PERSONAL STATEMENT

My graduate 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 flows.

SPECIALITIES

  • Fluid Mechanics
  • High Perf Computing
  • Instrumentation

PUBLICATIONS

Binghamton Geomorphology Symposium, 2018
Dillon, B., Strom, K.
World Congress, EWRI, 2018
Dillon, B., Strom, K.
2016 Fall Meeting AGU, 2016
Iscen, N., Dillon, B., Strom, K., and Hoyal, D.
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. Graphics New River Com. College
  • Intro to Eng. New River Com. College
  • Fluid Mechanics Virginia Tech
  • Workforce Dev. New River Com. College

EDUCATION

From 2013 to TBD
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

7yr
From 2010 to Pres
VT Baker Hydraulics Lab
3yr
From 2014 to 2017
New River Community College
2yr
From 2008 to 2010
Crutchfield, Inc.
2yr
From 2008 to 2012

Recognitions

2018
<a href='https://www.cee.vt.edu/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/Graduate-Fellowships-and-Awards.pdf'>Via Teaching Fellowship</a>
Instructor of Record Position for PhD Candidates
Civil & Envriomental Engineering Dept.
Virginia Tech
2018
<a href='https://www.vlwa.org/leo.aspx'>Leo Bourassa Scholarship Award</a>
Merit-based Water Resources Scholarship
Virginia Lakes and Watershed Association
2018
<a href='https://www.cee.vt.edu/ewr/financial-aid/'>G.V. Loganathan Memorial Fellowship</a>
Faculity Nominated Award
Civil & Envriomental Engineering Dept.
Virginia Tech
2016
<a href='http://vsgc.odu.edu/STEMtakesFlight/professionaldevelopment.html'>STEM Takes Flight</a>
Merit-based Faculty Development
Wallops Space Flight Facility
NASA
2015
<a href='https://vtol.org/awards-and-contests/student-design-competition/past-student-design-winners'>AHS / Boeing's 32nd Student Design Competition</a>
Best New Entrant, Faculty Advisor
West Palm Beach, Florida
2015
<a href='http://newhorizons.vccs.edu/sp_faq/excellence-education-awards/'>Excellence in Education</a>
State-wide Award for Innovative Pedagogy
Virginia Community College System

Hobbies & Interests

Ultralight Backpacking
Whitewater Kayaking
Reading
Music
Walking
Dogs
Games
Theatre