular Permeation through Nanoporous Graphene Membranes, Langmuir, 30, 675-682, 2014.pdf reprint

36. Boutilier, M.H.S., Sun, C., O'Hearn. S.C., Au, H., Hadjiconstantinou, N.G. and Karnik, R.,  Implications of Permeation through Intrinsic Defects in Graphene on the Design of Defect-tolerant Membranes for Gas Separation, ACS Nano, 8, 841-849, 2014. DOI:10.1021/nn405537u.pdf reprint






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