I’m Kyle Niemeyer, an Assistant Professor of mechanical engineering in the School of Mechanical, Industrial, and Manufacturing Engineering at Oregon State University.

My research interests generally focus on computational modeling of multi-physics fluid flows relevant to applications in aerospace, transportation, and energy systems. My specific expertise is mainly in reacting flows, and more recently in fluid-structure interaction.

You can find out more about me by poking around the links above and below.


The easiest way to contact me is via email: Kyle.Niemeyer@oregonstate.edu

Alternatively, try my office:
320 Rogers Hall
Oregon State University
Corvallis, OR, 97331


My research focuses on developing methods to ease the integration of detailed and accurate chemistry in combustion modeling. Some of the strategies I’ve explored include chemical mechanism simplification and the use of graphics hardware (GPU computing) to accelerate reactive flow calculations. I’m also interested in developing new numerical methods that will allow us to better simulate important physical phenomena, including combustion, turbulence-chemistry interactions, and the interaction of fluids with solid structures.

See my publications page for my journal and conference papers, as well as my master’s thesis and doctoral dissertation.


I keep a blog on personal and research topics. Here are some recent posts:



From 2011 to 2013, I also contributed in my spare time (ha!) to The Scientific Method, the science section of Ars Technica, where I reported on scientific articles covering a range of topics (e.g., energy, climate, technology) to a technically—but not necessarily scientifically—literate audience, with audiences in the tens of thousands each month.

Here are some of my favorite and popular pieces: