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Dr David A Wetz Jr

[Dr David Alan Wetz Jr]

Professor, Electrical Engineering
Last Updated: January 26, 2021
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Research Interests

Research Interests
Since 2003, I have been actively engaged in Department of Defense (DoD), Department of Energy (DoE), and industry funded research projects aimed at advancing the technical level of understanding of electromagnetic launchers, pulsed power systems, electrochemical energy storage, renewable energy sources, microgrids, hardware-in-the-loop, pulsed dielectic breakdown of liquids, and plasma physics. As a graduate student, my research was funded by Sandia National Laboratories (SNL), a DoE federally funded national research laboratory, and focused on gaining a fundamental understanding of pulsed dielectric breakdown in liquid dielectrics. The research was initiated due to interest in using water as a dielectric in spark gaps and pulsed forming lines in the Z-machine, a nuclear affects simulator. Water is a desirable dielectric for compact pulsed power devices due to its high relative permittivity. However, its electrical breakdown strength is lower than that of more commonly used transformer oil, and therefore many characteristics of its pulsed dielectric strength remain unknown. My research found that material composition of the electrodes and their surface roughness affect dielectric strength of liquid dielectrics. From the results, I proposed a new theoretical model to describe the breakdown process. While employed at the IAT, my research was focused in the development of electromagnetic launchers, also called railguns. These are macroparticle accelerators using high current (on the order of several Mega-Amperes) for a few milliseconds to launch projectiles to velocities in excess of 2 km/s. My research in electromagnetic launch has focused on two main problems areas: achieving high muzzle speeds in plasma armature launchers, and understanding and overcoming bore wear in solid armature launchers. My research on plasma launchers, which was funded by a US Air Force MURI grant, sought to understand and overcome a velocity-limiting effect that was observed in the 1980’s but was never satisfactorily resolved. My research on solid armature railguns funded by the US Navy and US Army has strong experimental and theoretical components. I developed and tested novel diagnostic techniques for measuring bore wear and used those measurements to understand mechanisms leading to bore wear. Insights gained in my research led to the development of novel bore geometries shown to reduce both rail erosion and insulator delamination. My bore erosion measurements are closely tied to work done on larger scale launchers at the Naval Surface Warfare Center in Dahlgren, Virginia. In 2010, prior to joining UTA, I developed a novel railgun geometry that led to the Navy investing over $250,000 in its fabrication for evaluation in their large-scale railgun. Testing was incredibly successful and to my knowledge, its bore life is still one of the longest ever tested. Another large outstanding problem is understanding how electrical connections fail at high current. There are several poorly understood processes that contribute to these failures (e.g., magnetic sawing). I have spent considerable time in my career developing pulsed power instrumentation to better understand these phenomena. At IAT, I collaboratively developed pulsed power devices for specific research applications. An example of this is a novel inductive heating apparatus I developed to rapidly heat small conductive rings to near their melting temperature in tens of milliseconds, and a separate pulsed power supply to apply short, high-current pulses to stress the rings at the elevated temperatures. The objective was to study the effect of heating rate on the strength of conductors. The experiment integrated diagnostics to measure the ring temperature profile during heating and the expansion velocity so that accurate heating and strength properties can be analyzed. This work was incredibly valuable to the pulsed power community as little is known about conductor material properties when carrying high pulsed currents. While employed at the IAT, it was equipped with an 18 MJ pulsed power supply used to supply current to the launchers. I aided in the development of simulation models to accurately predict the performance of both the power supply and the launchers. As part of a group of three electrical engineers in the launchers group, I helped to maintain and upgrade the power supply as necessary. I have continued to support the Navy’s railgun program throughout my tenure at UTA and with support from the Navy, I have setup a small railgun at UTA and a 5 MJ pulsed power supply that can produce 1 MA for a few milliseconds. Since joining UTA in 2010, I have successfully earned just over $9M in funding from federal agencies and private industry sponsors. My research interests have greatly changed from those I had in graduate school and during my time at the IAT. Early in my career at UTA, I was very fortunate to be awarded a Young Investigator Program (YIP) Award by the US Office of Naval Research (ONR) to study the aging phenomena of electrochemical energy storage devices cycled at high rates of charge and discharge. Energy storage is more widely penetrating society everyday due to the sharp rise in available consumer electronics, the advancements made and affordability of renewable energy, and the wider interest in electric vehicles. These consumer uses of energy storage have pushed technology considerably and the US DoD has started to see the benefits of using energy storage aboard its mobile fleet to both propel vehicles, buffer existing generation sources, and directly supply advanced electrical loads. There is a need aboard mobile platforms to make energy storage as compact as possible forcing them to supply and absorb power at rates much higher than traditionally used. While these devices are capable of this type of operation, little is known about how they perform, age, heat up, and fail at high power. Consumer applications would rarely use them at high power as it causes faster aging and cost of replacement is prohibitive to consumers. My research has therefore been very focused on studying these devices under unique electrical loading properties and the work has been very positively received by the energy storage and pulsed power communities. My work has found that at high rates, the electrodes degrade and fail due to cracking, electrolyte decomposition, and oxidation layer formation. The work has enabled me to form a very niche field of study that has made me and my group of students very specialized from others in the energy storage community. With great collaboration of Dr. Ankur Jain of UTA’s MAE Department, we were able to measure the thermal properties of lithium-ion cells and through our modeling and experimental methods, we were able to provide the community with measurement techniques not previously available. I was able to rapidly grow my program after completion of that initial YIP to study not only energy storage but the wider power system topologies in which they can be used. I have been a very active contributor to an ongoing ONR Future Naval Capability (FNC) program focused on studying Multi-Function Energy Storage Modules (MFESM) for use in transiently loaded power system architectures. Our work focuses on developing hybrid power systems in which energy dense batteries and power dense ultracapacitors are used in parallel to supply power to loads which change quickly but also demand high power for a long period of time. Design of these modules is heavily dependent on power electronics to regulate the flow of power to and from each device and the control of those power electronics. We have developed MFESMs at low and high-power levels, demonstrating improvement in overall power system efficiency, energy storage lifetime, and power quality improvement of existing onboard generation. We have also studied other components within future power systems, such as multi-pulse AC/DC rectifiers and diesel and gas turbine generators. As these research thrusts have developed, our use of hardware-in-the-loop (HIL) has expanded enabling us to emulate power systems, components within the power system, and control of those power systems. We are currently collaborating with Drs. Ramtin Madani and Ali Davoudi of UTA’s EE Department to develop and validate new control and optimization strategies for distributed generation power systems. This work is very novel and has greatly enhanced the communities understanding of deploying high rate loads on mobile platforms. In addition to the work for the DoD, my group collaborated with Dr. Wei-Jen Lee to support research for the DoE from 2010 to 2013. Together we designed and demonstrated a low-power microgrid in 2010 that has since been used to study advanced power system control strategies. My group has supported many industry sponsors as well. We have supported Raytheon in the study of lithium-ion batteries for a host of civilian and defense applications and Lockheed Martin with the design and development of a high current pulsed power source that is used to seed plasma in a power generation fusion reactor. Collaboration with CoSERV, a local utility cooperative, enhanced the understanding of how wirelessly connected smart meters affect the operation of ground fault interrupt circuits (GFCI) and the challenges facing integration of motor controllers in water pumping applications. Work with Luna Innovations has demonstrated a new fiber optic thermal measurement sensing technique and its ability to measure both temperature and strain in lithium-ion battery cases when stressed electrically and thermally. Work with ThermAvant Technologies has aided in the design of thermal cooling strategies for lithium-ion batteries deployed in defense and civilian applications. These and other projects not highlighted highlight the capabilities of my research team here at UTA. The last research highlight I would like to mention is our work in correlating the internal pressure of cylindrical lithium-ion batteries and the way they age and fail. My student and I were able to show that there is a direct correlation with the internal pressure of the cells and their usable capacity. The work produced four publications and was the subject of an NSF CAREER proposal that was heavily recommended for funding by the panel. I was notified that I had been awarded a CAREER award to develop this work however two months after its initial award, the NSF had to rescind the award due to a lack of funding within the EEC Division. Despite the disappointment, the work continued, and we consider it to be a groundbreaking research accomplishment in the energy storage community. Since joining UTA, my research has produced eight PhDs and six MS students. These students have helped me to publish over 145 publications, over 50 of which are peer reviewed journal articles. Our work has been well sited and received within our research community. All fourteen students have obtained excellent positions within companies such as Lockheed Martin, Raytheon, E-Controls, Leidos, among others. One even went on to law school and now a patent lawyer. Above all else, I am most proud of my students and the successful research they have performed.

Teaching Interests

Teaching Interests
My interest and approach to teaching is motivated in equal parts by my experiences when I was a student at Texas Tech University, my experiences as a mentor at UT Austin’s Institute for Advanced Technology, and my time as a professor here at UTA. As a student, I saw the value of learning theory but was frequently frustrated when professors fail to follow through with what should be the logical next step: showing how the theory applies to practical systems. One example is when I took an antennas class presenting the theory behind various antenna configurations. My professor went page by page in the book, deriving equation after equation. As the class went on, many of the designs started to look the same, making it hard to understand why one would be chosen over another. The class would have been much better had the professor provided some context for each type of antenna and some discussion of the many such questions which were left unanswered. Teaching the design and construction of familiar systems, such as a radio antenna or satellite dish, would have been a more productive learning experience where students learn both theory and application. When students lack confidence in their ability to apply what they have learned, it is hard to get them motivated to learn more and enjoy the learning process. I find that as professors, we spend so much time teaching and testing equations that we often overlook the fundamental questions that should be asked to measure student understanding. There are many things professors can do to make lectures more interesting, and interesting lectures produce a win-win situation. I believe that teaching, through course and laboratory lectures as well as through research advisement, is the most important job I have as a faculty member at UTA. It is my job to educate students in a way that enables them to learn and understand the material as well as enjoy it. I believe students should be engaged in classroom discussions. When I teach, I like to pose questions to the class in an interactive setting. Engaging the students makes it easier for me to figure out what they understand and how they learn. When I am asked questions by students, I never just give them the answer. I always respond to their question with another question that forces them to think. I don’t give up until the student truly understands the answer to the question they originally asked. It is important for professors to understand that students learn in different ways, and although it is impossible to teach it in every possible way, it is vital to be able to change one’s methods to accommodate as many students as possible. I believe homework is vital for developing an understanding of what is being learned in class and that the homework should help to tie the theory to how it applies to the design process. Homework assignments should be practical problems and not simply a problem that requires the student to fill numbers into an equation presented in class. I feel that assigning small projects where students work alone or in a small group is also a very good way for students to learn. It is very important as a professor to make sure that if a group project is assigned, that all the members of the group are working equally in order to assess a fair grade and make sure that the important topics of the project are understood by everyone. I was never afraid to go to my professor’s office during office hours to ask questions about topics I was having trouble understanding. These one-on-one sessions were extremely helpful, and I always appreciated my professors taking the time to teach me. As a professor, I like to make myself available for my students and encourage them to come and talk to me anytime they are unclear or need more of my time to understand the material. As a mentor of students at the IAT, I came to appreciate how much opportunity there is for students to learn in non-classroom settings. As an advisor to graduate students, I believe it is important to work hands on to teach the art and craft of laboratory research. I believe it is important for upper division students to appreciate the process and value of publishing and presenting their research. As a professor I strive to bring in research projects and take on graduate students, but I never take on so many that I cannot be a good advisor to every one of them. I have had the opportunity at UTA to teach courses at both the undergraduate and graduate level. My undergraduate teaching thus far has been involved with ‘practicum’ portions of the departments two semester Senior Design course sequence. In this course I am given the privilege of working with students in a laboratory environment, which is where I feel my true strengths lie. I teach students how to effectively conduct a research project from start to finish. I enjoy teaching students how to research the topic, design and simulate the circuits, develop a prototype, experimentally validate the prototype, and finally construct a finished product. It is vital that students learn these skills before entering the work force and that they can effectively present their work in both oral and written formats. I believe I provide a fun laboratory environment in which students learn and work effectively. I enjoy engaging students with industry as they always exert that extra effort when they see the value of their work by a potential employer. The two graduate courses have been focused in the areas of pulsed power and renewable energy. The pulsed power course focuses on the theory and requirements of properly designing high voltage systems for different applications such as high voltage capacitive power supplies, inductive power supplies, Marx generator technology, electromagnetic launchers, high power microwave generators, dielectric breakdown, and high voltage switching. The renewable energy course focuses on the theory and application of solar panels, wind turbines, fuel cells, and energy storage devices. I hope that I have a similar impact on students that many of my professors had on me. Upon entering college, I had no idea what pulsed power was. After developing mentoring relationships with several of my professors I began to understand the benefits and rewards that a career in pulsed power had to offer. I never in my wildest dreams thought I would earn a Ph. D; it was the encouragement of my professors that even made me try. The confidence and skills my professor instilled in me have also enabled me to use my knowledge to be successful in other research areas outside of my educational background. Professors can help shape the future and influence the lives of countless students. It is a privilege to work every day with students and know that I am making a difference.

Biography

Biography

David Wetz, Ph.D., is currently a Professor in the Electrical Engineering Department of the University of Texas at Arlington (UTA) and the UTA College of Engineering’s Director of Strategic Initiatives, since September 2017. He earned his B.S. degrees in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from Texas Tech University in 2003 and then went on to earn his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering from the same in 2004 and 2006 respectively. During his time at Texas Tech he worked as a graduate Research Assistant in the Center for Pulsed Power and Power Electronics where his research focused in the areas of pulsed power system design, pulsed dielectric breakdown of liquids, and ion thruster optimization. Following graduation from his Ph.D. program he worked as Postdoctoral Fellow, and later as a Research Associate, at the Institute for Advanced Technology (IAT) at the University of Texas at Austin. He joined the faculty of the Electrical Engineering Department at the University of Texas at Arlington in 2010 at the rank of Assistant Professor. He was promoted to Associate Professor in 2015, and Professor in 2018. His research currently focuses on the areas of pulsed power, MicroGrids, and understanding the limitations of using electrochemical energy storage devices in transient power systems. He has authored or co-authored over 144 publications including 52 peer refereed open journal papers, 12 peer refereed publications at classified US Symposiums, and 90 international conference papers. He has graduated 7 MSEE students and 11 PhD EE students since joining UTA in 2010. He is presently the Vice Chair of IEEE Pulsed Power Science and Technology Committee (PPS&T), a subcommittee of the IEEE Nuclear and Plasma Sciences (NPSS) Society. He was recognized as the IEEE 2006 Pulsed Power Student of the Year. Additionally, in 2008 he was recognized as an Outstanding Young Researcher at the 2nd Euro Asian Pulsed Power Conference, received an Office of Naval Research Young Investigator Award in 2011, and has been employed as a Summer Research Fellow at the Naval Research Laboratories Ship Systems Engineering Station (NSWC-SSES) in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania during the summers of 2014 through 2018, respectively. He has served multiple times as a Guest Editor for the IEEE Transactions on Plasma Science (TPS) and once for the IEEE Transactions Dielectrics and Insulation (TDEI). He was Technical Co-Chair of the 2015 IEEE International Pulsed Power Conference, the 2014 IEEE International Electromagnetic Launch Symposium, the 2017 Pacific Pulsed Power Symposium, and the 2018 IEEE International Electromagnetic Launch Symposium. He is serving as the General Conference Chair of the 2021 IEEE International Pulsed Power Conference.

