College of Arts & Sciences

Kevin Fiedler

Clinical Assistant Professor, School of the Environment
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Kevin FiedlerScholarly Assistant Professor, MathematicsCIC202G

EDUCATION

  • B.S. in Engineering Physics, University of Colorado, 2011
  • M.S. in Physics, California Institute of Technology, 2015
  • Ph.D. in Physics, California Institute of Technology, 2017

Joined WSU Tri-Cities in 2017

ACADEMIC INTERESTS

Teaching

I primarily teach lower level math courses (100, 103, 106, 108, 171, 172, 220) with the intent of supporting students no matter their mathematical background.

Research

I am interested in a variety of subjects, including pattern recognition, thin film hydrodynamics, heat transfer, electron microscopy, and the kinematics of fish feeding.

PROFESSIONAL ACHIEVEMENTS AND AFFILIATIONS

Associations and Service Projects

  • Member of the American Physical Society (APS) since 2011
  • UCORE committee
  • Academic Reinstatement Workforce
  • Strategic Scheduling Team

PUBLICATIONS

  • K. R. Fiedler, E. McLeod, and S. M. Troian. Differential Colorimetry Measurements of Instability Growth in Nanofilms Exposed to a Large Transverse Thermal Gradient. J. Appl. Phys. 125, 065303 (2019).
  • K. R. Fiedler and S. M. Troian. Early Time Instability in Nanofilms Exposed to a Large Transverse Thermal Gradient: Improved Image and Thermal Analysis. J. Appl. Phys. 120, 205303 (2016).