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John M. Kincaid 

John M. Kincaid Professor Emeritus

135 Light Engineering
Department of Mechanical Engineering
Stony Brook University
Stony Brook, NY 11794-2300

Contact Info
Phone: (631) 632-8320
Fax: (631) 632-8544


  • The Rockefeller University, Ph.D. 1974 (theoretical physics)
  • Reed College, 1965-69, B.A. 1969 (physics)

Professional Experience

  • Department of Mechanical Engineering, Stony Brook University, 9/86 - present
  • Thermophysics Division, National Bureau of Standards, 7/79 - 8/86
  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Statistical Physics, Los Alamos National Laboratory, 7/77 - 6/79
  • Postdoctoral Research and Teaching Associate, SUNY at Stony Brook, 9/74 - 6/77

Research Interests and History
Professor Kincaid's research activities have been in the area of theoretical statistical mechanics, primarily studies of the thermophysical properties of fluids and solids. At The Rockefeller University his work focussed on the equilibrium properties of fluid mixtures and the similarity of the phase behavior of these mixtures with those of solid metamagnetic materials. Subsequently, his research expanded into the areas of critical phenomena (at Los Alamos National Laboratories) and the phase equilibrium and transport properties of polydisperse fluids and fluid mixtures with application to petroleum engineering (at the National Bureau of Standards). Since he arrived at Stony Brook in 1986, his research has focused on the calculation of refrigerant mixture properties and the use of molecular dynamics to develop descriptions of nano-scale heat and mass transport.