Dr. Vivek Dwivedi | AIChE

Dr. Vivek Dwivedi

Associate Branch Head with the Thermal Engineering Branch

Dr. Vivek Dwivedi is the Associate Branch Head with the Thermal Engineering and Analysis Branch at the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center focusing on thin film applications and research utilizing Atomic Layer Deposition for thermal, optical, and additive applications.  He received his Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Maryland, College Park where his focus was on a novel multi-scale model of an Atomic Layer Deposition Process in high aspect ratio geometries.  Dr. Dwivedi’s research interests include reactor design, energy storage, space flight optics, gas sensing, catalysis and engineering education.  During his time at NASA, Vivek has matured multiple technologies including passive thermal films, tuned nanopillars, applications in 3D carbon nanotube growth and modification of pigments, powders and foams.  Dr. Dwivedi is a native Washingtonian who is actively involved in numerous organizations including the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) National Capital Section (NCS) holding positions of Chair and Director.