Education

Education

    • 2006 PhD in Electrical Engineering
      Texas Tech University, 2006
    • 2004 MS in Electrical Engineering
      Texas Tech University, 2004
    • 2003 BS in Electrical Engineering/Computer Science
      Texas Tech University, 2003
      (Distinction: Magna cum laude)

Licensure and Certifications

Licensure and Certifications

    • 2003 Engineer in Training (EIT),

Appointments

Appointments

    • Aug 2018 to Present Pulsed Power / Energy Storage Consultant
      Commonwealth Technologies Incorperated - A MacAuly Brown Company (Alexandria, VA, United States)
      Serve as a consultant to the Pulsed Power and Electromagnetic Launchers group at the Naval Research Laboratory in Washington DC.
    • Aug 2018 to Present Professor
      Department of Electrical Engineering , University of Texas at Arlington (Arlington, TX, United States)
    • Sept 2017 to Present Director of Strategic Initiatives
      College of Engineering, University of Texas at Arlington (Alrington, TX, United States)
    • Feb 2016 to Present Pulsed Power/Energy Storage Consultant
      Mckean Defense Group (Philadelphia, PA)
      Through McKean, I have worked as a consultant for the Naval Surface Warfare Center – Philadelphia Division. Provided design, experimental, and analysis support ongoing projects utilizing pulsed power and energy storage prime power and buffering systems
    • June 2019 to Aug 2019 Senior Summer Faculty Fellow
      Naval Surface Warfare Center, Office of Naval Research (Philadelphia, PA, United States)
    • June 2018 to Aug 2018 Senior Faculty Summer Fellow
      Naval Surface Warfare Center , Office of Naval Research (Philadelphia, PA)
    • Sept 2015 to Aug 2018 Associate Professor
      Department of Electrical Engineering , University of Texas at Arlington (Arlington, TX, United States)
    • May 2012 to Aug 2018 Research Physicist
      Plasma Physics Division , Sotera Defense Solutions
      This is a consultancy position through Sotera Defense Solutions for the Plasma Physics Division of the US Naval Research Laboratories (NRL). Through Sotera, I have worked as a consultant for the Plasma Physics Division of the US Naval Research Laboratories (NRL). Provided design, experimental, and analysis support in the development of a battery powered, rep rate pulsed power system
    • June 2017 to Aug 2017 Senior Summer Fellow
      Naval Surface Warfare Center , Office of Naval Research (Philadelphia, PA)
      Office of Naval Research (ONR) Senior Faculty Summer Fellow, Naval Surface Warfare Center, Philadelphia Division-Ship Systems Engineering Station in (NSWC CD-SSES). • Through TMT Inc., I worked as an Office of Naval Research (ONR) Senior Faculty Summer Fellow at the Naval Surface Warfare Center, Carderock Division-Ship Systems Engineering Station in (NSWC CD-SSES), Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
    • June 2016 to Aug 2016 Senior Summer Fellow
      Naval Surface Warfare Center , Office of Naval Research (Philadelphia, PA)
      Office of Naval Research (ONR) Senior Faculty Summer Fellow, Naval Surface Warfare Center, Philadelphia Division-Ship Systems Engineering Station in (NSWC CD-SSES). • Through TMT Inc., I worked as an Office of Naval Research (ONR) Senior Faculty Summer Fellow at the Naval Surface Warfare Center, Carderock Division-Ship Systems Engineering Station in (NSWC CD-SSES), Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
    • Aug 2010 to Sept 2015 Assistant Professor
      Electrical Engineering , University of Texas at Arlington (Arlington, TX)
    • June 2015 to Aug 2015 Senior Summer Fellow
      Naval Surface Warfare Center , Office of Naval Research (Philadelphia, PA)
      Naval Surface Warfare Center, Philadelphia Division-Ship Systems Engineering Station in (NSWC CD-SSES). • During the summer of 2015, I worked within the Energy Storage Research Group at NSWC CD-SSES, researching new electrochemical energy storage technologies and power electronic system architectures for use aboard future naval ship platforms.
    • May 2014 to Aug 2014 Summer Fellow
      Naval Surface Warfare Center , Office of Naval Research (Philadelphia, PA)
      Naval Surface Warfare Center, Philadelphia Division-Ship Systems Engineering Station in (NSWC CD-SSES). • Through TMT Inc., I worked as an Office of Naval Research (ONR) Faculty Summer Fellow at the Naval Surface Warfare Center, Carderock Division-Ship Systems Engineering Station in (NSWC CD-SSES), Philadelphia, Pennsylvania • During the summer of 2014, I worked within the Energy Storage Research Group at NSWC CD-SSES, researching new electrochemical energy storage technologies and power electronic system architectures for use aboard future naval ship platforms.
    • May 2014 to Aug 2014 Faculty Summer Fellow
      Naval Surface Warfare Center , Office of Naval Research (Philadelphia, PA)
    • May 2007 to Aug 2010 Research Associate
      Advanced Technology , University of Texas at Austin (Austin, TX)
    • May 2006 to May 2007 Postdoctoral Fellow
      Institute for Advanced Technology (IAT), University of Texas at Austin (Austin, TX)
      As one of five principal investigators in IAT’s electromagnetic systems group I performed basic and applied research in various areas of electromagnetic launch (railguns). • I led the technical effort on a $750k/year U.S. Air Force Multidisciplinary University Research Initiative to develop a plasma driven railgun for economic launch to space. I performed most of the mechanical/electrical design for the project and over the course of four years, oversaw a progression of experiments which demonstrated the project goal of managing restrike arcs (a velocity limiting effect in plasma armature railguns). I produced annual reports and presentation briefings to my sponsor at the U.S. Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR) and developed good relations with him in the process. All of this research was openly published at many international conferences and in refereed journal articles. • In support of the Army’s electromagnetic launch (railgun) basic science research program, I developed novel diagnostic techniques to study the high current sliding electrical interface of solid aluminum armatures. This was the first type of research in this area where extremely high current sliding electrical contacts have been visually observed and researched. • I developed a novel approach to rapid inductive heating of pulsed metal samples for an experiment to characterize the high strain-rate mechanical properties of metals. My efforts included conceptualizing, designing, building and calibrating the apparatus. • In support of Navy basic research, I developed novel railgun bore geometries that improved the wear rates of rail and insulators. In the process I developed good relations to many of the program sponsors within U.S. Office of Naval Research (ONR). • Conceptualized, designed, and helped develop one of the full 32 MJ scale electromagnetic launch cores shot and tested at the Naval Surface Warfare Center in Dahlgren, Virginia as part of the Office of Naval Research’s $250,000,000 Phase 1 Electromagnetic Launch Innovative Naval Prototype (INP) effort in 2010-2011. Over $1,000,000 was spent by ONR, hardware and labor costs, in support of a railgun geometry which I developed. That geometry was tested in the lab launcher at NSWC Dahlgren in the Spring of 2011. • In collaboration with two other PI’s, I upgraded and maintained the 18MJ capacitor-based power supply that is used to drive the electromagnetic launchers at the IAT. My responsibilities included developing and calibrating detailed spice models of this complex electrical system. • The majority of my electromagnetic launch research sponsored by the U.S. Army and U.S. Navy fell under no foreign guidelines and distribution of the work and its associated results was limited to the Department of Defense (DoD) and its contractors only (Distribution D). For that reason, a very small amount of the research performed under both Army and Navy sponsorship was published openly. Much of the research was published in either paper or presentation format at a series of Classified Electromagnetic Launch symposiums held in 2007, 2008, and 2009 respectively. A small amount of my research was classified.
    • Dec 2003 to May 2006 Research Assistant
      Electrical and Computer Engineering Department , Center for Pulsed Power and Power Electronics
      I worked in the laboratory as a graduate research assistant while working towards my masters and Ph.D. degrees. My thesis and dissertation research, which was funded by Sandia National Laboratories, focused on developing a better understanding of the processes that lead to the dielectric breakdown of water and on developing ways to increase water’s dielectric strength in pulsed, high-voltage systems. The research involved working with and maintaining a 15 kJ Marx Generator. I also performed research in other areas of pulsed power. A few of those included an investigation into the effect of using pulsed electric fields to sterilize liquid media, the design and testing of a multistage distributed feed solid armature railgun, and the optimization of a small 100 W Hall effect thruster. Additionally, I often assisted my research advisor in the classroom by teaching various lessons to his undergraduate electric circuits and electromagnetic fields classes.

Memberships

    • Jan 2006 to Present IEEE Nuclear and Plasma Sciences Society
      Member
    • Jan 2004 to Present Tau Beta Pi
      Member
    • Jan 2003 to Present Electrochemical Society
      Member
    • Jan 2003 to Present Eta Kappa Nu
      Member
    • Jan 2003 to Present Institute of Electrical and Electrical Engineers
      Senior Member
    • Jan 2001 to Present Institute of Electrical and Electrical Engineers
      Member

Awards and Honors

    • Sep  2008 Outstanding Young Researcher Award sponsored by 2nd Euro Asian Pulsed Power Conference in Vilnius, Lithuania
    • Jun  2007 2006 Pulsed Power Student of the Year Award sponsored by 16th IEEE International Pulsed Power Conference

Other Activities

Other Activities

      • Aug 2018
        Consultant to the Pulsed Power and Electromagnetic Launch groups at the Naval Research Labs in Washington, DC (Alexandria, Virginia)
        Commonwealth Technology Inc. - A MacAuly Brown Company
      • Feb 2016
        I have worked as a consultant for the NAval Surface Warfare Center (Philadelphia Division). Provided design, experimental, and analysis support ongoing projects utilizing pulsed power and energy storage prime power and buffering systems. (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)
        McKean Defense
      • May 2012
        I have worked as a consultant for the Plasma Physics Division of the U.S. Navel Research Laboratories (NRL). Provided Design, experimental, and alalysis support in the development of a battery powered, rep rate pulsed power system. (Virginia Beach, Virginia )
        Sotera Defense Solutions

Support & Funding

Support & Funding

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    • Past to Present Basic and Applied Research, Technical Services for Energy and Power Management sponsored by  -  $0
      (Funded)
    • Dec 2020 to Nov 2023 Design and Development of an Intrinsically Safe Drone for Underground Coal Mining Applications sponsored by  -  $178541
      David Wetz (Funded)
    • June 2020 to May 2023 Dielectric Breakdown in High Voltage Power Systems sponsored by  -  $400000
      David Wetz (Funded)
    • May 2020 to May 2022 Battery Management System Controller and Hardware-in-the-Loop Capability Development for Evaluation of Safety Devices and Management Performance sponsored by  -  $385898
      David Wetz (Funded)
    • July 2018 to Oct 2021 Experimental and Hardware-in-the-loop Verification of Optimal and Reliable Control Methods for a Hybrid AC/DC Power Distribution Network sponsored by  -  $772360
      (Funded)
    • Mar 2018 to Sept 2021 Design and Study of an Intelligently Controlled Power System Deploying AC and DC Power Sources and Transiently Operated AC and DC Loads sponsored by  -  $312279
      (Funded)
    • Sept 2019 to Sept 2021 Electrical Dielectric Breakdown of Insulators Used in High Energy Pulsed Power Systems sponsored by  -  $271590
      David Wetz (Funded)
    • June 2017 to Aug 2021 Electrochemical Prime Power Supply for a Repetitively Operated High Power Marx Generator sponsored by  -  $560565
      (Funded)
    • Sept 2020 to June 2021 Portable Electromagnetic Gyroscope Propulsion System sponsored by  -  $2500
      David Wetz (Funded)
    • Aug 2019 to May 2021 Raytheon Senior Design 2020 - 2021 sponsored by  -  $15000
      (Funded)
    • Feb 2018 to Apr 2021 Universal Non-Intrusive Battery Monitoring and Failure Prediction System (UNI-BMS) sponsored by  -  $257530
      (Funded)
    • Sept 2019 to Dec 2020 Electrical Dielectric Breakdown of Insulators Used in High Energy Pulsed Power Systems sponsored by  -  $123590
      David Wetz (Funded)
    • Feb 2020 to Aug 2020 Artifical Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) Modeling sponsored by  -  $7500
      (Funded)
    • June 2018 to Aug 2020 Characterization of a 20 kW PEM Fuel Cell for Pulsed Power Applications sponsored by  -  $45000
      (Funded)
    • Aug 2019 to July 2020 Fall 2019 - Spring 2020 Senior Capstone Design Course Number EE 4349 Coursework Projects sponsored by  -  $20000
      David Wetz (Funded)
    • July 2019 to June 2020 Prime Power for the Army’s Directed Energy (DE) Applications sponsored by  -  $114628
      David Wetz (Funded)
    • July 2017 to June 2020 Energy Storage Enclosure Technologies for High Density Devices sponsored by  -  $309636
      (Funded)
    • Oct 2019 to May 2020 Raytheon Senior Design 2019 - 2020 sponsored by  -  $15000
      (Funded)
    • Feb 2019 to Dec 2019 Grant Proposal to Support Student Travel to the 2019 IEEE Pulsed Power and Plasma Science Conference (PPPS) sponsored by  -  $15000
      David Wetz (Funded)
    • Jan 2019 to Dec 2019 Light Emission Inspection of GaAs and GaN HEMTs sponsored by  -  $5000
      (Funded)
    • Dec 2018 to Dec 2019 Study of Lithium-Titanate-Oxide (LTO) Batteries under High Charge/Discharge Rates sponsored by  -  $114810
      David Wetz (Funded)
    • Mar 2019 to Sept 2019 Novel Bacterial Cellulose-Based Materials and Fabrication Techniques for UAV Construction sponsored by  -  $7161
      (Funded)
    • Mar 2019 to Sept 2019 Novel Bacterial Cellulose-Based Materials and Fabrication Techniques for UAV Construction sponsored by  -  $7161
      (Funded)
    • June 2018 to Sept 2019 Improved Thermal Sensing of Distributed Electrical Generation Sources sponsored by  -  $126035
      (Funded)
    • Feb 2019 to Aug 2019 Video Metric Overlay sponsored by  -  $15000
      (Funded)
    • Nov 2018 to May 2019 Supersensor sponsored by  -  $9800
      (Funded)
    • Nov 2018 to May 2019 Supersensor - Ruggedization sponsored by  -  $5000
      (Funded)
    • July 2017 to Feb 2019 Installation of a 150 kW Medium Voltage AC/DC Testbed for Simulation and Modeling of Distributed Generation Shipboard Electrical Power Systems (DG-SEPSs) sponsored by  -  $689335
      (Funded)
    • July 2018 to Dec 2018 Characterizations of Lithium-Ion Batteries and Ultracapacitors sponsored by  -  $135000
      (Funded)
    • June 2018 to Oct 2018 High Performance Thermal Interface Material for Energy Storage Devices and Other Electronic Components sponsored by  -  $14000
      (Funded)
    • Mar 2017 to Sept 2018 Multifaceted Study of Electrochemical Energy Storage Systems for Powering Future Shipboard Transient Electrical Loads sponsored by  -  $800692
      (Funded)
    • Dec 2017 to May 2018 Supersensor sponsored by  -  $5000
      (Funded)
    • July 2017 to May 2018 Experimental Characterization of Competitive Ultracapacitor Technologies sponsored by  -  $149358
      (Funded)
    • June 2017 to May 2018 High Performance Thermal Interface Material for Energy Storage Devices and Other Electronic Components sponsored by  -  $19500
      (Funded)
    • Oct 2017 to May 2018 Capacitive Power Supply for Driving Magnetoplasmadynamic Loads sponsored by  -  $132558
      (Funded)
    • Apr 2016 to Jan 2018 Modeling and Simulation of Next Generation Shipboard Electrical Power Architectures Employing Distributed Electrical Generation Sources using Distributed Hardware in the Loop (HIL) Platforms sponsored by  -  $343104
      (Funded)
    • Aug 2016 to Nov 2017 Universal Non-Intrusive Battery Monitoring and Failure Prediction System sponsored by  -  $44238
      (Funded)
    • Aug 2015 to Sept 2017 Energy Storage Devices as a Prime Power Supplies for Low Energy, High Voltage Marx Generators sponsored by  -  $99650
      (Funded)
    • Apr 2015 to Sept 2017 Cylindrical Geometry Energy Storage Cooling Architectures sponsored by  -  $225678
      (Funded)
    • Sept 2016 to Aug 2017 Evaluation of a High Voltage Battery Under Pulsed Loads sponsored by  -  $35071
      (Funded)
    • Dec 2016 to June 2017 SiC-Based High Voltage Capacitor Charging Innovations sponsored by  -  $15983
      (Funded)
    • Oct 2016 to May 2017 Continuous Peer-to-Peer Hive Authentication System via Ad Hoc PKI Connections and Common Knowledge Handshakes over Close Proximity Low Power Radio Frequency Communications sponsored by  -  $5000
      (Funded)
    • Apr 2016 to May 2017 Understanding and Prevention of Transient Voltages and Dielectric Breakdown in High Voltage Battery Systems sponsored by  -  $190558
      (Funded)
    • Feb 2016 to Mar 2017 Investigation of Harmonic Distortion in Multi-Pulse Rectifiers for Large Capacitive Charging Applications sponsored by  -  $157788
      (Funded)
    • Mar 2014 to Feb 2017 Influence of High Pulsed and Continuous Magnetic Fields on the Corrosion and Microstructure of Metallic Conductors sponsored by  -  $75000
      (Funded)
    • Feb 2016 to Jan 2017 Characterization of the Thermal Properties of Electrochemical Energy Storage Devices and their Impact on Cell Degradation under High Pulsed Loading sponsored by  -  $32224
      (Funded)
    • Mar 2015 to Oct 2016 Intra-Module Isolation Devices for High Voltage Energy Storage - Part II and Further Energy Storage sponsored by  -  $320482
      (Funded)
    • May 2014 to June 2016 Evaluation and Characterization of Energy Storage Modules at High Rate for Naval Pulsed Power Applications sponsored by  -  $801224
      (Funded)
    • June 2015 to May 2016 Understanding of Corrosion Formation in High Pulsed Current Systems sponsored by  -  $35451
      (Funded)
    • June 2014 to Mar 2016 Evaluation of Intra-Module Isolation Devices for High Voltage Energy Storage Arrays sponsored by  -  $185510
      (Funded)
    • Mar 2011 to Mar 2016 Investigation of Aging Phenomena in Electrochemical Storage Devices when Cycled at Elevated Rates sponsored by  -  $583493
      (Funded)
    • Sept 2015 to Mar 2016 Characterization of Lithium-Ion Batteries at High Rate for Directed Energy Applications sponsored by  -  $130000
      (Funded)
    • June 2014 to Nov 2015 Multiscale Thermal Characterization and Evaluation of Electrochemical Energy storage Materials, Cells and Modules at Monimal and High C Rates sponsored by  -  $288601
      (Funded)
    • Aug 2014 to Oct 2015 Evaluation and Characterization of the Thermal Properties of Electrochemical Energy Storage Devices through Analytical and Experimental Methods sponsored by  -  $99960
      (Funded)
    • Nov 2014 to Apr 2015 Development and Delivery of a High Rate Hybrid Energy Storage Module (HESM) sponsored by  -  $49909
      (Funded)
    • Sept 2014 to Mar 2015 Development and Delivery of a High Rate Hybrid Energy Storage Module (HESM) sponsored by  -  $52360
      (Funded)
    • Mar 2014 to Mar 2015 High Power Energy Storage Characterizatio and Integration into a Hybrid Energy Storage Module ( HESM) sponsored by  -  $78657
      (Funded)
    • June 2013 to Oct 2014 Thermal Characterization of Cylindrical Electrochemical Energy Storage through Analytical and Experimental Methods sponsored by  -  $152078
      (Funded)
    • May 2013 to May 2014 Evaluation of a Smart Meter's RF Communication System on Nearby Electronics sponsored by  -  $25346
      (Funded)
    • May 2012 to Apr 2014 Hybrid Electric Gun Feasibility Study sponsored by  -  $22000
      (Funded)
    • Apr 2013 to Mar 2014 Fundamental Understanding of the Impact High Pulsed Power Loading has on a MicroGrids DC or AC Bus sponsored by  -  $25000
      (Funded)
    • Feb 2013 to Mar 2014 Influence of High Pulsed and Continuous Magnetic Fields on the Corrosion and Microstructure of Metallic Conductors sponsored by  -  $25000
      (Funded)
    • Feb 2013 to Jan 2014 Fundamental Understanding of the Impact High Pulsed Power Loading has on MicroGrid's DC or AC Bus sponsored by  -  $0
      (Funded)
    • Feb 2013 to Jan 2014 Fundamental Understanding of the Impact High Pulsed Power Loading has on the Power Quality from Renewable Energy Sources in MicroGrid sponsored by  -  $0
      (Funded)
    • July 2010 to Dec 2013 Basic and Applied Research, Technical Services for Energy and Power Management sponsored by  -  $12376
      (Funded)
    • June 2013 to Dec 2013 Cylindrical Geometry Energy Storage Cooling Architectures sponsored by  -  $21600
      (Funded)
    • June 2012 to July 2013 Fundamental Understanding of the Aging Phenomena of Electrochemical Storage Devices when they are Cycled at Extreme Elevated Rates sponsored by  -  $178180
      (Funded)
    • Oct 2011 to May 2013 Effects of Unbalanced Voltage on the Operation Performance of Three-phase Submersible Pumps sponsored by  -  $54665
      (Funded)
    • Apr 2010 to Apr 2013 Development of a Smart MicroGrid Testbed sponsored by  -  $500000
      (Funded)
    • Mar 2012 to Mar 2013 Fundamental Understanding of the Impact High Pulsed Power Loading has on a MicroGrid's DC or AC Bus sponsored by  -  $25000
      (Funded)
    • Aug 2011 to Nov 2011 Hybrid Electric Gun Feasibilty Study sponsored by  -  $2000
      (Funded)
    • June 2011 to Sept 2011 Evaluation of Switching Surges Associated with Smart Meters sponsored by  -  $36000
      (Funded)

