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School of Mechanical and Materials Engineering Faculty

Jonathan Steffens

Jonathan Steffens

Scholarly Assistant Professor (Career Track)



  • Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering, Cornell University, 2014
  • B.S./M.S. in Mechanical Engineering, Rochester Institute of Technology, 2009

Professional Preparation

  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Oak Ridge Institute of Science and Education, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development, 2014 – 2017
  • Visiting Assistant Professor, Lafayette College, Department of Mechanical Engineering, 2017 – 2022

Research Areas

  • Computation Fluid Mechanics
  • Pollutant dispersion from roadway, rail yard, and seaport sources
  • Gaussian plume dispersion modelling

Selected Publications

Complete List of Publications on Google Scholar

  • Steffens, J., Kimbrough, S., Baldauf, R., Isakov, V., Brown, R., Powell, A., Deshmukh, P. Near-Port Air Quality Assessment Utilizing a Mobile Measurement Approach. Atmospheric Pollution Research, 8.6: 1023-1030. 2017
  • Steffens, J., Wang, Y., Zhang, K., Exploration of effects of a vegetation barrier on the dispersion of pollutants in a near road environment. Atmospheric Environment, 50: 120-128, 2012
  • Steffens, J. Comparison of particle deposition for realistic adult and adolescent upper airway geometries using unsteady computational fluid dynamics. Rochester Institute of Technology. 2010