Lindsey Gilman
Lindsey Gilman, Ph.D., CFEI
Senior Associate
Thermal Sciences
  • Natick

Dr. Gilman’s background is in fluid dynamics and heat transfer, and she specializes in computational and numerical analysis of fluid flows for single and multi-phase systems. Applied Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) modeling experience includes shock propagation through fluids, wellbore heat transfer, thermal management of electronics, and flow boiling systems. She also has experience in numerical analysis for heat exchanger sizing and evaluation of steam generator designs. Dr. Gilman also has experience in water quality modeling, particularly in both hydrodynamic and sediment contaminant transport (for example, PCBs) in complex riverine systems using the Environmental Fluid Dynamics Code (EFDC).

Prior to joining Exponent while working as a graduate research assistant at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in the Department of Nuclear Science and Engineering, Dr. Gilman employed her thermal hydraulics training to develop and implement a new boiling model that can be used in CFD software. During this work, she identified and evaluated key experimental data to formulate the new model and then tested the accuracy and sensitivity of the new model at both low and high pressure flow boiling conditions to illustrate the improvement on wall temperature predictions of the new model. 

Dr. Gilman also utilized her chemistry training while attending Valparaiso University, where she conducted water quality field work on a local watershed and analyzed samples for items such as phosphorous, heavy metals, pH, and oxygen content. She also attended and was a laboratory assistant for the DOE-sponsored Nuclear and Radiochemistry Summer School where she acquired experience using a High Purity Germanium Semi-Conductor detector, a Silicon Surface Barrier Alpha detector, and a Dual Phosphor Scintillation detector.

CREDENTIALS & PROFESSIONAL HONORS

  • Ph.D., Nuclear Science and Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), 2014
  • M.S., Nuclear Science and Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), 2012
  • B.S., Chemistry, Valparaiso University, 2010
  • MIT – Energy Initiative Fellow 2010–2011

LICENSES & CERTIFICATIONS

Certified Fire and Explosion Investigator (CFEI) in accordance with the National Association of Fire Investigators National Certification Board per NFPA 921 Section 13.6.5.2

Publications

Gilman L, Forsberg C. Optimum double-wall heat exchanger for containment and trapping of tritium in a salt-cooled reactor. ANS National Meeting, Washington D.C., November 10–14, 2013.

Gilman L, Baglietto E. An advanced heat partitioning approach in CFD for subcooled boiling. 4th International Symposium on Innovative Nuclear Energy Systems, Tokyo, Japan, November 6–8, 2013.

Gilman L, Baglietto E. Advancements on wall boiling modeling in CFD: Leveraging new understanding from MIT Flow Boiling Facility. NURETH-15, Pisa, Italy, May 12–17, 2013.

Gilman L, Baglietto E. Advancements on wall boiling modeling in CFD. ANS National Meeting, San Diego, CA November 11–15, 2012.

Schoer J, Gilman L. Contrasts and similarities in water quality issues facing East Central China and Northwest Indiana: Issues, perceptions, and approaches for resolutions, and water quality changes in the Valparaiso Chain of Lakes Watershed. Council on Undergraduate Research National Meeting, College of Saint Benedict, MN, June 22, 2008.

Gilman L, Schoer J. Water quality changes in the Valparaiso Chain of Lakes Watershed. Water Quality-Indiana State American Water Works Association, Indianapolis, IN, February 20, 2008.

Professional Affiliations

National Associations of Fire Investigators —NAFI

Alpha Nu Sigma National Honors Society

American Nuclear Society—ANS

Mortar Board National College Senior Honor Society

Phi Lambda Upsilon Honorary Chemical Society

Iota Sigma Pi Chemistry Honor Society (2008–2010)

American Chemical Society—ACS

Alpha Lamda Delta Honors Society

CREDENTIALS & PROFESSIONAL HONORS

  • Ph.D., Nuclear Science and Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), 2014
  • M.S., Nuclear Science and Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), 2012
  • B.S., Chemistry, Valparaiso University, 2010
  • MIT – Energy Initiative Fellow 2010–2011

LICENSES & CERTIFICATIONS

Certified Fire and Explosion Investigator (CFEI) in accordance with the National Association of Fire Investigators National Certification Board per NFPA 921 Section 13.6.5.2