Publications


      2020
      • Journal Article
        Current Sharing in Multi-Parallel Cell Batteries
        No
        [Westenhover, CarolineS, Dodson, DavidA, Wetz, DavidA, McRee, BrianJ., Huhman, BrettM., Heinzel, JohnM.]. Naval Engineers Journal. Alexandria, VA: "American Society of Naval Engineers".

      2019
      • Journal Article
        Design and Evaluation of a 1000 V Lithium-Ion Battery
        No
        [Dodson, DavidA, Wetz, DavidA, Sanchez, JacobL, Gnegy-Davidson, GlintG, Martin, MatthewJ, Adams, Blake, Johnston, AlexanderN, Heinzel, JohnM, Cummings, Steve, Frank, Nick, Rahim, Aida, Davis, Matthew]. Naval Engineers Journal. 131(3), 107-119. Alexandria, VA: "American Society of Naval Engineers".
        https://www.ingentaconnect.com/contentone/asne/nej/2019/00000131/00000003/art00024
      • Journal Article
        Characterization of Ultracapacitors for Transient Load Applications
        No
        [Nybeck, CharlesN, Wetz, DavidA, Dodson, DavidA, Heinzel, JohnM]. IEEE Transactions on Plasma Science. 47(5), 2493-2499. Piscataway, NJ: "IEEE". DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/TPS.2019.2904562

      2018
      • Journal Article
        Investigation of the Dielectric Breakdown Strength of Vented Li-Ion Electrolyte
        [Wetz, DavidAlan, Nybeck, C, Dodson, DA, Heinzel, JM]. IEEE Transactions on Plasma Science. 46(10), 3438-3433. Piscataway, NJ: "IEEE". DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/TPS.2018.2848252
      • Journal Article
        Hardware-in-the-Loop Model Validation of Charging Capacitors With Multipulse Rectifiers for High Rep-Rate Shipboard-Pulsed DC Loads
        [McRee, BJ, Wetz, DavidAlan, Dodson, DA, Heinzel, JM]. IEEE Transactions on Plasma Science. 46(10), 3591-3598. Piscataway, NJ: "IEEE". DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/TPS.2018.2829264

      2017
      • Journal Article
        Evaluations of Cell Parallelization Effects in High Power Batteries Utilized for Directed Energy Weapons and Electric Guns
        [Heinzel, JohnMichael, Wetz, DavidAlan, Huhman, BrettM, Westenhover, CarolineStorm, Martin, MatthewJ, Gnegy-Davidson, ClintG]. Naval Engineers Journal. 129(3), 125-134. lexandria, Virginia: "American Society of Naval Engineers (ASNE)".
      • Journal Article
        Design of 1000 V Valve Regulated Lead Acid (VRLA) and Lithium-Iron-Phosphate Lithium-Ion (LFP-LI) Battery Test Beds for Driving High Rate, Pulsed Loads
        [Wetz, DavidAlan, Martin, MJ, Williams, CL, Mckinzie, KD, Cohen, IJ, Gnegy-Davidson, CG, Heinzel, JM]. Naval Engineers Journal. 129(3), 99 – 108. Alexandria, VA: "ASNE".
      • Journal Article
        Fuzzy logic control of a hybrid energy storage module for use as a high rate prime power supply
        No
        [Cohen, IsaacJ, Wetz, DavidAlan, McRee, BrianJ., Dong, Qing, Heinzel, JohnM.]. IEEE Transactions on Dielectrics and Electrical Insulation : A Publication of the IEEE Dielectrics and Electrical Insulation Society. 24(6), 3887 – 3893. Piscataway, NJ: "IEEE". DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/TDEI.2017.006647
      • Journal Article
        Impact of Corroded Copper Rails on the Performance of a Miniature Electromagnetic Launcher
        [Gnegy-Davidson, ClintG., Wetz, DavidAlan, Wong, Derek]. IEEE Transactions on Plasma Science. 45(7), 1539-1544. Piscataway, NJ: "IEEE". DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/TPS.2017.2706139
      • Journal Article
        The Effect of Salt-water Corrosion on Copper Alloy Rail Claddings in a Small Railgun
        [Gnegy-Davidson, ClintG, Wetz, DavidAlan, Wong, Derek, Horton, DJ]. IEEE Transactions on Plasma Science. 45(7), 1419 - 1428. Piscataway, NJ: "IEEE". DOI: http://dx.doi.org/ 10.1109/TPS.2017.2705520
      • Journal Article
        Non-invasive measurement of internal temperature of a cylindrical Li-ion cell during high-rate discharge
        [Anthony, Dean, Wong, Derek, Wetz, DavidAlan, Jain, Ankur]. International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer. 111, 223-231. Amsterdam: "Elsevier". DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijheatmasstransfer.2017.03.095
      • Journal Article
        Impact of a hybrid energy storage module on power quality of a fossil fuel generator
        [Cohen, IsaacJ, Kelley, Jay, Wetz, DavidAlan, Heinzel, John]. Naval Engineers Journal. 129(1), 147-155. Alexandria, VA: "ASNE".
      • Journal Article
        Improved thermal performance of a Li-ion cell through heat pipe insertion
        [Anthony, Dean, Wong, Derek, Wetz, DavidAlan, Jain, Ankur]. Journal of the Electrochemical Society. 164(6), A961-A967. Pennington, New Jersey: "Electrochemical Society". DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1149/2.0191706jes
      • Journal Article
        Investigation into State-of-Health Impedance Diagnostic for 26650 4P1S Battery Packs
        Proceedings of the 2016 International Meeting on Lithium-Ion Batteries
        [Huhman, B.M., Heinzel, JohnM., Mili, Lamine, Love, CoreyT., Wetz, DavidAlan]. Journal of the Electrochemical Society. 164(1), A6401 - A6411. "Electrochemical Society". DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1149/2.0631701jes
      • Journal Article
        Investigation into State-of-Health Impedance Diagnostic for 26650 4P1S Battery Packs
        [Huhman, B.M., Heinzel, JohnM., Mili, Lamine, Love, CoreyT., Wetz, DavidAlan]. Journal of the Electrochemical Society. 164(1), A6401-A6411. "Electromechanical Society". DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1149/2.0631701jes]

      2016
      • Journal Article
        Development of a Rep-Rated Pulsed Power System Utilizing Electrochemical Prime Power
        [Huhman, BrettM., Wetz, DavidAlan, Mili, Lamine]. IEEE Transactions on Plasma Science. 44(12), 3398-3408. Piscataway, NJ: "IEEE". DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/TPS.2016.2620804
      • Journal Article
        Characterizing rapid capacity fade and impedance evolution in high rate pulsed discharged lithium iron phosphate cells for complex, high power loads
        [Wong, DerekN., Mansour, AzzamN., Wetz, DavidAlan, Heinzel, JohnM.]. Journal of Power Sources. 328, 81-90. Amsterdam: "Elsevier".
      • Journal Article
        Impact of High-Magnitude Pulsed Currents and Magnetic Fields on Metallic Corrosion
        [Gnegy-Davidson, ClintG., Wetz, DavidAlan]. IEEE Transactions on Plasma Science. 44(10), 2065-2071. Piscataway, New Jersey: "IEEE".
      • Journal Article
        Impact of High Magnitude Pulsed Currents and Magnetic Fields on Metallic Corrosion
        [Gnegy-Davidson, C, Wetz, DavidAlan]. IEEE Transactions on Plasma Science. 44(10), 2065 – 2071. Piscataway, JN: "IEEE". DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/TPS.2016.2531002
      • Journal Article
        Fuzzy logic control of a hybrid energy storage module for naval pulsed power applications
        [Cohen, IsaacJ., Wetz, DavidAlan, Veiga, Stepfanie, Dong, Qing, Heinzel, John]. International Journal of Fuzzy Logic and Intelligent Systems. 6(1), 1-11.

      2015
      • Journal Article
        Degradation Behavior in Lithium Iron Phosphate Secondary Cells Under High Rate Pulsed Discharge for Complex Loads
        228th Electrochemical Society Meeting
        [Wong, D, Mansour, A, Wetz, DavidAlan, Heinzel, J]. Electrochemical Society Transactions. 69(21), 27-38. Pennington, New Jersey: "Electrochemical Society".
      • Journal Article
        Capacity Fade of 26650 Lithium-Ion Phosphate Batteries Considered for use within a Pulsed Power System’s Prime Power Supply
        [Wetz, DavidAlan, Shrestha, Biju, Donahue, SimonT., Wong, DerekNathan, Martin, MatthewJene, Heinzel, John]. IEEE Transactions on Plasma Science. 43(5), 1448-1455. Piscataway, NJ: "IEEE". DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/TPS.2015.2403301
      • Journal Article
        Heat generation rate measurement in a Li-ion cell at large C-rates through temperature and heat flux measurements
        [Drake, S.J., Martin, M., Wetz, DavidAlan, Ostanek, J.K., Miller, S.P., Heinzel, J.M., Jain, Ankur]. Journal of Power Sources. 285, 266-273. Amsterdam : "Elsevier B.V.". DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jpowsour.2015.03.008
      • Journal Article
        Effects of High-Rate Cycling on the Bulk Internal Pressure Rise and Capacity Degradation of Commercial LiCoO2 Cells
        [Matasso, A., Wong, D., Wetz, DavidAlan, Liu, F.]. Journal of the Electrochemical Society. 162(6), A885-A891. Pennington, New Jersey: "Journal of the Electrochemical Society". DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1149/2.0461506jes
      • Journal Article
        Permanent gas analysis using gas chromatography with vacuum ultraviolet detection
        [Bai, Ling, Smuts, Jonathan, Walsh, Phillip, Fan, Hui, Hildenbrand, Zacariah, Wong, Derek, Wetz, DavidAlan, Schug, KevinA.]. Journal of Chromatography. A. 1388, 244-250. Amsterdam: "Elsevier B.V.". DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.chroma.2015.02.007
      • Journal Article
        Impact of high rate discharge on the aging of lithium nickel cobalt aluminum oxide batteries
        [Wong, Derek, Shrestha, Biju, Wetz, DavidAlan, Heinzel, JohnM.]. Journal of Power Sources. 280, 363-372. Amsterdam: "Elsevier B.V.". DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jpowsour.2015.01.110

      2014
      • Journal Article
        Design and Characterization of an Actively Controlled Hybrid Energy Storage Module (HESM) for High Rate Directed Energy Applications
        [Cohen, I., Wetz, DavidAlan, Heinzel, J.M., Dong, Q.]. 43(5), 1427 – 1433. Piscataway, New Jersey: "IEEE". DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/TPS.2014.2370053
      • Journal Article
        The Effects of Internal Pressure Evolution on the Aging of Commercial Li-Ion Cells
        [Matasso, Anthony, Wetz, DavidAlan, Liu, Fuqiang]. Journal of the Electrochemical Society. 162(1), A92 – A97. "Journal of the Electrochemical Society". DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1149/2.0611501jes
      • Journal Article
        Electrochemical Energy Storage Devices in Pulsed Power
        [Wetz, DavidAlan, Novak, PeterM., Shrestha, Biju, Heinzel, John, Donahue, SimonT.]. IEEE Transactions on Plasma Science. 42(10), 3034-3042. Piscataway, NJ: "IEEE". DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/TPS.2014.2334396
      • Journal Article
        Correlation of bulk internal pressure rise and capacity degradation of commercial LiCoO2 cells
        [Matasso, A., Wong, D., Wetz, DavidAlan, Liu, F.]. Journal of the Electrochemical Society. 161(14), A2035. "The Electromechanical Society". DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1149/2.0221414jes
      • Journal Article
        Design and Control of a Microgrid Testbed
        [Turner, GK, Kelley, JP, Storm, CL, Wetz, DavidAlan, Lee, WJ]. IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid. 6(1), 73-81. Piscataway, NJ: "IEEE". DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/TSG.2014.2340376
      • Journal Article
        An experimentally validated transient thermal model for cylindrical Li-ion cells
        [Shah, K., Drake, S.J., Wetz, DavidAlan, Ostanek, J.K., Miller, S.P., Heinzel, J.M., Jain, Ankur]. Journal of Power Sources. 271, 262-268. St. Louis, MO: "Elsevier". DOI: http://dx.doi.org//10.1016/j.jpowsour.2014.07.118
      • Journal Article
        Modeling of steady-state convective cooling of cylindrical Li-ion cells
        [Shah, K., Drake, S.J., Wetz, DavidAlan, Ostanek, J.K., Miller, S.P., Heinzel, J.M., Jain, Ankur]. Journal of Power Sources. 258, 374-381. St. Louis, MO: "Elsevier". DOI: http://dx.doi.org//10.1016/j.jpowsour.2014.01.115
      • Journal Article
        Evaluation of a Hybrid Energy Storage Module (HESM) for Pulsed Power Applications
        [Cohen, IJ, Kelley, JP, Wetz, DavidAlan, Heinzel, J]. IEEE Transactions on Plasma Science. 42(10), 2948 – 2955. Piscataway, NJ: "IEEE". DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/TPS.2014.2298369

