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Veruska Malavé (Fed)

Mechanical Engineer

At a glance:

Dr. Malavé joined NIST in mid-2015 as a postdoc to work on diverse projects that aim to connect experimental work into virtual experiments by means of numerical modeling that can assist with the NIST vision. She has been motivated to elucidate solutions and theoretical interpretations to existing metrology techniques or new technique development of any physical phenomenon that can be “virtually grasped” in a model via formulation, development, and application of continuum models. She is particularly interested in seeing pathways through decoupling the effects of multiple phenomena, multiphysics, and multiscale problems. Dr. Malavé's modeling contributions are presently oriented in the fields of computational fluid particle dynamics (CFPD) for aerosol breath research, computational fluid dynamics (CFD) in vapor-liquid equilibrium measurements using nuclear magnetic resonance, finite element (FE) and CFD in species transportation and diffusion into solid matter, and coupling in FE+CFD for multiphysics simulations. In her spare time, Dr. Malavé enjoys navigating through meditation practices and embracing the present when practicing Ashtanga.  

Ongoing professional activities:

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MML Early Career Recipient Accolade 

Outstanding Dissertation Award: "Chemo-elastic Behavior of Reconstructed Li-ion Battery Cathode Particles with Phase Transformation: A Numerical and Analytical Investigation" Colorado School of Mines, Golden, CO.


Selected Publication:

Hydrogen concentration-induced stresses in an environmental TEM


Created November 12, 2018, Updated November 20, 2023