Rodward Hewlin Jr., Ph.D.

Engineering Technology & Construction Management
Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering Technology
Smith 313
704-687-8284
 
Lab Website

https://coefs.uncc.edu/rhewlin/

Education
  • North Carolina Agricultural & Technical State University (2015) (Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering)
  • North Carolina Agricultural & Technical State University (2010) (M.S., Mechanical Engineering)
  • North Carolina Agricultural & Technical State University (2008) (B.S., Mechanical Engineering)
 
Research Areas

Animal flight morphology
Biological Flows
Computational Fluid Dynamics
Electromagnetics and Medical Drug Delivery
Heat and Mass Transport
Instrumentation & Measurement Science
Physio-chemical Hydrodynamics
Particle Imaging Velocimetry
Medical Implant design and analysis
High-g, micro-g, and zero-g applications
 
Research Grants
 
PI, "Design and Implementation of a Magnetic Targeting System for Medical Drug Delivery”, UNC-C FRG ($7,000), Award Period & Status: January 15, 2018-May 30, 2019 (Funded)
 
PI, " Magnetophoretic and Hemodynamic Analysis of SPIONS in Cardiovascular Flow”, Wells Fargo Faculty Grant ($4,000),  Award Period & Status: May 15, 2018-July 30, 2018 (Funded)
 
PI,  “Transient Magnetohydrodynamics of Superparamagnetic Iron Oxide Nanoparticles (SPIONS) in Clear Flexible Arterial Vessels”, National Science Foundation (NSF) CAREER AWARD ( $559,050), Award Period & StatusJanuary 1, 2019-January 1, 2024 (Pending)
 
PI and Graduate Student Proposal, “Design and Development of a Digital Diagnostic System for Unsteady Magnetohydrodynamic Flow Analysis”, NC Space Grant Graduate Fellowship ($7,000), Award Period & Status: May 15, 2018-July 30, 2018 (Funded)   
 
PI , "Development of a Compact Ionic Polymer Transducing Sensor Wall Shear Stress Sensor for High Resolution Measurement in Unsteady Flows", NC Space Grant New Investigator Award ($20,000), Award Period & Status July 1 2018-March 30, 2019 (Funded)
 
Awards & Recognitions
  • American Society of Mechanical Engineering (ASME) Fluids Engineering Division Best Paper Award (2013)
  • American Society of Mechanical Engineering (ASME) Fluids Engineering Division Board Member Appointment (2013)
  • American Society of Mechanical Engineering (ASME) Fluids Engineering Division Scholarship ($1,500)
  • American Society of Mechanical Engineering (ASME) Early Technical Career Conference Section Chair Appointment (2012)
  • U.S. Department of Education Title III PhD Fellow ($302,000) 2011-2015

 

Selected Publications

Hewlin, R., Ciero, A., and Kizito, J., "Development of a Two-Way Coupled Eulerian–Lagrangian Computational Magnetic Nanoparticle Targeting Model for Pulsatile Flow in a Patient-Specific Diseased Left Carotid Bifurcation Artery", Journal of Cardiovascular Engineering and Technology, (2019), pp. 1-15,  https://doi.org/10.1007/s13239-019-00411-8
 
Hewlin, R.L, and Kizito, J.P., “Development of an Experimental and Digital Cardiovascular Arterial Model for Transient Hemodynamic and Postural Change Studies: “A Preliminary Framework Analysis”, Journal of Cardiovascular Engineering and Technology vol 8 no 32., pp 1-31 (2017), https://doi.org/10.1007/s13239-017-0332-z
 
Hewlin, R.L., and Kizito J.P., “Comparison of Carotid Bifurcation Hemodynamics in Patient-Specific Geometries at Rest and During Exercise”, ASME 2013 Fluids Engineering Division Summer Meeting, Incline Village, Nevada, July 7-11, 2013
 
Hewlin, R. L., and Kizito, J.P., “Development of a Capacitance Void Fraction Sensor for a Spray Cooling Loop”, ASME 2013 Fluids Engineering Division Summer Meeting, Incline Village, Nevada, July 7- 11, 2013  (Best Paper Award)
 
Hewlin, R. L., and Kizito, J.P., “Evaluation of the Effect of Simplified and Patient-Specific Arterial Geometry on Hemodynamic Flow in Stenosed Carotid Bifurcation Arteries”, ASME Early Technical Career Conference, Atlanta, Georgia, November 4-5, 2011
 
Yellen, BB; Erb, RM; Son, HS; Jr, R. Hewlin; Shang, H; Lee, GU, “Traveling Wave Magnetophoresis for high resolution chip based separations”, Lab On a Chip: microfluidic and nanotechnologies for chemistry, biology, and bioengineering, vol 7 no. 12 (2007), pp. 1681-1688[10.1039/b713547e] [abs]