      2013
      • Journal Article
        Measurement of anisotropic thermophysical properties of cylindrical Li-ion cells
        [Jain, Ankur, Wetz, DavidAlan, Drake, S.J., Ostanek, J.K., Miller, S.P., Heinzel, J.M.]. Journal of Power Sources. 252, 298-304. St Louis, MO: "Elsevier". DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jpowsour.2013.11.107
      • Journal Article
        Evaluation of the switching surges generated during the installation of legacy and smart electric metering equipment
        [Zhang, Zhenyuan, Lee, Wei-Jen, Wetz, DavidAlan, Shrestha, Biju, Shi, Jie, Jackson, Ashley, Honang, Haniel, Fielder, Jerry]. IEEE Transactions on Industry Applications. 50(3), 2164-2172. Piscataway, NJ: "IEEE". DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/TIA.2013.2288424
      • Journal Article
        Characterization of high power electrochemical energy storage devices for use in naval applications
        [Wetz, DavidAlan, Shrestha, Biju, Novak, Peter, Chen, Yvonne]. Naval Engineers Journal. 125(3), 109 - 120. Alexandria, Virginia: "ASNE".
      • Journal Article
        Pulsed Evaluation of High Power Electrochemical Energy Storage Devices
        [Wetz, DavidAlan, Shrestha, B., Novak, P.M.]. IEEE Transactions on Dielectrics and Electrical Insulation : A Publication of the IEEE Dielectrics and Electrical Insulation Society. 20(4), 1040-1048. Piscataway, NJ: "IEEE". DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/TDEI.2013.6571415
      • Journal Article
        Application of a Compact Electrochemical Energy Storage to Pulsed Power Systems
        [Huhman, BrettM., Neri, JesseM., Wetz, DavidA.]. IEEE Transactions on Dielectrics and Electrical Insulation : A Publication of the IEEE Dielectrics and Electrical Insulation Society. 20(4), 1299-1303. Piscataway, NJ: "IEEE". DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/TDEI.2013.6571448
      • Journal Article
        Elevated Rate Cycling of High Power Electrochemical Energy Storage Devices for Use as the Prime Power Source of an EM Launcher
        Proceedings of the 16th International Electromagnetic Launch Symposium
        [Wetz, DavidAlan]. IEEE Transactions on Plasma Science. 41(5), 1319 - 1325. Piscataway, NJ: "IEEE". DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/TPS.2013.2238955
      • Journal Article
        High Power Electrochemical Energy Storage for Directed Energy Applications
        [Wetz, DavidAlan, Shrestha, Biju, Novak, PeterM.]. SAE Int. J. Passeng. Cars – Electron. Electr. Syst. 6(2012-01-2200), 1-9. Warrendale, PA: "SAE International". DOI: http://dx.doi.org/https://doi.org/10.4271/2012-01-2200

      2012
      • Journal Article
        Cycling of Electrochemical Energy Storage Devices at Elevated Rates
        [Wetz, DavidAlan, Shrestha, B., Novak, P.M., Chen, Y.]. Journal of Directed Energy. 4(4), 211 - 231. Albuquerque, NM: "Directed Energy Professional Society".
      • Journal Article
        Theoretical and experimental analysis of breech fed and 40-distributed energy stage plasma arc railguns
        No
        [Karhi, RyanW., Wetz, DavidAlan, Mankowski, JohnJ., Giesselmann, Michael]. IEEE Transactions on Plasma Science. 40(10), 2637-2645. Piscataway, NJ: "IEEE". DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/TPS.2012.2189416
      • Journal Article
        Pulsed elevated rate discharge of electrochemical energy storage devices
        No
        [Shrestha, Biju, Wetz, DavidAlan, Novak, PeterM.]. IEEE Transactions on Plasma Science. 40(10), 2462-2469. Piscataway, NJ: "IEEE". DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/TPS.2011.2181960
      • Journal Article
        Fast recharge of electrochemical energy storage devices at pulsed elevated rates
        No
        [Novak, PeterM., Wetz, DavidAlan, Shrestha, Biju]. IEEE Transactions on Plasma Science. 40(10), 2416-2424. Piscataway, NJ: "IEEE". DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/TPS.2011.2178617

      2011
      • Journal Article
        Inductive heating of materials for the study of high-temperature mechanical properties
        [Wetz, DavidAlan, Surls, D., Landen, Dwight, Satapathy, Sikhanda, Crawford, Mark]. IEEE Transactions on Dielectrics and Electrical Insulation : A Publication of the IEEE Dielectrics and Electrical Insulation Society. 18(4), 1342 - 1351. Piscataway, NJ: "IEEE". DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/TDEI.2011.5976137
      • Journal Article
        A 40-stage synchronous distributed energy railgun
        [Karhi, RyanW., Wetz, DavidAlan, Giesselmann, Michael, Mankowski, JohnJ., Diehl, JeffP., Kelly, PatrickM.]. IEEE Transactions on Plasma Science. 39(4), 1192-1197. Piscataway, NJ. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/TPS.2011.2112365
      • Journal Article
        Investigation into the behavior of armature ejecta in electromagnetic launchers
        [Wetz, DavidAlan, Watt, TrevorJ., Surls, Dwayne, Crawford, MarkT.]. IEEE Transactions on Plasma Science. 39(3), 947-952. Piscataway, NJ: "IEEE". DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/TPS.2010.2104163
      • Journal Article
        An Investigation of Internal Gas Dynamics for an Electrothermal Launcher
        [Motes, D., Crawford, M., Ellzey, J., Stefani, F., Wetz, DavidAlan]. IEEE Transactions on Plasma Science. 39(2), 802-808. Piscataway, NJ: "IEEE". DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/TPS.2010.2092444
      • Journal Article
        Experimental Results on a 7 m Long Plasma-Driven Electromagnetic Launcher
        [Wetz, DavidAlan, Stefani, F , McNab, IR]. IEEE Transactions on Plasma Science. 39(1), 180 - 185. Piscataway, NJ: "IEEE". DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/TPS.2010.2050009

      2009
      • Journal Article
        A Study of Electrothermal-Launcher Efficiencies and Gas Dynamics
        IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON MAGNETICS
        [Motes, Doyle, Ellzey, Janet, Levinson, Scott, Parker, Jerry, Stefani, Francis, Wetz, DavidAlan]. IEEE Transactions on Magnetics. 45(1), 568-573. Piscataway, NJ: "IEEE". DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/TMAG.2008.2008581
      • Journal Article
        Advancements in the development of a plasma-driven electromagnetic launcher
        [Wetz, DavidAlan, Stefani, Francis, Parker, JeraldV., McNab, IanR.]. IEEE Transactions on Magnetics. 45(1), 495-500. Piscataway, NJ: "IEEE". DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/TMAG.2008.2008867

      2008
      • Journal Article
        Secondary arc formation within a distributed energy railgun
        [Karhi, RyanW., Mankowski, JohnJ., Dickens, JamesC., Kristiansen, Magne, Wetz, DavidAlan]. IEEE Transactions on Plasma Science. 36(5), 2738-2746. Piscataway, NJ: "IEEE". DOI: http://dx.doi.org/ 10.1109/TPS.2008.2004228

      2006
      • Journal Article
        The Impact of Field Enhancements and Charge Injection on the Pulsed Breakdown Strength of Water
        [Wetz, DavidAlan, Mankowski, JohnJerome, Dickens, JamesClaude, Kristiansen, Magne]. IEEE Transactions on Plasma Science. 34(5), 1670-1679. Piscataway, NJ: "IEEE". DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/TPS.2006.881891

      2005
      • Journal Article
        The impact of surface conditioning and area on the pulsed breakdown strength of water
        [Wetz, DavidAlan, Truman, KeithP., Mankowski, JohnJ., Kristiansen, Magne]. IEEE Transactions on Plasma Science. 33(4), 1161-1169. Piscataway, NJ: "IEEE". DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/MODSYM.2004.1433626

      2020
      • Conference Proceeding
        Medium Voltage Microgrid Employing Electrochemical Energy Storage
        49th Power Sources Conference
        [Johnston, AlexanderN., Wetz, DavidAlan, Turner, Gregory Kyle, Dodson, DavidA, McRee, BrianJ, Bailey, ZacheryR, Heinzel, JohnM, Heinzel, JohnM, Giuliano, Michael , Schegan, ChristianM]. 49th Power Sources Conference.
      • Conference Proceeding
        A Medium Voltage, Distributed Power Generation Testbed Deploying Transient Loads
        International Ship Control Systems Symposium (iSCSS)
        [Johnston, AlexanderN, Bailey, Zachary, Wetz, DavidA, Dodson, DavidA, McRee, BrianJ, Heinzel, JohnM]. International Ship Control Systems Symposium (iSCSS). Delft, Netherlands.
      • Conference Proceeding
        Mitigating Transient Loads in Medium-Voltage Direct Current Microgrids
        Proceedings of the 2020 American Society of Naval Engineers (ASNE) Advanced Machinery Technology Symposium (AMTS)
        [Johnston, AlexN, Wetz, DavidA, Madani, Ramtin, Davoudi, Ali, Turner, GregK, Dodson, DavidA, McRee, BrianJ, Heinzel, JohnM, Bailey, Zachary, Pullagruram, Deepak, Giuliano, Michael, Schegan, Christian]. Proceedings of the 2020 American Society of Naval Engineers (ASNE) Advanced Machinery Technology Symposium (AMTS). Alexandria, Virginia: "ASNE".

      In Process
      • Conference Proceeding
        Development of an Empirically Based Energy Storage Sizing
        49th Power Sources Conference
        [Atchison, HaydenL., Wetz, DavidA.]. 49th Power Sources Conference. Accepted.
      • Conference Proceeding
        Fiber Optic Based Thermal and Strain Sensing of Lithium-Ion Batteries
        49th Power Sources Conference
        [Atchison, HaydenL., Wetz, DavidA., Davis, Matt]. 49th Power Sources Conference. Accepted.
      • Conference Proceeding
        Study and Characterization of Lithium-Titanate-Oxide (LTO) Batteries
        49th Power Sources Conference
        [Bailey, ZacharyK., Wetz, DavidA.]. 49th Power Sources Conference. Accepted.
      • Conference Proceeding
        Investigation into Discharge-Based Degradation of Battery Cells in Pulsed Power Battery Packs
        2020 EuroAsian Pulsed Power Conference (EAPPC)
        [Huhman, BrettM., Wetz, DavidA.]. 2020 EuroAsian Pulsed Power Conference (EAPPC). Accepted.

      2019
      • Conference Proceeding
        Design and Commissioning of a Medium Voltage Testbed with Emulated Pulsed Loads
        10th Department of Defense Hypervelocity Gun Workshop (HGWS)
        [Wetz, DavidAlan, Dodson, DavidA, McRee, BrianJ, Johnston, AlexanderN, Turner, GregoryK, Heinzel, JohnM, Giuliano, Michael]. DoD Classified Symposium. "US Navy".
      • Conference Proceeding
        Utilization of Power Hardware-in-the-Loop to Study Power Conversion Topologies and Control in Distributed Generation Power Systems
        2019 Electric Ship Technology Symposium
        [McRee, BrianJ, Dodson, DavidA, Wetz, DavidA, Johnston, AlexanderN]. 2019 Electric Ship Technology Symposium. Piscataway, NJ: "IEEE". DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/ESTS.2019.8847736

      2018
      • Conference Proceeding
        A Battery-Powered, 1-MJ, Rep-Rate Pulsed Power System for Electromagnetic Launchers
        9th DoD Hypervelocity Gun Workshop
        [Huhman, BrettM, Wetz, DavidA, McRee, BrianJ, Dodson, DavidA, Martin, MatthewJ]. DoD Classified Conference. "US Navy".
      • Conference Proceeding
        Study of Shipboard Transient Loads using Power Generation Sources that are Emulated by Hardware in the Loop (HIL)
        9th Hypervelocity Gun Weapon System Workshop
        [Wetz, DavidAlan, Sanchez, JacobLee, McRee, BrianJames, Dodson, DavidAlan, Heinzel, John Michael]. DoD Classified Conference. "US Navy".
      • Conference Proceeding
        Characterization of Ultracapacitors for Pulsed Power Applications
        Proceedings of the 2018 American Society of Naval Engineers (ASNE) Advanced Machinery Technology Symposium (AMTS)
        [Nybeck, C, Wetz, DavidAlan, Dodson, D, Heinzel, J]. Proceedings of the 2018 American Society of Naval Engineers (ASNE) Advanced Machinery Technology Symposium (AMTS). Alexandria, Virginia: "ASNE".
      • Conference Proceeding
        Current Sharing in Multi-Parallel Batteries
        Proceedings of the 2018 American Society of Naval Engineers (ASNE) Advanced Machinery Technology Symposium (AMTS)
        [Westenhover, C, Wetz, DavidAlan, Martin, M, Gnegy-Davidson, G, Dodson, D, Huhman, B, Heinzel, J]. Proceedings of the 2018 American Society of Naval Engineers (ASNE) Advanced Machinery Technology Symposium (AMTS). Alexandria, Virginia: "ASNE".
      • Conference Proceeding
        Design and Evaluation of a 1000 V Lithium Ion Battery
        Proceedings of the 2018 American Society of Naval Engineers (ASNE) Advanced Machinery Technology Symposium (AMTS)
        [Dodson, David, Wetz, DavidAlan, Sanchez, Jacob, Gnegy-Davidson, Clint, Martin, Matthew, Adams, Blake, Heinzel, John, Cummings, Steve, Frank, Nick, Abdul Rahim, Nur Aida, Davis, Matthew]. Proceedings of the 2018 American Society of Naval Engineers (ASNE) Advanced Machinery Technology Symposium (AMTS). Alexandria, Virginia: "ASNE".
      • Conference Proceeding
        Hybrid Energy Storage Module Utilizing Hardware in the Loop Emulated Distributed Generation
        Proceedings of the 2018 American Society of Naval Engineers (ASNE) Advanced Machinery Technology Symposium (AMTS)
        [Sanchez, J, McRee, B, Wetz, DavidAlan, Heinzel, J]. Proceedings of the 2018 American Society of Naval Engineers (ASNE) Advanced Machinery Technology Symposium (AMTS). Alexandria, Virginia.

      2017
      • Conference Proceeding
        The Impact of a Corroded Aluminum-Copper Interface on the Performance of a 1.8 kJ Railgun
        8th Hypervelocity Gun Weapon System Workshop
        [Gnegy-Davidson, Clint, Wetz, DavidAlan, Wong, Derek]. DoD Classified Conference. "US Navy".
      • Conference Proceeding
        Harmonic Content Evaluation of Multi-Pulse Rectifiers for Capacitor Charging Applications
        2017 IEEE Electric Ship Technologies Symposium
        [Wetz, DavidAlan, McRee, BJ, Dodson, DA, Heinzel, JM]. 2017 IEEE Electric Ship Technologies Symposium. Piscataway, NJ: "IEEE".
      • Conference Proceeding
        Current Sharing in Parallel Cell Batteries Cycled at High C Rates
        2017 IEEE Electric Ship Technologies Symposium
        [Westenhover, CS, Wetz, DavidAlan, Martin, MJ, Gnegy-Davidson, CG, Dodson, DA, Heinzel, JM]. Crystal City, Virginia : "IEEE". DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/ESTS.2017.8069341
      • Conference Proceeding
        Integration and Study of Hardware in the Loop Diesel Generator with a Hybrid Energy Storage Module for Naval Applications
        2017 IEEE Electric Ship Technologies Symposium
        [Sanchez, J, Wetz, DavidAlan, Dong, Q, Heinzel, J]. Piscataway, NJ: "IEEE". DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/ESTS.2017.8069340
      • Conference Proceeding
        Model Validation of Multi-Pulse Rectifiers for Charging Capacitors
        Proceedings of the 2017 IEEE Electric Ship Technologies Symposium (ESTS)
        [McRee, B, D, Wetz, Heinzel, J]. Piscataway, NJ: "IEEE". DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/ESTS.2017.8069308
      • Conference Proceeding
        Parallel-Cell Current Sharing and its Effect on the Expected Lifetime of a Battery Pack for Directed Energy Systems
        Proceedings of the 2017 Technology, Systems, & Ships (TSS) Symposium
        [Huhman, Brett, Wetz, DavidAlan, Heinzel, JohnM, Milli, L]. Proceedings of the 2017 Technology, Systems, & Ships (TSS) Symposium. Alexandria, Virginia: "ASNE".

