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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

R. 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. 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.

S. E. Arda, K. E. Holbert, “Nonlinear dynamic modeling and simulation of a passively cooled small modular reactor,” Progress in Nuclear Energy, vol. 91, pp. 116-131, Aug. 2016.

L. T. Clark, K. E. Holbert, J. W. Adams, H. Navale, B. C. Anderson, “Evaluation of 1.5-T cell flash memory total ionizing dose response,” IEEE Transactions on Nuclear Science, vol. 62, no. 6, pp. 2431-2439, Dec. 2015.

S. E. Arda, K. E. Holbert, “A dynamic model of a passively cooled small modular reactor for controller design purposes,” Nuclear Engineering and Design, vol. 289, pp. 218-230, Aug. 2015.

E. 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, pp. 430-437, June 2015.

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