Kayla Lewis, PhD

Assistant Professor

PhD, Georgia Institute of Technology

Office: Edison Science Hall , Room E165

Phone: (732) 263-5239

Email: klewis@monmouth.edu

Web site: KaylaLewis

Fall 2014 Office Hours:

Monday:  4:00 - 5:00 p.m.

Tuesday:  1:30 - 2:30 p.m.

Other times by appointment

Fall 2014 Courses:

General Physics with Calculus I

Regularly Taught Courses:

Physics for the Life Sciences

General Physics with Calculus

Modern Physics

Applied Physics

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.

Professional Associations:

American Geophysical Union

Selected Works:

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 perme-
ability 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 cou-
pled 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, Gold-
schmidt Conference, Knoxville, TN, Geochim et Cosmochim Acta, 74(11, Suppl. 1), A376.
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• 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.
• Lewis, K.C. and R. P. Lowell (2001) A simplified

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.