Kevin M Stewart

Research Engineer

Mr. Kevin M. Stewart is a Research Engineer with the Water Energy Technology Team within the Environmental Sciences Division at Oak Ridge National Laboratory.  His areas of interest and work include computational fluid dynamic modeling, environmental fluid mechanics, hydraulic analyses, and reservoir/hydropower system analyses.

Projects of interest include:

  • Standard Modular Hydropower (SMH) development with University of Tennessee for the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)

  • Hydropower diversion methodology and assessment for energy potential from new stream-reach development project for the DOE

  • Flooding hazard reevaluation for the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC)

  • Headwater benefits analysis for the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC)

  • Tidal current resource model validation for DOE with Georgia Tech

  • Total dissolved gas (TDG) prediction for DOE with Universities of Iowa and Colorado Boulder

Prior to joining ORNL, Kevin worked several years in the energy utility industry investigating effects of hydropower system operation on the hydrodynamics and thermal behavior of waste heat from nuclear and fossil facilities within rivers and reservoirs.  He received a Master of Science in Civil and Environmental Engineering from the Environmental Fluid Mechanics and Water Resources Department at Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech) in Atlanta, GA in 2002.         


Third Place Paper Award -  “Total Dissolved Gas Prediction and Implementation within Optimization Scheduling Model for the Mid-Columbia River System” in the Environmental and Social category – July 2015, HydroVision 2015 sponsored by National Hydropower Association.Significant Event Award – “National Hydropower Asset Assessment Program (NHAAP)” – April 2014, Oak Ridge National Laboratory.