Andrey Kuznetsov


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Dr. Kuznetsov is interested in developing models of electrically charged monolith filters capable of capturing viruses.

At the graduate level, Dr. Kuznetsov teaches Heat Transfer Theory and Applications (MAE 505) and Advanced Convective heat Transfer (MAE 708). In both of these courses, he presents real-life problems that have unexpected solutions. For example, he once told his students the true story of a problem that several Cosmonauts faced when first arriving at an uninhabited space station. The station was without power and its interior was very cold. They needed to know precisely the temperature in the station but did not have any devices to measure temperature. So, one of the Cosmonaut’s spit on a wall and measured with a watch the time it took for it to freeze. Stories like this demonstrate how physical principles solve problems in unexpected ways and bring the material to life.

At the undergraduate level, Dr. Kuznetsov teaches Fluid Mechanics I (MAE 308) and Heat Transfer (MAE 310). He complements the fundamental treatment with videos showing different effects and a lot of modern topics, like a discussion on why biological cells dehydrate when they freeze and the wonderful properties of superfluid liquid helium.

Dr. Kuznetsov’s students, like himself, are more than anything else obsessed with modeling fluid-thermal systems, which fosters a stimulating research environment. In fact, Dr. Kuznetsov’s graduate students, after first working with him, are often surprised and pleased to discover that he treats them as colleagues. They enjoy an atmosphere of stimulating discussions on competing ideas. The biotechnology focus of the research also makes the subject particularly interesting.

Outside of work, Dr. Kuznetsov spends time with his family.



Mechanical Engineering

Mechanical Engineering Research Institute, Russian Academy of Sciences


Applied Mathematics

Moscow State University


Mechanical Engineering

Bauman Moscow State Technical University

Research Description

Dr. Kuznetsov's long term goal is to further the advancement of modeling fluid-thermal systems. Presently, Dr. Kuznetsov is developing models of electrically charged monolith filters capable of capturing viruses and he is developing a mechanistic model of neuron deterioration in Alzheimer patients. In MAE, Dr. Kuznetsov collaborates with Dr. Roberts and Dr. Ro.


Simulating tubulin-associated unit transport in an axon: Using bootstrapping for estimating confidence intervals of best-fit parameter values obtained from indirect experimental data
Kuznetsov, I. A., & Kuznetsov, A. V. (2017), Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London. Series A, Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences, 473(2201).
Turbulence modeling for flows in wall bounded porous media: An analysis based on direct numerical simulations
Jin, Y., & Kuznetsov, A. V. (2017), Physics of Fluids (Woodbury, N.Y.), 29(4).
Utilization of the bootstrap method for determining confidence intervals of parameters for a model of MAP1B protein transport in axons
Kuznetsov, I. A., & Kuznetsov, A. V. (2017), Journal of Theoretical Biology, 419, 350-361.
What mechanisms of tau protein transport could be responsible for the inverted tau concentration gradient in degenerating axons?
Kuznetsov, I. A., & Kuznetsov, A. V. (2017), Mathematical Medicine and Biology-A Journal of the IMA, 34(1), 125-150.
Modeling of submicron particle filtration in an electret monolith filter with rectangular cross-section microchannels
Wu, G. J., Miao, Z. Q., Jasper, W. J., & Kuznetsov, A. V. (2016), Aerosol Science and Technology, 50(10), 1033-1043.
The onset of convection in a sloping layered porous medium: Effects of local thermal non-equilibrium and heterogeneity
Nield, D. A., Kuznetsov, A. V., Barletta, A., & Celli, M. (2016), Transport in Porous Media, 114(1), 87-97.
What can trigger the onset of Parkinson's disease - A modeling study based on a compartmental model of alpha-synuclein transport and aggregation in neurons
Kuznetsov, I. A., & Kuznetsov, A. V. (2016), Mathematical Biosciences, 278, 22-29.
A model of neuropeptide transport in various types of nerve terminals containing en passant boutons: The effect of the rate of neuropeptide production in the neuron soma
Kuznetsov, I. A., & Kuznetsov, A. V. (2016), (Proceedings of the ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, 2015, vol 3, ).
A direct numerical simulation study on the possibility of macroscopic turbulence in porous media: Effects of different solid matrix geometries, solid boundaries, and two porosity scales
Uth, M. F., Jin, Y., Kuznetsov, A. V., & Herwig, H. (2016), Physics of Fluids (Woodbury, N.Y.), 28(6).
Unstable forced convection in a plane porous channel with variable-viscosity dissipation
Barletta, A., Celli, M., Kuznetsov, A. V., & Nield, D. A. (2016), Journal of Heat Transfer, 138(3).

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EAGER: Exploratory Research on DNS Modeling of Turbulent Heat Transfer in Porous Media
National Science Foundation (NSF)(8/15/16 - 7/31/18)
NATO Programme for Security Through Science, The(7/27/11 - 7/31/14)
Simulation of Unsteady Reacting Flows in Pulsejets with Ejectors
National Aeronautics & Space Administration (NASA)(6/01/08 - 9/30/09)
Modeling of Flow Containing Nanoparticles Through Electrostatically Charged Monolith Filters
Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA)(1/31/08 - 12/30/11)
Enhancing Mixing in Micro Volumes of Fluid by Utilizing Bioconvection
NATO Programme for Security Through Science, The(4/18/05 - 12/31/07)