PERSONAL STATEMENT

My work focuses on the river morphology topic of incipient motion. My research investigates, quantifies, and predicts the threshold conditions of motion for alluvial material undergoing the action of turbulent river flows.

MY SPECIALITIES

  • Fluid Mechanics
  • High Perf Computing
  • Instrumentation

PUBLICATIONS

Measurements of particle movement and local turbulent flow characteristics at incipient conditions
RiverFlow International Conference on Fluvial Hydraulics, September 2008
Celik A. O., Valyrakis M., Dancey C. L., Diplas P, Akar T., Dillon B.
Analysis of initiation of bed material motion under turbulent flows
ASCE 18th Engineering Mechanics Division Conference, June 2007.
Celik A. O., Dancey C. L., Diplas P., Valyrakis M., Dillon, B.
Slagging Properties of Poultry Litter Ash During Combustion
The Deans’ Forum on Energy Security and Sustainability, October 2006
Dillon B. J., Agblevor F.

Courses Taught

  • Eng. Drafting 24 Credit Hours
  • Intro to Eng. 20 Credit Hours
  • Workforce Development Vocational

EDUCATION

From 2013 to 2018
Doctor of Philosophy, Civil Engineering
Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA
From 2010 to 2013
Master of Science, Mechanical Engineering
Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA
From 2004 - 2007
Bachelor of Science, Mechanical Engineering
Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA

YEARS OF EXPERIENCE

7
From 2010 to Pres
Graduate Research Assistant
VT Baker Hydraulics Lab
3
From 2014 to 2017
Adjunct Instructor, Engineering
New River Community College
2
From 2008 to 2010
Research Intern
Crutchfield, Inc.

Recognitions

2016
STEM Takes Flight
STEM Takes Flight
Merit-based Faculty Development
Goddard Space Flight Center
2016
AHS / Boeing's 32nd Student Design Competiton
AHS / Boeing's 32nd Student Design Competiton
Best New Entrant, Faculty Advisor
West Palm Beach, Florida
2015
Excellence in Education
Excellence in Education
State-wide Award for Innovative Pedagogy
Virginia Community College System

Hobbies & Interests

Ultralight Backpacking
Whitewater Kayaking
Reading
Music
Walking
Dogs
Games
Theatre