Keith HolbertKeith Holbert

Associate Professor
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Research expertise: Nuclear engineering, process monitoring and diagnostics, sensor fault detection, instrumentation development, radiation effects on electronics

Keith Holbert is the director of the nuclear power generation program. He joined the faculty in 1989. Holbert is a registered professional (nuclear) engineer and has published over 150 refereed journal and conference papers, two textbooks and holds one patent.

Professional preparation
Ph.D., nuclear engineering, University of Tennessee, 198
M.S., nuclear engineering, University of Tennessee, 1986
B.S., nuclear engineering, University of Tennessee, 1984

Recognition and awards
Tau Beta Pi; Teaching Excellence Award from ASU College of Engineering (1997); IEEE Senior Member; Outstanding Faculty Award, IEEE Phoenix Section (2007); IEEE Transactions on Education Best Paper award (2010); Guest Scientist, Los Alamos National Laboratory (2005-2014); Top 5% Faculty, Fulton Schools of Engineering (2012).

Professional associations
IEEE Senior Member

Selected Publications

L. Murray, K. E. Holbert, Nuclear Energy: An Introduction to the Concepts, Systems, and Applications of Nuclear Processes, 7th ed., Elsevier Butterworth-Heinemann, 2014.

G. Karady, K. E. Holbert, Electrical Energy Conversion and Transport: An interactive computer-based approach, 2nd ed., IEEE Series on Power Engineering, Wiley Interscience, 2013.

B. Johnson, C. Whitney, K. E. Holbert, T. Zhang, T. Stannard, A. Christie, P. Harper, B. Anderson, J. F. Christian, “Activation analysis study on Li-ion batteries for nuclear forensic applications,” Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research A, vol. 784, June 2015, pp. 430-437.

E. Holbert, L. L. Grable, A. Overbay, B. Nzekwe, “FREEDM precollege programs: inspiring generation Y to pursue careers in the electric power industry,” IEEE Trans. on Power Systems, vol. 29, no. 4, July 2014, pp. 1888-1895.

R. Indluru; K. E Holbert, T. L Alford, “Gamma radiation effects on indium-zinc oxide thin-film transistors,” Thin Solid Films, vol. 539, pp. 342–344, July 2013.

B. Johnson, C. Whitney, X. J. Chen, C. J. Stapels, K. E. Holbert, A. Kaczmarowski, T. Stannard, J. F. Christian, “Li-ion batteries used as ubiquitous neutron sensors for nuclear forensics,” IEEE Trans. Nuclear Science, vol. 60, no. 2, pp. 644-651, April 2013.

Zhang, K. E. Holbert, “Frequency domain comparison of multi-lump and distributed parameter models for pressurized water reactor cores,” Am. J. Energy Research, vol. 1, no. 1, pp. 17-24, March 2013.

E. Holbert, K. Lin, “Nuclear power plant instrumentation fault detection using fuzzy logic,” Science and Technology of Nuclear Installations, vol. 2012, Article ID 421070, 11 pages, September 2012.

Xin, K. E. Holbert, L. T. Clark, “Single event upset mitigation techniques for FPGAs utilized in nuclear power plant digital instrumentation and control,” Nuclear Engineering and Design, vol. 241, no. 8, pp. 3317-3324, August 2011.

Lin and K. E. Holbert, “Void diagnostics in liquid-filled pressure sensing lines,” Progress in Nuclear Energy, vol. 52, no. 5, pp. 503-511, July 2010.

E. Holbert, G. G. Karady, S. G. Adhikari, and M. L. Dyer, “Magnetic fields produced by underground residential distribution system,” IEEE Trans. Power Delivery, vol. 24, no. 3, pp. 1616-1622, July 2009.

Lin and K. E. Holbert, “Applying the equivalent pi circuit to the modeling of hydraulic pressurized lines,” Mathematics and Computers in Simulation, vol. 79, no. 7, pp. 2064-2075, Mar. 2009.

Lin and K. E. Holbert, “Blockage diagnostics for nuclear power plant pressure transmitter sensing lines,” Nuclear Engineering and Design, vol. 239, no. 2, pp. 365-372, Feb. 2009.