      2016
      • Conference Proceeding
        The Impact of Corroded Copper Alloys on the Performance of a 1.8 kJ Railgun
        7th Hypervelocity Gun Weapon System Workshop
        [Gnegy-Davidson, C, Wetz, DavidAlan, Wong, Derek, Horton, Derek]. DoD Classified Conference. "US Navy".
      • Conference Proceeding
        Design of Two 1000 V Batteries for Evaluation as Pulsed Power Prime Power Supplies
        7th Hypervelocity Gun Weapon System Workshop
        [Wetz, DavidAlan, Martin, MatthewJene, Williams, ChrisLee, Dodson, DavidAlan, Heinzel, JohnMichael]. DoD Classified Conference. "US Navy".
      • Conference Proceeding
        Evaluation of Saft VL30AFe Cell at High Charge/Discharge Rates
        7th Hypervelocity Gun Weapon System Workshop
        [Wetz, DavidAlan, Cohen, IsaacJacob, Dodson, DavidAlan, Heinzel, JohnMichael, Greszler, T]. DoD Classified Conference. "US Navy".
      • Conference Proceeding
        Measurement of Current Sharing in Multi-Parallel Cell Batteries
        7th Hypervelocity Gun Weapon System Workshop
        [Wetz, DavidAlan, Westenhover, Caroline, Martin, Matthew, Gnegy-Davidson, Clint, Heinzel, John]. Classified Conference Proceedings. "US Navy".
      • Conference Proceeding
        Investigation of harmonic distortion in multi-pulse rectifiers for large capacitive charging applications
        Power Modulator and High Voltage Conference (IPMHVC), 2016 IEEE International
        [McRee, BrianJ., Dodson, DavidA., Wetz, DavidAlan, Cohen, IsaacJ., Heinzel, JohnM., Dong, Qing]. Power Modulator and High Voltage Conference (IPMHVC), 2016 IEEE International. Piscataway, New Jersey: "IEEE".
      • Conference Proceeding
        Current Sharing of Lithium-ion Cells in Parallel
        47th Power Sources Conference
        [Wetz, DavidAlan, Westenhover, CarolineStorm]. 47th Power Sources Conference.
      • Conference Proceeding
        Design of 1000 V Valve Regulated Lead Acid (VRLA) and Lithium-Iron-Phosphate Lithium-Ion (LFP-LI) Battery Test Beds for Driving High Rate, Pulsed Loads
        2016 Advanced Machinery Technology Symposium (AMTS)
        [Wetz, DavidAlan, Martin, MatthewJ, Williams, ChrisL, Mckinzie, KendalD, Cohen, IsaacJ, Gnegy-Davidson, ClintG, Heinzel, JohnM]. 2016 Advanced Machinery Technology Symposium (AMTS). Alexandria, Virginia: "AMTS".

      2015
      • Conference Proceeding
        Study of the Impedance Growth and Capacity Fade of High Power Lithium-Iron Phosphate, Valve Regulated Lead Acid, and Nickel Metal Hydride Batteries When Cycled in High Rated Pulsed Profiles
        [Williams, Christopher, Martin, MatthewJene, Wetz, DavidAlan, Gnegy-Davidson, ClintGerhard]. Electrochemical Society Transactions. 69(1), 53-65. Pennington, New Jersey: "ECS". DOI: http://dx.doi.org/ 10.1149/06901.0053ecst
      • Conference Proceeding
        Effect of Railgun Aluminum Deposits on the Corrosion Resistance of Copper Alloys Rails
        6th DoD Innovative Science & Technology EM Railgun Workshop
        [Gnegy-Davidson, C, Wetz, DavidAlan, Wong, D]. DoD Classified Conference. "US Navy".
      • Conference Proceeding
        Evaluation of an Actively Controlled Battery-Capacitor Hybrid Energy Storage Module (HESM) for Use in Driving Pulsed Power Applications
        6th DoD Innovative Science & Technology EM Railgun Workshop
        [Cohen, IsaacJacob, Wetz, DavidAlan, Dong, Qing, Heinzel, JohnMichael, Veiga, Stephanie]. DoD Classified Conference. "US Navy".
      • Conference Proceeding
        Degradation Characterization of LiFePO4 Cells Under Ultra-High Rate, Pulsed Cycling
        6th DoD Innovative Science & Technology EM Railgun Workshop
        [Wong, D, Wetz, DavidAlan, Mansour, A, Heinzel, J]. DoD Classified Conference. "US Navy".
      • Conference Proceeding
        High Rate Comparison of Lithium-Ion, Valve Regulated Lead Acid, and Nickel Metal Hydride Batteries for Use in Pulsed Power Applications
        6th DoD Innovative Science & Technology EM Railgun Workshop
        [Martin, MatthewJ., Williams, ChrisL., Wetz, DavidAlan, Heinzel, JohnM.]. DoD Classified Conference. "US Navy".
      • Conference Proceeding
        Progress in the development of a battery-based pulsed power system
        Electric Ship Technologies Symposium (ESTS), 2015 IEEE
        [Huhman, B.M., Wetz, DavidAlan]. Electric Ship Technologies Symposium (ESTS), 2015 IEEE. Piscataway, NJ: "IEEE". DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/ESTS.2015.7157882
      • Conference Proceeding
        Impact of pulsed currents and self induced magnetic fields on the development of metallic corrosion
        Pulsed Power Conference (PPC), 2015 IEEE
        [Gnegy-Davidson, C.G., Wetz, DavidAlan]. 1-4. Piscataway, NJ: "IEEE".
      • Conference Proceeding
        The influence of high C rate pulsed discharge on lithium-ion battery cell degradation
        Pulsed Power Conference (PPC), 2015 IEEE
        [Wong, D.N., Wetz, DavidAlan, Mansour, A.M., Heinzel, J.M.]. Pulsed Power Conference (PPC), 2015 IEEE. Piscataway, New Jersey: "IEEE". DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/PPC.2015.7297030
      • Conference Proceeding
        Evaluation of an actively contolled battery-capacitor hybrid energy storage module (HESM) for use in driving pulsed power applications
        Pulsed Power Conference (PPC), 2015 IEEE
        [Cohen, I.J., Westenhover, C.S., Wetz, DavidAlan, Heinzel, J.M., Dong, Q.]. Piscataway, NJ: "IEEE". DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/PPC.2015.7297031
      • Conference Proceeding
        High rate comparison of lithium-ion, valve regulated lead acid, and nickel metal hydride batteries for use in pulsed power applications
        Pulsed Power Conference (PPC), 2015 IEEE
        [Williams, C.L., Martin, M.J., Wetz, DavidAlan, Mckinzie, K., Heinzel, J.M.]. IEEE International Pulsed Power Conference. 1-6. Piscataway, NJ: "IEEE". DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/PPC.2015.7297026
      • Conference Proceeding
        Impact of Pulsed Current and Self Induced Magnetic Fields on the Development of Metallic Corrosion
        Proceedings of the 2015 IEEE International Pulsed Power Conference
        [Gnegy-Davidson, Clint, Wetz, DavidAlan]. Piscataway, NJ: "IEEE". DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/PPC.2015.7296782

      2014
      • Conference Proceeding
        Temperature-Dependent Hysteresis Behavior Modeling of the Open Circuit Potential and Impedance of LiFePO4 Batteries
        [Miller, StevenPaul, Ostanek, JasonK., Heinzel, JohnM., Shrestha, Biju, Wetz, DavidAlan]. The Electrochemical Society. Pennington, New Jersey: "ECS".
      • Conference Proceeding
        Evaluation of High Rate Energy Storage for Directed Energy Applications
        5th DoD Innovative Science & Technology EM Railgun Workshop
        [Wetz, DavidAlan, Cohen, IsaacJacob, Heinzel, JohnMichael]. DoD Classified Conference. "US Navy".
      • Conference Proceeding
        Impact of Continuous Magnetic Fields on the Development of Metallic Corrosion
        5th DoD Innovative Science & Technology EM Railgun Workshop
        [Gnegy-Davidson, Clint, Wetz, DavidAlan]. DoD Classified Conference. "US Navy".
      • Conference Proceeding
        Evaluation of High Rate Energy Storage for Directed Energy Applications
        5th DoD Innovative Science & Technology EM Railgun Workshop
        [Cohen, I, Wetz, DavidAlan, Dong, Q, Heinzel, J, Veiga, S]. Conference Proceedings. "US Navy".
      • Conference Proceeding
        Capacity fade of a high power battery when evaluated for use within a prime power supply
        Electromagnetic Launch Technology (EML), 2014 17th International Symposium on
        [Wetz, DavidAlan, Shrestha, Biju, Novak, PeterM., Donahue, Simon]. 1-7. Piscataway, New Jersey: "IEEE". DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/EML.2014.6920180
      • Conference Proceeding
        Development of a Rep-Rated Capacitor Bank Utilizing Electrochemical Energy Storage
        Electromagnetic Launch Technology (EML), 2014 17th International Symposium on
        [Huhman, BrettM., Neri, JesseM., Wetz, DavidAlan, Mili, Lamine]. Electromagnetic Launch Technology (EML), 2014 17th International Symposium on. 1-6. Piscataway, NJ: "IEEE". DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/EML.2014.6920692
      • Conference Proceeding
        Evaluation of a High Rate Hybrid Energy Storage Module (HESM)
        Proceedings of the 17th IEEE International Electromagnetic Launch Symposium
        [Cohen, IsaacJacob, Wetz, DavidAlan, Kelley, JayPaul, Heinzel, John Michael, Donahue, Simon]. 2014 17th International Symposium on Electromagnetic Launch Technology. Piscataway, NJ: "IEEE". DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/EML.2014.6920179
      • Conference Proceeding
        Experimental Thermal Characterization of Various High Power Cylindrical Lithium-Ion Energy Storage Devices
        Proceedings of the 2014 American Society of Naval Engineers Electric Machines Technology Symposium (EMTS)
        [Drake, Stephen, Martin, Matthew, Jain, Ankur, Wetz, DavidAlan, Ostanek, Jason, Miller, Steven, Heinzel, John]. Proceedings of the 2014 American Society of Naval Engineers Electric Machines Technology Symposium (EMTS). Alexandria, Virginia: "ASNE".
      • Conference Proceeding
        Impact of a Hybrid Energy Storage Module on the Power Quality of a Fossil Fuel Generator within a MicroGrid
        2014 American Society of Naval Engineers Electric Machines Technology Symposium (EMTS)
        [Cohen, Isaac, Kelley, Jay, Wetz, DavidAlan, Heinzel, JohnM]. 2014 American Society of Naval Engineers Electric Machines Technology Symposium (EMTS). Alexandria, Virginia: "ASNE".
      • Conference Proceeding
        Evaluation of High C Rate Cycle Induced Aging on Low Impedance Lithium-Ion Batteries Using In-Situ Electrochemical Impedance Spectroscopy (EIS) Analysis
        [Shrestha, Biju, Novak, Peter, Wetz, DavidAlan, Matasso, Anthony]. ECS Transactions. 58(48), 207-222. Pennington, New Jersey. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/https://doi.org/10.1149/05848.0207ecst
      • Conference Proceeding
        The Effects of Internal Pressure Evolution on the Ageing of Commercial Li-Ion Cells
        [Matasso, Anthony, Wetz, DavidAlan, Liu, Fuquiang]. Electrochemical Society Transactions. 58(46), 37-44. Pennington, New Jersey. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/https://doi.org/10.1149/05846.0037ecst

      2013
      • Conference Proceeding
        An autonomous operation microgrid for rural electrification
        Industry Applications Society Annual Meeting, 2013 IEEE
        [Ding, Zhaohao, Liu, Meng, Lee, Wei-Jen, Wetz, DavidAlan]. 1-8. Piscataway, NJ: "IEEE". DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/IAS.2013.6682482
      • Conference Proceeding
        Experimental Results from a Small Caliber Hybrid Electrothermal Launcher
        60th JANNAF Propulsion Meeting / 9th Modeling and Simulation (MSS) / 7th Liquid Propulsion (LPS) / 6th Spacecraft Propulsion (SPS) / Joint Subcommittee Meeting
        [Wetz, DavidAlan, Motes, DT , Zielinski, AE, Surls, D, Least, TM, `Reed, JA, Mazurek, M]. 60th JANNAF Propulsion Meeting / 9th Modeling and Simulation (MSS) / 7th Liquid Propulsion (LPS) / 6th Spacecraft Propulsion (SPS) / Joint Subcommittee Meeting. Colorado Springs, Colorado.
      • Conference Proceeding
        Pulsed current limitations of high power electrochemical energy storage devices
        Power Modulator and High Voltage Conference (IPMHVC), 2012 IEEE International
        [Wetz, DavidAlan, Shrestha, B., Novak, P.M.]. 288-291. Piscataway, New Jersey.: "IEEE". DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/IPMHVC.2012.6518736
      • Conference Proceeding
        Design of a battery intermediate storage system for rep-rated pulsed power loads
        Electric Ship Technologies Symposium (ESTS), 2013 IEEE
        [Huhman, BrettM., Neri, JesseM., Wetz, DavidAlan]. 1-5. Piscataway, NJ: "IEEE". DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/ESTS.2013.6523703
      • Conference Proceeding
        The impact of power quality when high power pulsed DC and continuous AC loads are simultaneously operated on a MicroGrid testbed
        Electric Ship Technologies Symposium (ESTS), 2013 IEEE
        [Kelley, JayP., Wetz, DavidAlan, Reed, JamesA., Cohen, IsaacJ., Turner, GregoryK, Lee, Wei-Jen]. 2013 IEEE Electric Ship Technologies Symposium (ESTS). 6-12. Piscataway, NJ: "IEEE". DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/ESTS.2013.6523704
      • Conference Proceeding
        Cycling fatigue induced on electrochemical energy storage cells as a result of high c pulsed charging
        [Novak, PeterMichael, Wetz, DavidAlan, Shrestha, Biju]. ECS Transactions. 50(26), 175-186. Pennington, NJ: "Electrochemical Society". DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1149/05026.0175ecst
      • Conference Proceeding
        The impact of high pulsed loading on the fatigue of electrochemical energy storage devices
        No
        [Shrestha, Biju, Wetz, DavidAlan, Novak, PeterMichael]. ECS Transactions. 50(26), 187-196. Pennington, NJ: "Electrochemical Society". DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1149/05026.0187ECST
      • Conference Proceeding
        Characterization of High Power Battery Cells and Analysis of Battery Module Cooling for Shipboard Pulsed Load Management
        Proceedings of the 2013 American Society of Naval Engineers (ASNE) Day
        [Huhman, B.M., Wetz, DavidAlan, Shrestha, B., Novak, P.M.]. Proceedings of the 2013 American Society of Naval Engineers (ASNE) Day. 21-22. Alexandria, VA: "American Society of Naval Engineers".

