Todd Kingston

Title(s):

Assistant Professor
Mechanical Engineering

Office

2036 Black Engr.
2529 Union Dr.
Ames, IA 50011-2030

Information

The Kingston Research Group in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Iowa State University is a diverse and vibrant team with primary research interests in energy transport and conversion processes involving electrochemistry, multiphase flows, and/or heat transfer.

Links

Kingston Research Group website

Research Areas

Multiphase thermal-fluid transport

Thermal management

Energy transfer and conversion

Microfluidics

Boiling heat transfer

Thermo-electrochemical phenomena

Education

PhD, Mechanical Engineering, Purdue University

MS, Mechanical Engineering, Iowa State University

BS, Mechanical Engineering, Iowa State University

Publications

T.A. Kingston, B.D. Olson, J.A. Weibel, and S.V. Garimella, “Transient flow boiling and maldistribution characteristics in heated parallel channels induced by flow regime oscillations,” IEEE Transactions on Components, Packaging and Manufacturing Technology, 11(10), 2021 (special issue) (doi.org/10.1109/TCPMT.2021.3106226).

R. Carter, T.A. Kingston, R.W. Atkinson, M. Parmananda, M. Dubarry, C. Fear, P.P. Mukherjee, and C.T. Love, “Directionality of thermal gradients in Li-ion batteries dictates diverging degradation modes,” Cell Reports Physical Science, 2(3), 100351, 2021 (doi.org/10.1016/j.xcrp.2021.100351).

R.W. Atkinson, T.A. Kingston, E.J. Klein, A. NewRingeisen, R. Carter, and C.T. Love, “Minimizing lithium deactivation during high-rate electroplating via sub-ambient thermal gradient control”, Materials Today Energy, 18, 100538, 2020 (doi.org/10.1016/j.mtener.2020.100538).

T.A. Kingston, J.A. Weibel, and S.V. Garimella, “Time-resolved characterization of microchannel flow boiling during transient heating: Part 1 – Dynamic response to a single heat flux pulse”, International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, 154, 119643, 2020 (doi.org/10.1016/j.ijheatmasstransfer.2020.119643)

T.A. Kingston, J.A. Weibel, and S.V. Garimella, “Time-resolved characterization of microchannel flow boiling during transient heating: Part 2 – Dynamic response to time-periodic heat flux pulses”, International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, 154, 119686, 2020 (doi.org/10.1016/j.ijheatmasstransfer.2020.119686)

R. Carter, E.J. Klein, T.A. Kingston, and C.T. Love, “Detection of lithium plating during thermally transient charging of Li-ion batteries”, Frontiers in Energy Research, 7:144, 2019 (doi.org/10.3389/fenrg.2019.00144).

T.A. Kingston, J.A. Weibel, and S.V. Garimella, “Ledinegg instability-induced temperature excursion between thermally isolated, Heated Parallel Microchannels”, International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, 132, pp. 550-556, 2019 (doi.org/10.1016/j.ijheatmasstransfer.2018.12.017).

T.A. Kingston, J.A. Weibel, and S.V. Garimella, “High-frequency thermal-fluidic characterization of dynamic microchannel flow boiling instabilities: Part 1 – Rapid-bubble-growth instability at the onset of boiling”, International Journal of Multiphase Flow, 106, pp. 179-188, 2018 (doi.org/10.1016/j.ijmultiphaseflow.2018.05.007).

T.A. Kingston, J.A. Weibel, and S.V. Garimella, “High-frequency thermal-fluidic characterization of dynamic microchannel flow boiling instabilities: Part 2 – Impact of operating conditions on instability type and severity”, International Journal of Multiphase Flow, 106, pp. 189-201, 2018 (doi.org/10.1016/j.ijmultiphaseflow.2018.05.001).

T.A. Kingston, J.A. Weibel, and S.V. Garimella, “An experimental method for controlled generation and characterization of microchannel slug flow boiling”, International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, 106, pp. 619-628, 2017 (doi.org/10.1016/j.ijheatmasstransfer.2016.09.036).

T.A. Kingston, T.A. Geick, T.R. Robinson, and T.J. Heindel, “Characterizing 3D granular flow structures in a double screw mixer using X-ray particle tracking velocimetry”, Powder Technology, 278, pp. 211-222, 2015 (doi.org/10.1016/j.powtec.2015.02.061).

T.A. Kingston, T.B. Morgan, T.A. Geick, T.R. Robinson, and T.J. Heindel, “A cone-beam compensated back-projection algorithm for X-ray particle tracking velocimetry”, Flow Measurement and Instrumentation, 39, pp. 64-75, 2014 (doi.org/10.1016/j.flowmeasinst.2014.06.002).

T.A. Kingston and T.J. Heindel, “Granular mixing optimization and the influence of operating conditions in a double screw mixer”, Powder Technology, 266, pp.144-155, 2014 (doi.org/10.1016/j.powtec.2014.06.016).

T.A. Kingston and T.J. Heindel, “Optical visualization and composition analysis to quantify continuous granular mixing processes”, Powder Technology, 262, pp. 257-264, 2014 (doi.org/10.1016/j.powtec.2014.04.071).

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