Earth Sciences Division (ESD) Department of Energy (DOE) Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL)

Earth Sciences Division Staff: Kyongmin Yeo

Kyongmin Yeo

Kyongmin Yeo

Postdoctoral Fellow

Climate Sciences Department



Phone: 510-495-8046

Fax: 510-486-5686


Biographical Summary

Kyongmin Yeo completed his B.Sc. in Civil Engineering (1999) and M.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering (2005) at Yonsei University in Seoul, Korea. He received his Ph.D in Applied Mathematics from Brown University in 2011 under the direction of Prof. Martin Maxey. Subsequently, he joined the Earth Sciences Division at Lawrence Berkeley National Lab as a Postdoctoral Fellow, working with Prof. David Romps on cloud physics.

Dr. Yeo’s research interest spans across Atmospheric Science, Mechanical / Chemical Engineering, and Applied Mathematics. His research is focused on computational and theoretical studies of dispersed multiphase flow systems, including cloud microphysics, particle dynamics in turbulent flows, suspensions in microscale flows, blood flows, and complex fluids. He is experienced in a wide range of numerical methods, such as Fourier/polynomial Spectral Method, Spectral Element Method, Finite Difference/VolumeMethod, as well as in High Performance Computing.

Research Interests

  • Cloud physics
  • Turbulent multiphase flows
  • Microhydrodynamics
  • Soft matter
  • Computational fluid dynamics
  • High performance computing
  • Numerical analysis


  • Brown University Providence, RI
    • Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics May 2011
    • Dissertation: Some aspects of suspension flows: Stokes to turbulent flows
      • Adviser: Dr. Martin R. Maxey
    • Sc.M. in Applied Mathematics May 2007
  • Yonsei University Seoul, Korea
    • Sc.M. in Mechanical Engineering February 2005
    • Thesis: Near-wall characteristics of stably stratified turbulent channel flow
      • Adviser: Dr. Changhoon Lee
    • Sc.B. in Civil Engineering February 1999

Professional Experience

  • 2011 - Present:  Postdoctoral Fellow, Lawrence Berkeley National Lab., Earth Sciences Division
  • Graduate Researcher
    • Brown University, Division of Applied Mathematics 2005 - 2011
    • Yonsei University, Department of Mechanical Engineering 2002 - 2005
    • Yonsei University, Department of Civil Engineering 2001 - 2002


  • Sigma Xi Award for excellence in research 2011
  • Dissertation Fellowship, Brown University 2011
  • Outstanding Master Thesis in Fluid Engineering, KSME 2005


  • Fortran, C++, Parallel Computing (MPI, OpenMP), MATLAB, R

Professional Associations

  • American Geophysical Union
  • American Meteorological Society
  • American Physical Society
  • Society of Rheology
  • Sigma Xi

Teaching Experience

  • Division of Applied Mathematics, Brown University, Teaching Assistant - September 2007 to December 2010
    • Computer TA (Fall 2007, Spring 2010)
    • Course: Introduction to Computing Sciences (Spring 2008)
    • Course: Methods of Applied Mathematics (Fall 2008 to Fall 2010)
    • Grader for graduate level course: Numerical Solution of Partial Differential Equations I (Fall 2008)
    • Graduate level course: Fluid Mechanics I (Fall 2006)
  • Department of Mechanical Engineering, Yonsei University, Teaching Assistant - March 2003 to May 2004
    • Course: Fluid Mechanics