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Keith Holbert

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SUM/WTR Faculty Research
Faculty, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 5706
Assoc Professor
Faculty, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 5706
Biography

Dr. Holbert is the founding Director of the Nuclear Power Generation program, and an Associate Professor in the School of Electrical, Computer and Energy Engineering. He joined the ASU faculty in 1989 after earning his Ph.D. in nuclear engineering from the University of Tennessee. His research expertise is in the area of instrumentation and system diagnostics including radiation effects on sensors. Dr. Holbert has performed tests on safety-related systems in more than a dozen nuclear power plants in the United States. He has published more than 200 journal and conference papers, two textbooks, and holds one patent. Dr. Holbert is a registered professional (nuclear) engineer. He is a member of the American Nuclear Society and a Senior Member of the IEEE. Professor Holbert teaches undergraduate and graduate engineering courses on electric power generation (from all forms of energy), nuclear reactor theory and design, nuclear power plant controls and diagnostics, reactor safety analysis, and health physics and radiation measurements. Dr. Holbert has been the recipient of multiple teaching awards.

Education

Ph.D., Nuclear Engineering, University of Tennessee, 1989

M.S., Nuclear Engineering, University of Tennessee, 1986

M.S., Nuclear Engineering, University of Tennessee, 1984

Research Interests

Process monitoring and diagnostics, noise analysis, sensor fault detection, and radiation effects

Publications

See curriculum vitae

Research Activity
Fall 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
EEE 463Electrical Power Plants
EEE 492Honors Directed Study
EEE 493Honors Thesis
EEE 499Individualized Instruction
EEE 562Nuclear Reactor Theory&Design
EEE 590Reading and Conference
EEE 591Seminar
EEE 592Research
EEE 595Continuing Registration
EEE 599Thesis
EEE 690Reading and Conference
EEE 790Reading and Conference
EEE 792Research
EEE 795Continuing Registration
EEE 799Dissertation
Summer 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
EEE 463Electrical Power Plants
EEE 564Interdisciplin Nuclear Pwr Ops
EEE 590Reading and Conference
EEE 591Seminar
EEE 592Research
CEN 595Continuing Registration
EEE 595Continuing Registration
EEE 599Thesis
EEE 690Reading and Conference
EEE 790Reading and Conference
EEE 792Research
EEE 795Continuing Registration
EEE 799Dissertation
Spring 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
EEE 360Energy Sys/Power Electronics
EEE 460Nuclear Power Engineering
EEE 492Honors Directed Study
EEE 493Honors Thesis
EEE 499Individualized Instruction
EEE 563Nuclear Rx Dynamics&Diagnostcs
CEN 580Practicum
EEE 590Reading and Conference
EEE 591Seminar
EEE 592Research
EEE 595Continuing Registration
EEE 599Thesis
EEE 690Reading and Conference
EEE 790Reading and Conference
EEE 792Research
EEE 795Continuing Registration
EEE 799Dissertation
Fall 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
EEE 360Energy Sys/Power Electronics
EEE 463Electrical Power Plants
EEE 492Honors Directed Study
EEE 493Honors Thesis
EEE 499Individualized Instruction
EEE 562Nuclear Reactor Theory&Design
EEE 590Reading and Conference
EEE 591Seminar
EEE 592Research
EEE 595Continuing Registration
EEE 599Thesis
EEE 690Reading and Conference
EEE 790Reading and Conference
EEE 792Research
EEE 795Continuing Registration
EEE 799Dissertation
Summer 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
EEE 463Electrical Power Plants
EEE 499Individualized Instruction
EEE 564Interdisciplin Nuclear Pwr Ops
EEE 590Reading and Conference
EEE 591Seminar
EEE 592Research
CEN 595Continuing Registration
EEE 595Continuing Registration
EEE 599Thesis
EEE 690Reading and Conference
EEE 790Reading and Conference
EEE 792Research
EEE 795Continuing Registration
EEE 799Dissertation
Spring 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
EEE 460Nuclear Power Engineering
EEE 492Honors Directed Study
EEE 493Honors Thesis
EEE 499Individualized Instruction
EEE 563Nuclear Rx Dynamics&Diagnostcs
CEN 580Practicum
EEE 590Reading and Conference
EEE 591Seminar
EEE 592Research
EEE 595Continuing Registration
EEE 599Thesis
EEE 680Practicum
EEE 690Reading and Conference
EEE 790Reading and Conference
EEE 792Research
EEE 795Continuing Registration
EEE 799Dissertation
Fall 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
EEE 463Electrical Power Plants
EEE 492Honors Directed Study
EEE 493Honors Thesis
EEE 499Individualized Instruction
EEE 562Nuclear Reactor Theory&Design
EEE 590Reading and Conference
EEE 591Seminar
EEE 592Research
EEE 595Continuing Registration
EEE 599Thesis
EEE 680Practicum
EEE 690Reading and Conference
EEE 790Reading and Conference
EEE 792Research
EEE 795Continuing Registration
EEE 799Dissertation
Summer 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
EEE 460Nuclear Power Engineering
EEE 493Honors Thesis
EEE 499Individualized Instruction
EEE 564Interdisciplin Nuclear Pwr Ops
EEE 590Reading and Conference
EEE 591Seminar
EEE 592Research
CEN 595Continuing Registration
EEE 595Continuing Registration
EEE 599Thesis
EEE 680Practicum
EEE 690Reading and Conference
EEE 790Reading and Conference
EEE 792Research
EEE 795Continuing Registration
EEE 799Dissertation
Spring 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
EEE 460Nuclear Power Engineering
EEE 492Honors Directed Study
EEE 493Honors Thesis
EEE 499Individualized Instruction
CEN 580Practicum
EEE 590Reading and Conference
EEE 591Seminar
EEE 592Research
EEE 595Continuing Registration
EEE 599Thesis
EEE 680Practicum
EEE 690Reading and Conference
EEE 790Reading and Conference
EEE 792Research
EEE 795Continuing Registration
EEE 799Dissertation
Fall 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
EEE 492Honors Directed Study
EEE 493Honors Thesis
EEE 499Individualized Instruction
EEE 562Nuclear Reactor Theory&Design
EEE 590Reading and Conference
EEE 591Seminar
EEE 592Research
EEE 595Continuing Registration
CEN 599Thesis
EEE 599Thesis
EEE 680Practicum
EEE 690Reading and Conference
EEE 790Reading and Conference
EEE 792Research
EEE 795Continuing Registration
EEE 799Dissertation
Summer 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
EEE 493Honors Thesis
EEE 499Individualized Instruction
EEE 564Interdisciplin Nuclear Pwr Ops
EEE 590Reading and Conference
EEE 591Seminar
EEE 592Research
EEE 595Continuing Registration
EEE 599Thesis
EEE 680Practicum
EEE 684Internship
EEE 690Reading and Conference
EEE 790Reading and Conference
EEE 792Research
EEE 795Continuing Registration
EEE 799Dissertation
Spring 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
EEE 460Nuclear Power Engineering
EEE 563Nuclear Rx Dynamics&Diagnostcs
EEE 590Reading and Conference
EEE 591Seminar
EEE 592Research
EEE 595Continuing Registration
EEE 599Thesis
EEE 680Practicum
EEE 690Reading and Conference
EEE 790Reading and Conference
EEE 792Research
EEE 795Continuing Registration
EEE 799Dissertation
Fall 2013
Course NumberCourse Title
EEE 562Nuclear Reactor Theory&Design
EEE 590Reading and Conference
EEE 592Research
EEE 595Continuing Registration
EEE 599Thesis
EEE 680Practicum
EEE 690Reading and Conference
EEE 790Reading and Conference
EEE 792Research
EEE 795Continuing Registration
EEE 799Dissertation
Summer 2013
Course NumberCourse Title
EEE 563Nuclear Rx Dynamics&Diagnostcs
EEE 564Interdisciplin Nuclear Pwr Ops
EEE 590Reading and Conference
EEE 591Seminar
EEE 592Research
EEE 595Continuing Registration
EEE 599Thesis
EEE 680Practicum
EEE 690Reading and Conference
EEE 790Reading and Conference
EEE 792Research
EEE 795Continuing Registration
EEE 799Dissertation
Spring 2013
Course NumberCourse Title
EEE 460Nuclear Power Engineering
EEE 563Nuclear Rx Dynamics&Diagnostcs
EEE 590Reading and Conference
EEE 591Seminar
EEE 592Research
EEE 595Continuing Registration
EEE 599Thesis
EEE 792Research
EEE 795Continuing Registration
EEE 799Dissertation
Honors / Awards