      2012
      • Conference Proceeding
        Characterization of high power electrochemical energy storage devices for use in naval applications
        Publication Pending in The Proceedings of The American Society of Naval Engineers 2012 Electric Machines Technology Symposium (EMTS
        [Wetz, DavidAlan, Shrestha, Biju, Novak, Peter, Chen, Yvonne]. Publication Pending in The Proceedings of The American Society of Naval Engineers 2012 Electric Machines Technology Symposium (EMTS. Alexandria, VA: "American Society of Naval Engineers".
      • Conference Proceeding
        ‘Elevated Rate Cycling of High Power Electrochemical Energy Storage Devices for Use as the Prime Power Source of an EM Launcher
        16th International Electromagnetic Launch Symposium (EML)
        [Wetz, DavidAlan, Shrestha, B, Novak, P]. 6. Piscataway, New Jersey.: "IEEE". DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/EML.2012.6325175
      • Conference Proceeding
        Evaluating the use of a MicroGrid as a power solution for Africa’s rural areas
        Power and Energy Society General Meeting, 2012 IEEE
        [Ding, Zhaohao, Lee, Wei-Jen, Wetz, DavidAlan, Tsai, Chin-Chu]. 1-5. Piscataway, NJ: "IEEE". DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/PESGM.2012.6345186
      • Conference Proceeding
        Evaluation of the Switching Surges Generated during the Installation of Legacy and ‘Smart’ Electric Metering Equipment
        48th IEEE Industrial & Commercial Power Systems Conference
        [Zhang, Zhenyuan, Drake, SJ, Shrestha, Biju, Honang, Haniel, Lee, Wei-jen, Shi, Jie, Fielder, Jerry, Wetz, DavidA., Jackson, Ashley]. 48th IEEE Industrial & Commercial Power Systems Conference. Piscataway, NJ: "IEEE". DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/ICPS.2012.6229617
      • Conference Proceeding
        Development of a power electronic test stand for the elevated rate recharge of electrochemical energy storage devices
        Applied Power Electronics Conference and Exposition (APEC), 2012 Twenty-Seventh Annual IEEE
        [Wetz, DavidAlan, Novak, PeterM., Shrestha, Biju]. 2159-2166. Piscataway, New Jersey: "IEEE". DOI: http://dx.doi.org/ 10.1109/APEC.2012.6166120

      2011
      • Conference Proceeding
        Cycling of Electrochemical Energy Storage Devices at Elevated Rates
        Proceedings of the 14th Annual Directed Energy Symposium
        [Wetz, DavidA., Shrestha, Biju, Novak, P., Chen, Y.]. Proceedings of the 14th Annual Directed Energy Symposium. Albuquerque, NM: "DEPS".
      • Conference Proceeding
        A 40-stage DES plasma ARC railgun
        Pulsed Power Conference (PPC), 2011 IEEE
        [Karhi, R., Wetz, DavidAlan, Mankowski, J., Giesselmann, M., El-Dana, I.]. IEEE Transactions on Plasma Science. 1495-1502. Piscataway, NJ: "IEEE". DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/PPC.2011.6191671
      • Conference Proceeding
        Discharge of electrochemical energy storage devices at elevated rates for driving pulsed power applications
        Pulsed Power Conference (PPC), 2011 IEEE
        [Shrestha, B., Wetz, DavidAlan, Novak, P., Sarkar, G., Kelley, J., Reed, J.]. 1465-1470. Piscataway, NJ: "IEEE". DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/PPC.2011.6191664
      • Conference Proceeding
        Recharge of electrochemical energy storage devices at pulsed elevated rates
        Pulsed Power Conference (PPC), 2011 IEEE
        [Novak, P., Wetz, DavidAlan, Shrestha, B., Sarkar, G., Kelley, J., Reed, J.]. 1402-1407. Piscataway, NJ: "IEEE". DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/PPC.2011.6191624
      • Conference Proceeding
        Investigation into the Behavior of Armature Ejecta in Electromagnetic Launchers
        [Wetz, DavidA., Watt, T., Surls, D., Crawford, M.T.]. 39(3), Piscataway, NJ: "IEEE". DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/TPS.2010.2104163

      2010
      • Conference Proceeding
        A 40-stage synchronous distributed energy railgun
        Proceedings of the 15th International Electromagnetic Launch Symposium (EML)
        [Karhi, RyanW., Wetz, DavidAlan, Giesselmann, Michael, Mankowski, JohnJ., Diehl, JeffP., Kelly, PatrickM.]. Proceedings of the 15th International Electromagnetic Launch Symposium (EML). Piscataway, NJ: "IEEE".
      • Conference Proceeding
        Experimental Results on a 7 m Long Plasma-Driven Electromagnetic Launcher
        [Wetz, DavidA., Stefani, F. , McNab, IanR.]. 39(1), Piscataway, NJ: "IEEE". DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/TPS.2010.2050009

      2009
      • Conference Proceeding
        Developments in making space access rapid and affordable using a plasma railgun
        Pulsed Power Conference, 2009. PPC’09. IEEE
        [Wetz, DavidAlan, McNab, I., Stefani, F., Motes, D., Parker, J.]. 742-746. Piscataway, NJ: "IEEE". DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/PPC.2009.5386354
      • Conference Proceeding
        Development of a 40-stage distributed energy railgun
        Pulsed Power Conference, 2009. PPC’09. IEEE
        [Karhi, Ryan, Giesselmann, Michael, Wetz, DavidAlan, Diehl, Jeff]. 747-752. Piscataway, NJ: "IEEE". DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/PPC.2009.5386257

      2008
      • Conference Proceeding
        Rail Interface Insulator Damage in High-Energy Launch Conditions
        DoD Innovative Science & Technology EM Railgun Workshop
        [Surls, D, Wetz, DavidAlan, Crawford, M, Watt, T, Minchew, B]. DoD Classified Conference. "US Navy".
      • Conference Proceeding
        High Energy Testing of a Novel Railgun Bore Geometry
        DoD Innovative Science & Technology EM Railgun Workshop
        [Satapathy, Sikhanda, Wetz, DavidAlan, Lindsey, Colin, Watt, Trevor]. DoD Classified Conference. "US Navy".
      • Conference Proceeding
        A Study of Electro-thermal Launcher Efficiencies and Gas Dynamics
        2008 14th Symposium on Electromagnetic Launch Technology
        [Motes, Doyle, Ellzey, Janet, Levinson, Scott, Parker, Jerry, Stefani, Francesco , Wetz, DavisAlan]. Piscataway, NJ: "IEEE ". DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/ELT.2008.114
      • Conference Proceeding
        Electromagnetically driven expanding ring with preheating
        No
        [Landen, Dwight, Wetz, DavidAlan, Satapathy, Sikhanda, Levinson, Scott]. 2008 14th Symposium on Electromagnetic Launch Technology. 45(1), 598-603. Piscataway, NJ: "IEEE". DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/ELT.2008.119
      • Conference Proceeding
        Development of a Plasma-Driven Railgun to Reach 7 km/s
        IEEE International Power Modulators and High Voltage Conference, Proceedings of the 2008
        [Wetz, DavidAlan, Stefani, F., Parker, J., McNab, I.]. 85-88. "IEEE". DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/IPMC.2008.4743584
      • Conference Proceeding
        Development of a Pumped LC Tank Circuit for Use in an Adiabatic Pulsed Inductive Heating Application
        IEEE International Power Modulators and High Voltage Conference, Proceedings of the 2008
        [Wetz, DavidAlan, Landen, D., Satapathy, S., Surls, D., Levinson, S., Crawford, M.]. 415-418. Piscataway, NJ: "IEEE". DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/IPMC.2008.4743678

      2007
      • Conference Proceeding
        Inductive Heating of Materials for the Study of High-Temperature Mechanical Properties
        16th IEEE International Pulsed Power Conference
        [Wetz, DavidAlan, Surls, Dwayne, Landen, Dwight, Satapathy, Sikhanda, Crawford, MarkThomas]. 1740-1744. "IEEE". DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/PPPS.2007.4652528
      • Conference Proceeding
        Inductive heating of materials for the study of high-temperature mechanical properties
        Proceedings of the 16th IEEE International Pulsed Power Conference
        [Wetz, DavidAlan, Landen, Dwight, Satapathy, Sikhanda, Surls, D.]. Proceedings of the 16th IEEE International Pulsed Power Conference. Piscataway, NJ: "IEEE". DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/PPPS.2007.4652528
      • Conference Proceeding
        A plasma-driven pre-injector for a hypervelocity railgun
        54th Joint Army-Navy-NASA-Air Force (JANNAF) Propulsion Meeting (JPM)
        [Motes, Doyle, Wetz, DavidAlan, Stefani, Francesco, Parker, JeraldV., Ellzey, Janet].
      • Conference Proceeding
        A plasma-driven railgun experiment addressing launch-to-space issues
        54th JANNAF Propulsion Meeting/5th Modeling and Simulation/3rd Liquid Propulsion/2nd Spacecraft Propulsion Joint Subcommittee Meeting
        [Wetz, DavidAlan, Stefani, Francesco, Parker, JeraldV, McNab, IanR]. 14-17.
      • Conference Proceeding
        An Airborne Launch to Space Concept
        54th JANNAF Propulsion Meeting/5th Modeling and Simulation/3rd Liquid Propulsion/2nd Spacecraft Propulsion Joint Subcommittee Meeting
        [McNab, IanR, Wetz, DavidAlan, Stefani, Francesco].
      • Conference Proceeding
        Development of a plasma railgun for affordable and rapid access to space
        Proceedings of the 16th IEEE International Pulsed Power Conference
        [Wetz, DavidAlan, Stefani, Francesco, Motes, Doyle, Parker, JeraldV., McNab, IanR.]. 2, 1799-1804. "IEEE". DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/PPPS.2007.4652540
      • Conference Proceeding
        Access to space using electromagnetic launchers
        7th Proceedings of the International Symposium on Launcher Technologies
        [McNab, IanR., Stefani, Francesco, Wetz, DavidAlan].

      2006
      • Conference Proceeding
        A bench top railgun with distributed energy sources
        Proceedings of the 13th Electromagnetic Launch Technology Symposium
        [McDaniel, BryanT, Mankowski, JohnJerome, Wetz, DavidAlan, McHale, Brent, Kristiansen, Magne]. "IEEE". DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/MEGAGUSS.2006.4530677
      • Conference Proceeding
        A Bench Top Railgun with Distributed Energy Sources and Diagnostics
        Proceedings of the 2006 International Conference on Megagauss Magnetic Field Generator and Related Topics
        [McDaniel, BryanT., Mankowski, JohnJerome, Wetz, DavidAlan, McHale, Brent, Kristiansen, Magne]. 185-190. "IEEE". DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/MEGAGUSS.2006.4530677
      • Conference Proceeding
        Pulsed Breakdown in Water Under Various Conditions
        [Wetz, DavidAlan, Mankowski, JohnJerome, Dickens, JamesClaude, Kristiansen, Magne]. "Texas Tech University".
      • Conference Proceeding
        The impact of water conductivity, electrode material, and electrode surface roughness on the pulsed breakdown strength of water
        Proceedings of the 27th International Power Modulator Symposium and 2006 High Voltage Work Shop
        [Wetz, DavidAlan, Mankowski, JohnJerome, McCauley, David, Dickens, JamesClaude, Kristiansen, Magne]. 104-107. "IEEE". DOI: http://dx.doi.org/ 10.1109/MODSYM.2006.365192

      2005
      • Conference Proceeding
        Optimization of a small and low power stationary plasma thruster
        Proc. 41st AIAA/ASME/SAE/ASEE Joint Propulsion Conf. Exhib.
        [Wetz, DavidAlan, Mankowski, JohnJerome, Belt, DavidW., Dickens, JamesClaude, Kristiansen, Magne].
      • Conference Proceeding
        The Impact of Electrode Area and Surface Roughness on the Pulsed Breakdown Strength Water
        Proceedings of the 15th IEEE International Pulsed Power Conference
        [Wetz, DavidAlan, Mankowski, JohnJerome, Kristiansen, Magne]. 1163 – 1166. "IEEE". DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/PPC.2005.300544
      • Conference Proceeding
        The Impact of Electrode Material on the Pulsed Breakdown Strength of Water
        Proceedings of the 15th IEEE International Pulsed Power Conference
        [Wetz, DavidAlan, Mankowski, JohnJerome, Dickens, JamesClaude, Kristiansen, Magne]. 935-938. "IEEE". DOI: http://dx.doi.org/0.1109/PPC.2005.300447

      2004
      • Conference Proceeding
        Characteristics of Pulse Breakdown of Water
        2nd Japan-US Symposium on Pulsed Power and Plasma Applications
        [Mankowski, JohnJerome, Wetz, DavidAlan, Truman, KeithPhillip, Dickens, James Claude, Kristiansen, Magne]. "Texas Tech University".
      • Conference Proceeding
        Influence of surface roughness on the pulsed breakdown strength of rexolite
        Proceedings of the 13th International Symposium on High Current Electronics
        [Mankowski, JohnJerome, Truman, KeithPhillip, Wetz, DavidAlan, Kristiansen, Magne]. 127-129.
      • Conference Proceeding
        The effect of area on pulsed breakdown in water
        Proceedings of the 26 th International Power Modulator Symposium and 2004 High Voltage Work Shop
        [Truman, K., Mankowski, J., Wetz, DavidAlan, Kristiansen, M.]. 126-128. "IEEE". DOI: http://dx.doi.org/ 10.1109/MODSYM.2004.1433523
      • Conference Proceeding
        The Impact of surface conditioning of large area electrodes on the dielectric strength of water
        Proceedings of the 26th International Power Modulator Symposium and 2004 High Voltage Work Shop
        [Wetz, DavidAlan, Mankowski, JohnJerome, Truman, KeithPhillip, Kristiansen, Magne]. 512-515. "IEEE". DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/MODSYM.2004.1433626

      2003
      • Conference Proceeding
        Short Pulse Electric Field Sterilization of Liquid Media
        Proceedings of the 14th IEEE International Pulsed Power Conference
        [Wetz, DavidAlan, MMankowski, JohnJerome, Neuber, Andreas, Dickens, JamesClaude, Truman, KeithPhillip]. 2, 1124-1127. Dallas, Texas: "IEEE". DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/PPC.2003.1278009

      2019
      • Abstract
        Transient Loading of Ultracapacitors
        Proceedings of the 2019 Pacific Symposium on Pulsed Power Science and Applications
        [Johnston, A.N., Nybeck, C.N., Wetz, D.A.].
      • Abstract
        Design and Commissioning of a Medium Voltage Testbed Deploying Transient Loads
        Proceedings of the 2019 IEEE Pulsed Power and Plasma Sciences Conference
        [Johnston, AlexanderN, Dodson, DavidA, McRee, BrianJ, Wetz, DavidA, Sanchez, JacobL, Heinze, JohnM]. 1.
      • Abstract
        Fast Recharge of High Voltage Capacitors
        [Martinez, ChristopherF, Sanchez, JacobL, Wetz, DavidA, Dodson, DavidA]. 2019 IEEE Pulsed Power and Plasma Sciences Conference. Piscataway, NJ: "IEEE".
      • Abstract
        Measurement of Diode Reverse Recovery Losses as a Function of Switching Frequency
        Proceedings of the 2019 IEEE Pulsed Power and Plasma Sciences Conference
        [Martinez, ChristopherF, Sanchez, JacobL, Wetz, DavidA, McRee, BrianJ]. Piscataway, NJ: "IEEE".
      • Abstract
        Transient Loading of Ultracapacitors
        Proceedings of the 2019 IEEE Pulsed Power and Plasma Sciences Conference
        [Nybeck, CharlesN, Wetz, DavidA, Dodson, DavidA, Johnston, AlexN]. Piscataway, NJ: "IEEE".

      2017
      • Abstract
        1000V Lithium Ion Battery Module with Novel Measurement and Protection Technologies
        2017 IEEE Electric Ship Technologies Symposium
        [Wetz, DavidAlan, Dodson, DA, Heinzel, JM, Cummings, S, Frank, N, Rahim, A, Davis, M]. 2017 IEEE Electric Ship Technologies Symposium. Piscataway, NJ: "IEEE".
      • Abstract
        The Impact of Corrosion on the Copper Rails of a Small Railgun
        2017 Pacific Symposium on Pulsed Power and Applications
        [Wetz, DavidAlan, Gnegy-Davidson, CG]. Waikoloa, Hawaii .
      • Abstract
        A Battery-Powered, 60-kJ, 6-RPS Rep-Rate Pulsed Power System
        2017 IEEE International Pulsed Power Conference
        [Huhman, Brett, Wetz, DavidAlan, Dodson, David]. 2017 IEEE International Pulsed Power Conference. Piscataway, NJ: "IEEE".
      • Abstract
        Dielectric Breakdown of Vaporized Organic Carbonates
        2017 IEEE International Pulsed Power Conference
        [Wetz, DavidAlan, Nybeck, Charles, Dodson, DavidA, Heinzel, JohnM]. Piscataway, NJ: "IEEE".

