Jeremy A. Templeton

Principle Member of Technical Staff, Combustion Research Facility, Thermal/Fluids Sciences and Engineering


Dr. Templeton is a computational scientist who develops and uses advanced numerical methods to solve scientifically and technologically interesting problems.  As the physical phenomena vary in scale from the motion of atoms to the performance of engineered systems, the tools of multiscale modeling and uncertainty quantification are critical to gaining new physical insights through simulations.  These techniques form the foundation of Dr. Templeton’s engineering and research projects that both push forward these fields and leverage the great contributions of colleagues at Sandia and academia to solve challenging national security problems.  He also is one of the principal authors of the Atomistic-to-Continuum (AtC) package in Sandia’s LAMMPS molecular dynamics open-source software package.  LAMMPS is can be downloaded  and AtC documentation.


Research Interests

  • Atomistic-to-Continuum and Multiscale Modeling
  • Computational Heat Transfer
  • Large-eddy Simulation of Reacting Flows
  • Meshfree methods for computational fluid dynamics
  • Uncertainty Quantification
  • Micro/Nanofluidics
  • Computational Materials Science


  • PhD. in Mechanical Engineering, Stanford University, 2006
  • M.S. in Mechanical Engineering, Stanford University, 2001
  • B.S. in Mechanical Engineering & B.A. in Applied Mathematics, Rice University, 1999

Selected Publications & Patents

Model based design of a microfluidic mixer driven by induced charge electroosmosis
CK Harnett, J Templeton, KA Dunphy-Guzman, YM Senousy, MP Kanouff
Lab on a Chip 8 (4), 565-572, 2008

A material frame approach for evaluating continuum variables in atomistic simulations
JA Zimmerman, RE Jones, JA Templeton
Journal of Computational Physics 229 (6), 2364-2389, 2010

An atomistic-to-continuum coupling method for heat transfer in solids
GJ Wagner, RE Jones, JA Templeton, ML Parks
Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering 197 (41), 3351-3365, 2008

Towards Wall-Normal Filtering for Large-Eddy Simulation
JA Templeton, M Shoeybi
Multiscale Modeling & Simulation 5 (2), 420-444, 2006

A predictive wall model for large-eddy simulation based on optimal control techniques
JA Templeton, M Wang, P Moin
Physics of Fluids 20, 065104, 2008

Polarization as a field variable from molecular dynamics simulations
KK Mandadapu, JA Templeton, JW Lee
The Journal of Chemical Physics 139, 054115, 2013

Comparison of Molecular and Primitive Solvent Models for Electrical Double Layers in Nanochannels
JW Lee, JA Templeton, KK Mandadapu, JA Zimmerman
Journal of Chemical Theory and Computation
(7), pp 3051–3061, 2013

A Long-Range Electric Field Solver for Molecular Dynamics Based on Atomistic-to-Continuum Modeling
JA Templeton, RE Jones, JW Lee, JA Zimmerman, BM Wong
Journal of Chemical Theory and Computation 7 (6), 1736-1749, 2011

Simulated Real-Time Detection of a Small Molecule on a Carbon Nanotube Cantilever
RE Jones, JA Templeton, TW Rebold
Journal of Computational and Theoretical Nanoscience 8 (8), 1364-1384, 2011

Electron transport enhanced molecular dynamics for metals and semi‐metals
RE Jones, JA Templeton, GJ Wagner, D Olmsted, NA Modine
International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering 83 (8‐9), 940-967, 2010

Method for computing turbulent flow using a near-wall eddy-viscosity formulation
G Kalitzin, G Medic, JA Templeton

US Patent 7,668,705, 2010


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