RPI Engineering
Daniel Lewis

Daniel Lewis

Associate Professor

Mesoscopic Modeling in Materials, Morphological Evolution, Fuel Cells and Electrochemial Energy Conversion, Phase Transformations and Phase Diagrams

Prior to joining Rensselaer, Dr. Lewis was a researcher at GE Global Research. His work focused on oxidation performance and deformation processing of advanced ferritic materials for SOFC interconnects. In addition, he studied the metallurgy and electrical properties of amorphous and nano-crystalline soft magnetic materials, oxidation resistant coatings for superalloys, and infrared heating technology development. Prior to joining GE Global Research, he was awarded a two-year National Research Council post-doctoral fellowship. Under this award, he worked at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) to study eutectic solidification microstructures using experimental and computational techniques. While at NIST he co-developed a technique for quantifying solidification microstructures in ternary eutectics. He also studied the effect of solidification velocity on the phase distribution in low-volume fraction ternary eutectics containing intermetallic phases. His computational work involve


Ph.D. Materials Science and Engineering (Lehigh University, 2001), M.S. Materials Science and Engineering (Lehigh University, 1997), B.S. Materials Science and Engineering (Lehigh University, 1995)


  • M. Casteel, D. Lewis, P. Willson, and M. Alinger. "Ionic Conductivity Method for measuring vaporized chromium species from solid oxide fuel cell interconnects," International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, doi:10.1016/j.ijhydene.2012.01.016 (2012)
  • A. Gennett, D. Lewis, and P. Dutta, “Low Temperature Growth of GaxIn1-x Bulk Crystals from InSn-rich Melt,” Journal of Crystal Growth, 312(8), p. 1080-1084, (2010)
  • C. Calebrese, L. Schadler, and D. Lewis, “Modelling of single bubble growth in carbon nanofibre filled mesophase pitch during carbonization,” Modelling and Simulation in Materials Science and Engineering, 18(4), 045001 (2010)
  • C. Calebrese, G. Eisman, D. Lewis, and L. Schadler, “Swelling and related mechanical and physical properties of carbon nanofiber filled mesophase pitch for use as a bipolar plate material,” Carbon 48(13), p. 3939-3946 (2010)
  • M. Casteel, P. Willson, T. Goren, P. O'Brien, and D. Lewis, “Novel Method for Measuring Chromia Evaporation from SOFC Interconnect Materials,” ECS Transactions, 25(2), p. 1411-1416 (2009)
  • M. Glicksman, P. Rios, and D. Lewis, “Linear Measures for Polyhedral Networks,” International Journal of Materials Research, 100(4), p. 536-542 (2009)
  • M. Glicksman, P. Rios, and D. Lewis, “Mean-width and Caliper Characteristics of Network Polyhedra,” Philosophical Magazine, 89(4), p. 389-403 (2009)