ASEE Energy Conversion and Conservation Division, Second Best Paper, June 2016
Top 5% Teaching Award, Fulton Schools of Engineering, 2012
IEEE Transactions on Education Best Paper award for 2010
Guest Scientist, Los Alamos National Laboratory, 2005-2014
My website was selected as for the “100 Excellent Ivy League Open Courses for Engineers”, May 2009
Honorable Mention Paper Award, ASEE Continuous Improvement in Engineering Education Conference, March 2008
Online Educational Database recognized my Electrical Networks website as one of the “Top 100 Open Courseware Projects”, May 16, 2007
Outstanding Faculty Award, IEEE Phoenix Section, February 2007
Nominated for ASU Last Lecture Series, 2004 Special Chair Award “for Outstanding Leadership as Chairperson of the Student Activities Committee,” IEEE Phoenix Section, 2003
Award from WISE (Women in Science and Engineering) Investments program, 2003
Appreciation Award for recruitment and retention of students, Engineering College, 2002
Nominated for ASU Associated Students Centennial Professorship, 2002
IEEE Recognition for service as Facilities Chair for Student Professional Awareness Conference (SPAC), 2002
Special Recognition Award from WISE program, 2002
Nominated by students for Engineering College Faculty Teaching Award, 2000
Teaching Excellence Award from the ASU College of Engineering, 1996-1997
Nominated for CEAS Young Faculty Teaching Award, 1992
Faculty Research Appointment at Westinghouse Hanford, 1991
Tau Beta Pi member (Tennessee Alpha, '84)

Editorships

Associate Editor, journal of Science and Technology of Nuclear Installations, 2011-present

Professional Associations
American Nuclear Society (ANS) Member, 1981-present American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) Member, 1992-present Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Senior Member, 1996-present
Service

American Nuclear Society (ANS) Arizona Section, Chair, 2010-2014

IEEE Phoenix Section: Past Chair, 2009; Chair, 2008; Secretary, 2007; Treasurer, 2006; Student Activities Committee, Chair, 2001-2005

Work History
2004-2005 Visiting Staff Member Los Alamos National Laboratory 1983-1988 Field Test Engineer Analysis and Measurement Services Corp