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Kevin Hinkle

Assistant Professor

Full-Time Faculty

School of Engineering: Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering


Email: Kevin Hinkle
Phone: 937-229-2627
Kettering Labs Room 508

Selected Publications

  • Hinkle, K. R., & Phelan, F. R. (2020). Solvation free energy of self-assembled complexes: Using molecular dynamics to understand the separation of ssDNA-wrapped single-walled carbon nanotubes. J. Phys. Chem. C., 124(24), 13127-13140.
  • Hinkle, K. R., Wang, X., Gu, X., Jameson, C. J., & Murad, S. (2018). Computational molecular modeling of transport processes in nanoporous membranes. Processes, 6(8), 124.
  • Hinkle, K. R., & Phelan, F. R. (2017). Solvation of carbon nanoparticles in water/alcohol mixtures: Using molecular simulation to probe energetics, structure, and dynamics. J. Phys. Chem. C., 121(41), 22926-22938.
  • Xu, Z., Michos, I., Cao, Z., Jing, W., Gu, X., Hinkle, K. R., Murad, S., & Dong, J. (2016). Proton-selective ion transport in ZSM-5 zeolite membrane. J. Phys. Chem. C., 120(46), 26386-26392.
  • Hinkle, K. R., Jameson, C. J., & Murad, S. (2016). Using molecular simulations to develop reliable design tools and correlations for engineering applications of aqueous electrolyte solutions. J. Chem. Eng. Data, 61, 1578-1584.
  • Dong, J., Xu, Z., Yang, S., Murad, S., & Hinkle, K. R. (2015). Zeolite membranes for ion separations from aqueous solutions. Curr. Op. in Chem. Eng., 8, 15-20.
  • Hinkle, K. R., Mathias, P. M., & Murad, S. (2014). Evaluation and extrapolation of the solubility of H2 and CO inn-alkanes and n-alcohols using molecular simulation. Fluid Phase Equilibria, 384, 43-49.
  • Hinkle, K. R., Jameson, C. J., & Murad, S. (2014). Transport of vanadium and oxovanadium ions across zeolite membranes: A molecular dynamics study. J. Phys. Chem. C., 118(41), 23803-23810.

Selected Honors and Awards

  • AFOSR Summer Faculty Fellow, 2020
  • Alexander von Humboldt Postdoctoral Fellowship, 2018
  • National Research Council Postdoctoral Fellowship, 2016


  • Ph.D., chemical engineering, University of Illinois at Chicago, 2016
  • M.S., chemical engineering, Ohio State University, 2011
  • B.S., chemical engineering, University of Dayton, 2009

Courses Taught

  • CME 311: Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics
  • CME 452: Process Dynamics and Control
  • CME 453L: Process Control Laboratory
  • CME 581: Advanced Chemical Engineering Calculations I

Professional Activities

  • American Institute of Chemical Engineers
  • American Chemical Society
  • American Physical Society
  • American Society for Engineering Education

Research Interests

  • Molecular modeling
  • Interfacial phenomena
  • Computational materials science