      In Process
      • Abstract
        Dielectric Breakdown of Vented Electrolytes
        2017 Pacific Symposium on Pulsed Power and Applications
        [Wetz, DavidAlan, Nybeck, C, Dodson, DA]. Waikoloa, Hawaii . Not Accepted.

      2016
      • Abstract
        Fuzzy Logic Control of a Hybrid Energy Storage Module for Pulsed Power Naval Applications Using a Hardware-in-the-Loop Testbed
        2016 IEEE International High Voltage and Power Modulator Conference (IHVPMC)
        [Cohen, Isaac, Wetz, DavidAlan, Heinzel, John M, Dong, Qing]. 2016 IEEE International High Voltage and Power Modulator Conference (IHVPMC). Piscataway, New Jersey: "IEEE".
      • Abstract
        Design, Construction, and Evaluation of 1000 V Valve Regulated Lead Acid (VRLA) and Lithium-Ion Batteries
        47th Power Sources Conference
        [Wetz, DavidAlan, Martin, MJ, Williams, CL, Mckinzie, KD, Gnegy-Davidson, CG, Cohen, IJ, Heinzel , JM]. 47th Power Sources Conference.
      • Abstract
        High Rate Characterization of a 76 V, 60 Ah Lithium-Iron-Phosphate Lithium Ion (LFP-LI) Battery for High Pulsed Rate Applications
        47th Power Sources Conference
        [Wetz, DavidAlan, , , ]. 47th Power Sources Conference.

      2015
      • Abstract
        Using Internal Pressure Measurements to Fundamentally Understand the Aging of Lithium-Ion Batteries
        228th Electrochemical Society Meeting
        [Wetz, DavidAlan, Matasso, AF, Wong, DN]. 228th Electrochemical Society Meeting. Pennington, New Jersey: "ECS".
      • Abstract
        Design and Validation of a High Power Hybrid Energy Storage Module (HESM) Using Active Fuzzy Logic Control (FLC)
        2015 IEEE Electric Ship Technologies Symposium (ESTS)
        [Wetz, DavidAlan, Cohen, IJ, Westenhover, CS , Heinzel, JM, Dong, Q]. 2015 IEEE Electric Ship Technologies Symposium (ESTS). Piscataway, NJ: "IEEE".

      2013
      • Abstract
        Evaluation of high power energy storage devices for use in compact pulsed power systems
        Plasma Science (ICOPS), 2013 Abstracts IEEE International Conference on
        [Shrestha, Biju, Novak, Peter, Wetz, DavidAlan]. 1. Piscataway, NJ: "IEEE". DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/PLASMA.2013.6633455
      • Abstract
        Integration of pulsed loads into a Microgrid architecture
        Plasma Science (ICOPS), 2013 Abstracts IEEE International Conference on
        [Kelley, JayP., Wetz, DavidAlan, Turner, GregK., Cohen, Isaac]. 1. Piscataway, NJ: "IEEE". DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/PLASMA.2013.6633457
      • Abstract
        Investigations into the use of an LLC converter for rep-rate capacitor charging systems
        Plasma Science (ICOPS), 2013 Abstracts IEEE International Conference on
        [Huhman, BrettM., Neri, JesseM., Wetz, DavidAlan]. 1. Piscataway, NJ: "IEEE". DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/PLASMA.2013.6635074

      2015
      • Other
        Evaluation of 1000 V Batteries for Pulsed Power Applications
        2015 IEEE International Pulsed Power Conference
        [Wetz, DavidAlan, Martin, MJ, Williams, CL, Mckinzie, KD, Cohen, J, Gnegy-Davidson, CG, Cohen, IJ, ]. 2015 IEEE International Pulsed Power Conference. Piscataway, NJ: "IEEE".

Presentations

    • July  2019
      Wetz, DavidAlan (Presenter), "Intelligent Distributed Power System Studies at the University of Texas at Arlington (UTA)", Invited Presentation to the Shipboard Power Systems group at NSWC – Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA. (July 21, 2019).
    • April  2019
      Wetz, DavidAlan, "Electrochemical Prime Power Supply for a Repetitively Operated High-Power Marx Generator", ONR, Arlington, VA. (April 23, 2019).
    • March  2019
      Wetz, DavidAlan, "Lithium-ion Batteries for High Rate Applications", IAPG, Austin, Texas. (March 25, 2019).
    • March  2019
      Wetz, DavidAlan, "Study of Ultracapacitors under Pulsed Loading Conditions". (March 25, 2019).
    • March  2019
      Wetz, DavidAlan, "High-fidelity Control and Optimization Methods for Power Electronics-Intensive Distribution Networks: Formal, Experimental, and Hardware-in-the-loop Verification", ONR, Roanoke, VA. (March 14, 2019).
    • January  2019
      Wetz, DavidAlan, "Foreign Competitive Technology (FCT) Skeleton Ultracapacitor Comparison,’ Foreign Comparative Technology Program Review", Office of Secretary of Defense, Washington, DC. (January 8, 2019).
    • September  2018
      Wetz, DavidAlan, "High-fidelity Control and Optimization Methods for Power Electronics-Intensive Distribution Networks: Formal, Experimental, and Hardware-in-the-loop Verification", ONR, Ann Arbor, MI. (September 27, 2018).
    • April  2018
      Wetz, DavidAlan, "Electrochemical Prime Power Supply for a Repetitively Operated High-Power Marx Generator", Arlington, VA. (April 25, 2018).
    • March  2018
      Wetz, DavidAlan, "Characterization of Ultracapacitors for Pulsed Power Applications", American Society of Naval Engineers (ASNE), Philadelphia, PA. (March 28, 2018).
    • March  2018
      Wetz, DavidAlan, "Design and Evaluation of a 1000 V Lithium Ion Battery", American Society of Naval Engineers (ASNE), Philadelphia, PA. (March 28, 2018).
    • March  2018
      Wetz, DavidAlan, "Hybrid Energy Storage Module Utilizing Hardware in the Loop Emulated Distributed Generation", American Society of Naval Engineers (ASNE), Philadelphia, PA. (March 28, 2018).
    • August  2017
      Dodson, D, Wetz, DavidAlan, Heinzel, J, Cummings, S, Frank, N, Rahim, A, Davis, M, "1000V Lithium Ion Battery Module with Novel Measurement and Protection Technologies", Crystal City, Virginia. (August 15, 2017).
    • August  2017
      Nybeck, C, Wetz, DavidAlan, Dodson, D.A, Heinzel, J.M, "Dielectric Breakdown of Vented Li-Ion Battery Electrolyte", Crystal City, Virginia. (August 15, 2017).
    • August  2017
      Nybeck, C, Wetz, DavidAlan, Dodson, D.A, "Dielectric Breakdown of Vented Electrolytes", Waikoloa, Hawaii. (August 11, 2017).
    • August  2017
      Gnegy-Davidson, G, Wetz, DavidAlan, "The Impact of Corrosion on the Copper Rails of a Small Railgun", Waikoloa, Hawaii . (August 8, 2017).
    • July  2017
      Wetz, DavidAlan, "ONR Young Investigator Award Program Panel Speech", ASNE, Washington, D.C.. (July 21, 2017).
    • July  2017
      Wetz, DavidAlan, "Invited Panel Speech", Washington D.C.. (July 20, 2017).
    • June  2017
      Nybeck, C, Wetz, DavidAlan, Dondson, D, Heinzel, J, "Dielectric Breakdown of Vaporized Organic Carbonates", IEEE, Brighton, UK. (June 22, 2017).
    • February  2017
      Wetz, DavidAlan, "Energy Storage Research at UTA", Arlington, Texas. (February 1, 2017).
    • September  2016
      Wetz, DavidAlan, "Transient Voltage Suppression and AC/DC Rectification in Future Shipboard Power Systems", Invited Talk to technical leads at the Naval Surface Warfare Center – Philadelphia Division, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (September 19, 2016).
    • August  2016
      Wetz, DavidAlan, "Impact of Metallic Corrosion on the Performance of an Electromagnetic Launch", US Navy Electromagnetic Launcher’s Corrosion Working Group. (August 9, 2016).
    • July  2016
      Cohen, I.J, Wetz, DavidAlan, Dong, Q, Heinzel, J.M, "Fuzzy Logic Control of a Hybrid Energy Storage Module for Pulsed Power Naval Applications Using a Hardware-in-the-Loop Testbed", San Francisco, California. (July 5, 2016).
    • June  2016
      Martin, M, Williams, C, Mckinzie, K, Wetz, DavidAlan, Gnegy-Davidson, C, Cohen, I, Heinzel, J, "Design, Construction, and Evaluation of 1000 V Valve Regulated Lead Acid (VRLA) and Lithium-Ion Batteries", Orlando Florida . (June 13, 2016).
    • June  2016
      Williams, C.L , Martin, M.J, Wetz, DavidAlan, Heinzel, J.M, "High Rate Characterization of a 76 V, 60 Ah Lithium-Iron-Phosphate Lithium Ion (LFP-LI) Battery for High Pulsed Rate Applications", Orlando, Florida . (June 13, 2016).
    • February  2016
      Wetz, DavidAlan, "Invited Talk", Dallas Electric Club’s monthly meeting, Dallas, Texas.. (February 12, 2016).
    • October  2015
      Matasso, A, Wetz, DavidAlan, Wong, D, "Using Internal Pressure Measurements to Fundamentally Understand the Aging of Lithium-Ion Batteries", Phoenix, Arizona. (October 11, 2015).
    • July  2015
      Wetz, DavidAlan, "Dielectric Breakdown", Naval Surface Warfare Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (July 24, 2015).
    • June  2015
      Wetz, DavidAlan, "Integration of Energy Storage into Shipboard Power Systems Driving Directed Energy Loads", Invited Talk to technical leads at the Naval Surface Warfare Center – Philadelphia Division, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (June 25, 2015).
    • June  2015
      Cohen, I.J, Westenhover, C, Wetz, DavidAlan, Heinzel, J.M, Dong, Q, "Design and Validation of a High Power Hybrid Energy Storage Module (HESM) Using Active Fuzzy Logic Control (FLC", Alexandria, Virginia. (June 21, 2015).
    • June  2015
      Martin, M, Williams, C, Wetz, DavidAlan, Gnegy-Davidson, C, Cohen, I, Westenhover, C, Wong, D, Heinzel, J, Dong, Q, "Evaluation of Lead Acid, Lithium-ion, and Nickel Metal Hydride Energy Storage Technologies at Cell, Module, and Battery Levels Under High Pulsed and Continuous C Rates", Alexandria, Virginia. (June 21, 2015).
    • May  2015
      Martin, M, Williams , C, McKinzie, K, Cohen, J, Wetz, DavidAlan, Davidson, C, Cohen, I, Heinzel, J, "Evaluation of 1000 V Batteries for Pulsed Power Applications", Austin, Texas. (May 31, 2015).
    • May  2015
      Martin, M.J, Williams, C.L, Wetz, DavidAlan, Heinzel, J.M, "High Rate Characterization of Valve Regulated Lead Acid Batteries for Use in Pulsed Power Applications", Austin, Texas. (May 31, 2015).
    • April  2015
      Wetz, DavidAlan, "Influence of High Pulsed and Continuous Magnetic Fields on the Corrosion and Microstructure of Metallic Conductors". (April 29, 2015).
    • April  2015
      Drake, S, Martin, M, Wetz, DavidAlan, Ostanek, J, Miller, S, Heinzel, J, Jain, A, "Measurement of Heat Generation Rate in Lithium-ion Batteries at Large Discharge Rates", Austin, Texas. (April 26, 2015).
    • July  2014
      Wetz, DavidAlan, "Evaluation of High Rate Energy Storage for Directed Energy Applications", Naval Surface Warfare Center – Philadelphia Division, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.. (July 25, 2014).
    • July  2014
      Wetz, DavidAlan, "Influence of High Pulsed and Continuous Magnetic Fields on the Corrosion and Microstructure of Metallic Conductors". (July 18, 2014).
    • April  2014
      Wetz, DavidAlan, "Use of Electrochemical Energy Storage Devices as the Prime Power of High Pulsed Power Systems", Invited presentation given at Texas Tech University (TTU). (April 4, 2014).
    • December  2013
      Wetz, DavidAlan, "Influence of High Pulsed and Continuous Magnetic Fields on the Corrosion and Microstructure of Metallic Conductors", Naval Surface Warfare Center, Dahlgren Virginia. (December 11, 2013).
    • November  2012
      Wetz, DavidAlan, "Elevated Rate Cycling of High Power Electrochemical Energy Storage Devices for Use as the Prime Power Source of an EM Launcher", Washington, DC.. (November 6, 2012).
    • October  2012
      Wetz, DavidAlan, "Use of Electrochemical Energy Storage Devices as the Prime Power of High Pulsed Power Systems’", University of Missouri (MU). (October 17, 2012).
    • June  2012
      Chen, Y, Deveney, B, Wetz, DavidAlan, Davis, J.A., "SAFT Li-ion Technologies for Very High Power Applications", Las Vegas, Nevada. (June 7, 2012).
    • May  2010
      Wetz, DavidAlan, "AFOSR MURI Annual Report 2010: Multistage Electromagnetic and Laser Launchers for Affordable, Rapid Access to Space", Arlington, Virginia. (May 11, 2010).
    • November  2009
      Wetz, DavidAlan, "60 Shot Test Series on the IAT’s G2-V3 Core", Dahlgren, Virginia. (November 17, 2009).
    • November  2009
      Wetz, DavidAlan, "Aluminum Ejecta Investigation", Dahlgren Virginia. (November 17, 2009).
    • November  2009
      Wetz, DavidAlan, "AFOSR MURI Annual Report 2009: Multistage Electromagnetic and Laser Launchers for Affordable, Rapid Access to Space", Los Angeles, California. (November 2, 2009).
    • September  2009
      Wetz, DavidAlan, "Analysis of Molten Aluminum Ejecta at the Armature – Rail – Insulator Triple Point", San Antonio, Texas. (September 8, 2009).
    • September  2009
      Wetz, DavidAlan, "Design and Experimentation of an Insulator Test Protocol", San Antonio, Texas. (September 8, 2009).
    • September  2009
      Wetz, DavidAlan, "Experimental Results from a Novel Medium-Caliber Geometry 2 Railgun Bore Configuration", San Antonio, Texas. (September 8, 2009).
    • September  2009
      Wetz, DavidAlan, "Progress on the Development of a Plasma Driven Railgun to Achieve 7 km/s", San Antonio, Texas. (September 8, 2009).
    • October  2008
      Wetz, DavidAlan, "Progress Update on the Development of a Plasma – Driven Hypervelocity Railgun", Pasadena, California. (October 28, 2008).
    • October  2007
      Wetz, DavidAlan, "AFOSR MURI Annual Report 2007: Multistage Electromagnetic and Laser Launchers for Affordable, Rapid Access to Space", Huntsville, Alabama.. (October 17, 2007).
    • May  2007
      Wetz, DavidAlan, "Design and Testing of a Novel Rail Geometry", Washington, DC. (May 2, 2007).
    • September  2006
      Wetz, DavidAlan, "AFOSR MURI Annual Report 2006: Multistage Electromagnetic (EM) and Laser Launchers for Affordable Access to Space", Annapolis, Maryland. (September 25, 2006).
    • March  2006
      Wetz, DavidAlan, "The Impact of Field Enhancements and Charge Injection on the Pulsed Breakdown Strength of Water", Sandia National Laboratories, Sandia National Laboratories. (March 1, 2006).
    • February  2006
      Wetz, DavidAlan, "Multistage EM Railguns for Affordable Access to Space", EM Railgun and Laser Propulsion Program Review, Arlington, Virginia. (February 24, 2006).
    • November  2005
      Wetz, DavidAlan, "Pulsed Breakdown in Water", Sandia National Laboratories, Sandia National Laboratories. (November 1, 2005).
    • October  2004
      Wetz, DavidAlan, "Pulsed Breakdown in Water", Sandia National Laboratories, Sandia National Laboratories. (October 1, 2004).
    • December  2003
      Wetz, DavidAlan, "Large Gap & Volume Pulsed Breakdown in Water", Sandia National Laboratories, Sandia National Laboratories. (December 1, 2003).

Students Supervised

    • Present
      Dissertation Committee Chair
      Jay Patel, Student is in the first semester (Electrical Engineering)
    • Present
      Dissertation Committee Chair
      Bailey Zachary,
      Battery and Power Systems Related
    • Present
      Dissertation Committee Chair
      Johnston Alexander,
      Control of Power Systems
    • Present
      Dissertation Committee Chair
      James Narey,
      Hybrid Energy Storage Module Modeling
    • Dec 2019
      Undergraduate Supervised Research
    • Nov 2019
      Dissertation Committee Member
      Igor Matsuo, (Electrical Engineering)
    • Nov 2019
      Master's Thesis Committee Chair
      Christopher Martinez, (Electrical Engineering)
      Design of a CLC Testbed to Study High Voltage Capacitors
    • May 2019
      Dissertation Committee Chair
      Charles Nybeck, (Electrical Engineering)
      ELECTROCHEMICAL ENERGY STORAGE INTEGRATION CHALLENGES WITHIN HIGH VOLTAGE DISTRIBUTED GENERATION POWER SYSTEM ARCHITECTURES
    • May 2019
      Dissertation Committee Chair
      Jacob Sanchez, (Electrical Engineering)
      INTEGRATION AND VALIDATION OF POWER HARDWARE-IN-THE-LOOP GENERATOR MODELS FOR DEPLOYMENT IN A DISTRIBUTED GENERATION SOURCE TESTBED
    • May 2019
      Dissertation Committee Chair
      Brian McRee, (Electrical Engineering)
      REAL-TIME MULTI-PULSE RECTIFIER MODELS FOR POWER HARDWARE-IN-THE-LOOP IMPLEMENTATION IN MEDIUM VOLTAGE DC MICROGRID APPLICATIONS
    • May 2019
      Dissertation Committee Chair
      David Dodson, (Electrical Engineering)
      DESIGN, EVALUATION, AND MODELING OF MEDIUM VOLTAGE DC ENERGY CONVERSION TESTBED WITH EMPHASIS ON ELECTROCHEMICAL ENERGY STORAGE
    • July 2018
      Dissertation Committee Member
      Farshid Salehi,
      Sub-synchronous Control Interaction event in Power System
    • July 2018
      Dissertation Committee Chair
      Caroline Westenhover, (Electrical Engineering)
      LiFePO4 BATTERIES: IMPACT OF HIGHLY PARALLEL PACKS ON LOAD DISTRIBUTION AND CYCLE LIFE
    • Feb 2018
      Postdoctoral Research Supervision
      Samuel Vega-Cotto,
      Application of the Research Process for the Development of a Microgrid for the Development of a Microgrid Modular Design for Tribal Healthcare Facilities in the Navajo Nation: Kayenta Health Center Used as a Subject Study for Experimental Data
    • Nov 2017
      Master's Thesis Committee Member
      Azade Brahman, Committee Chair: Dr. Wei-Jen Lee
      Evaluation of the impacts of mutual coupling on transmission line protection systems
    • Nov 2017
      Dissertation Committee Member
      Bret Huhman, Committee Chair: Dr. Lamine Mili (Virginia Tech University) (Electrical Engineering)
      A Single-Frequency Impedance Diagnostic for State of Health Determination in Li-Ion 4P1S Battery Packs
    • Sept 2016
      Dissertation Committee Chair
      Derek Wong, (Material Science and Engineer)
      The Characterization of Secondary Lithium-ion Battery Degradation when Operating Complex, Ultra-high Power Pulsed Loads
    • Sept 2016
      Dissertation Committee Chair
      Clint Gnegy-Davidson, (Electrical Engineering)
    • Aug 2016
      Master's Thesis Committee Chair
      Matthew Martin, (Electrical Engineering)
      Active Flyback Based Battery Management System with Proportional Balancing for Use in an Electric Racecar
    • Aug 2016
      Dissertation Committee Member
      Xin Wang, Committee Chair: Dr. Wei-Jen Lee (Electrical Engineering)
      Enhanced Customer Demand Load Profiles Estimation or Field Application
    • June 2016
      Master's Thesis Committee Chair
      Christopher Williams, (Material Science and Engineer)
      Capacity Fade of Valve Regulated Lead Acid & Lithium-Iron-Phosphate Lithium-Ion Batteries from High Rate Pulsed Loading
    • May 2016
      Dissertation Committee Chair
      Isaac Cohen, (Electrical Engineering)
      The Design and Control of a Battery – Supercapacitor Hybrid Energy Storage Module for Naval Applications
    • Apr 2016
      Dissertation Committee Member
      Shiuan-Hau Rau, Committee Chair: Dr. Wei-Jen Lee (Electrical Engineering)
      AC Arc Flash Light Intensity Estimator and MHD Based DC Arc Model
    • Nov 2015
      Dissertation Committee Member
      Zhenyuan Zhang, Committee Chair: Dr. Wei-Jen Lee (Electrical Engineering)
      Model Development to Estimate Thermal Related Hazards of Arc Fault Incidents
    • Apr 2015
      Master's Thesis Committee Member
      Shweta Hardas, Committee Chair: Dr. Taylor Johnson
      Design of Grid - Tied Solar Array
    • Mar 2015
      Dissertation Committee Member
      Piampoom Sarikprueck, Committee Chair: Dr. Wei-Jen Lee (Electrical Engineering)
      Forecasting of Wind, PV Generation, and Market Price for the Optimal Operations of the Regional PEV Charging Stations
    • Mar 2015
      Dissertation Committee Member
      Xueyang Cheng, Committee Chair: Dr. Wei-Jen Lee (Electrical Engineering)
      Employing Online Data for Dynamic Equivalent Model Parameter Identification of Large Scale Wind Farm
    • Mar 2015
      Dissertation Committee Member
      Zhaohao Ding, Committee Chair: Dr. Wei-Jen Lee (Electrical Engineering)
      Optimal Operation of Microgrid Under a Stochastic Environment
    • Dec 2014
      Master's Thesis Committee Chair
      Simon Donahue, (Material Science and Engineer)
      Study of the Effect of Smart Meter RF Transmissions on Ground Fault Circuit Interrupters (GFCIs)
    • Dec 2014
      Dissertation Committee Chair
      Anthony Matasso, (Electrical Engineering)
      Identification of the Interdependence of Aging and Internal Pressure Evolution of Commercial Li-Ion Cells
    • Nov 2014
      Dissertation Committee Member
      Meng Liu, Committee Chair: Dr. Wei-Jen Lee (Electrical Engineering)
      Energy Storage Devices for Seamless Integration of Renewable Energy
    • Nov 2014
      Dissertation Committee Member
      Stephen Drake, Committee Chair: Dr. Ankur Jain (Mech and Aero Engineering)
      Thermal Conduction and Heat Generation Phenomena in Li-Ion Cells
    • Aug 2014
      Undergraduate Supervised Research
      Bradley Pipes, Advised Bradley Pipes who was a Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (LSAMP) summer fellow. He performed research studying how electrochemical cells behave when they are paralleled
    • Aug 2014
      Undergraduate Supervised Research
      Advised the research of two undergraduates, Christopher Martin and Vanessa Castened, as part of a National Science Foundation (NSF) Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) award during the summer of 2014. The students developed a differential isolation voltage monitoring board and an electromagnetic can crusher.
    • Aug 2014
      Undergraduate Supervised Research
      Jay Harel, o Advised Jay Harel who was a Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (LSAMP) summer fellow. He worked on setting up a small solar panel power source.
    • Aug 2014
      Undergraduate Supervised Research
      Louis Steinmetz, Advised a Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (LSAMP) summer fellow. He worked with Vanessa above to develop the electromagnetic can crusher.
    • May 2014
      Dissertation Committee Chair
      Gregory Turner, (Electrical Engineering)
      A Formalized Method for State Machine Software Implementation in Smart Microgrid Control Systems
    • May 2014
      Master's Thesis Committee Chair
      Travis Least, (Material Science and Engineer)
      Modeling the Capillary Discharge of an ElectroThermal-Chemical (ETC) Launcher
    • Apr 2014
      Dissertation Committee Member
      Xin Wang, Committee Member: Dr. Qilian Liang (Electrical Engineering)
      Hybrid and Smart Grid Wireless Networks Capacity and Optimization
    • Apr 2014
      Dissertation Committee Member
      Zhuo Li, Committee Member: Dr. Qilian Liang (Electrical Engineering)
      Home Area Networks for Smart Grid Communications
    • Feb 2014
      Dissertation Committee Member
      Franklin Quilumba, Committee Chair: Dr. Wei-Jen Lee (Electrical Engineering)
      Using Advanced Metering Infrastructure Data for Smart Grid Development
    • Dec 2013
      Master's Thesis Committee Chair
      Jay Kelley, (Material Science and Engineer)
      The Impact of Hybrid Energy Storage on Power Quality when High Power Pulsed DC Loads are Operated on a MicroGrid Testbed
    • Dec 2013
      Dissertation Committee Chair
      Biju Shrestha, (Electrical Engineering)
      Cycling Fatigue Induced on Electrochemical Energy Storage Cells as a Result of High C Discharge
    • Dec 2013
      Dissertation Committee Chair
      Peter Novak, (Electrical Engineering)
      Elevated Recharge of Electrochemical Cells
    • Dec 2013
      Dissertation Committee Member
      Md Siddique, Committee Chair: Dr. Fuqiang Liu (Material Science and Engineer)
      Study of Non-Equilibrium Phase Transformation of LiFePO4 Material in Lithium-ion Batteries
    • Nov 2013
      Dissertation Committee Member
      Hamid Najafabadi, Committee Chair: Dr. Ali Davoudi (Electrical Engineering)
      Multiport DC Energy Conversion Systems
    • Oct 2013
      Dissertation Committee Member
      Niranjan Karandikar, Committee Chair: Dr. Sungyong Jung (Electrical Engineering)
      A Low-Noise Low-Power CMOS Amperometric Circuit for Glucose Sensing
    • Aug 2013
      Undergraduate Supervised Research
      o Advised the research of four undergraduates, Caroline Storm, Daniel Rendon, Cheryl Limas, and Lateef Taiwo, as part of a National Science Foundation (NSF) Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) award during the summer of 2013. The students developed LabView software which was implemented in the control system of the UTA MicroGrid testbed. (Electrical Engineering)
    • May 2013
      Master's Thesis Committee Chair
      James Reed, (Material Science and Engineer)
      Effects of Unbalanced Voltage on the Operation Performance of Three-Phase Submersible Pumps
    • Mar 2013
      Master's Thesis Committee Member
      Amir Salehi, Committee Chair: Dr. Fuqiang Liu
      In Situ and Ex Situ Raman Investigation on Performance and Aging of LiFePO4 Cathodes in Lithium-Ion Batteries
    • Feb 2013
      Dissertation Committee Member
      Hailong Hui, Committee Chair: Dr. Wei-Jen Lee (Electrical Engineering)
      Reliability Unit Commitment in ERCOT Nodal Market
    • Feb 2013
      Dissertation Committee Member
      Hailong Hui, Committee Chair: Dr. Wei-Jen Lee (Electrical Engineering)
      Reliability Unit Commitment in ERCOT Nodal Market
    • Aug 2012
      Undergraduate Supervised Research
      o Advised the research of two undergraduates, Caroline Storm and Paul Inman, as part of a National Science Foundation (NSF) Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) award during the summer of 2012. The students developed a data acquisition system using National Instruments LabVIEW software. (Electrical Engineering)
    • Jan 2012
      Dissertation Committee Member
      Eithar Nashawati, Committee Chair: Dr. Wei-Jen Lee (Electrical Engineering)
      Dynamic System Reduction and Fault Location Identification Using Synchrophasors
    • Dec 2011
      Master's Thesis Committee Member
      David Maxwell, (Material Science and Engineer)
      Comparative Analysis of Lithium-Chemistry Battery Fuel Gauge Algorithms on Aged Cells
    • Nov 2011
      Master's Thesis Committee Member
      Vijayanand Ramachandran, Committee Chair: Dr. Wei-Jen Lee (Material Science and Engineer)
      Short Circuit Analysis and Circuit Breaker Interrupting Capability Validations for Industrial Power Plants
    • Nov 2011
      Dissertation Committee Member
      Chin-Chu Tsai, Committee Chair: Dr. Wei-Jen Lee (Electrical Engineering)
      Generator Model Parameters Identification based on On-line measurements
    • Nov 2011
      Dissertation Committee Member
      Suratsavadee Korkua, Committee Chair: Dr. Wei-Jen Lee (Electrical Engineering)
      Wireless Health Monitoring System for Wind Turbine
    • Nov 2010
      Master's Thesis Committee Member
      Feiran Huang, Committee Chair: Dr. Wei-Jen Lee
      Optimization of a PHEV Charging Station
    • Sept 2010
      Dissertation Committee Member
      Ryan Karhi, PhD at Texas Tech University, Lubbock Texas Committee Chair: Dr. John Mankowski
      A Multi-Stage Distributed Energy Plasma Arc Railgun

Courses

      • EE 4349-002 ENGINEERING DESIGN PROJECT
        (Course Id: 111018 | Mav Course: No)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2021 Download Syllabus
      • EE 6397-033 RESEARCH IN ELEC ENGR
        (Course Id: 103078)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2021
      • EE 6697-033 RESEARCH IN ELEC ENGR
        (Course Id: 103080)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2021
      • EE 4340-001 CONCEPTS & EXERCISES ENGR PRAC
        (Course Id: 102923)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2020 Download Syllabus
      • EE 4349-002 ENGINEERING DESIGN PROJECT
        (Course Id: 111018)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2020
      • EE 6697-033 RESEARCH IN ELEC ENGR
        (Course Id: 103080)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2020
      • EE 4391-003 ADV PROB ELECTRICAL ENGR
        (Course Id: 102934)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2020
      • EE 6699-024 DISSERTATION
        (Course Id: 103081)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2020
      • EE 4349-002 ENGINEERING DESIGN PROJECT
        (Course Id: 111018 | Mav Course: No)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2020 Download Syllabus
      • EE 6697-024 RESEARCH IN ELEC ENGR
        (Course Id: 103080)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2020
      • EE 4340-001 CONCEPTS & EXERCISES ENGR PRAC
        (Course Id: 102923)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2019 Download Syllabus
      • EE 4349-002 ENGINEERING DESIGN PROJECT
        (Course Id: 111018)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2019
      • EE 5698-024 THESIS
        (Course Id: 103044)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2019
      • EE 4000-024 UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH
        (Course Id: 111931)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2019
      • EE 4328-003 CURRENT TOPICS ELECTRICAL ENGR
        (Topic: INTRODUCTION TO PULSED POWER | Course Id: 102912)
        Summer - Eleven Week - 2019
      • EE 5309-002 TOPICS IN ELECTRICAL ENGR
        (Topic: INTRODUCTION TO PULSED POWER | Course Id: 102957)
        Summer - Eleven Week - 2019
      • EE 5391-005 ADV STUDY IN ELEC ENGR
        (Course Id: 103038)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2019
      • EE 6699-024 DISSERTATION
        (Course Id: 103081)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2019
      • EE 7399-024 DOCTORAL DEGREE COMPLETION
        (Course Id: 111647)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2019
      • EE 4349-002 ENGINEERING DESIGN PROJECT
        (Course Id: 111018 | Servlearn Desc: None)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2019 Download Syllabus
      • EE 5392-001 PROJECT IN ELEC ENGR
        (Course Id: 103039)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2019
      • EE 4340-001 CONCEPTS & EXERCISES ENGR PRAC
        (Course Id: 102923 | Xlist Coursepre: 4340 | Xlist Coursenum: 002)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2018 Download Syllabus
      • EE 4340-002 CONCEPTS & EXERCISES ENGR PRAC
        (Course Id: 102923 | Xlist Coursepre: 4340 | Xlist Coursenum: 001)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2018 Download Syllabus
      • EE 6399-024 DISSERTATION
        (Course Id: 103079)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2018
      • EE 6699-024 DISSERTATION
        (Course Id: 103081)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2018
      • EE 4391-024 ADV PROB ELECTRICAL ENGR
        (Course Id: 102934)
        Summer - Eleven Week - 2018
      • EE 7399-024 DOCTORAL DEGREE COMPLETION
        (Course Id: 111647)
        Summer - Eleven Week - 2018
      • EE 6699-024 DISSERTATION
        (Course Id: 103081)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2018
      • EE 4349-002 ENGINEERING DESIGN PROJECT
        (Course Id: 111018 | Xlist Coursepre: 4349 | Xlist Coursenum: 003)
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      • EE 4349-003 ENGINEERING DESIGN PROJECT
        (Course Id: 111018 | Xlist Coursepre: 4349 | Xlist Coursenum: 002)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2018 Download Syllabus
      • EE 6397-024 RESEARCH IN ELEC ENGR
        (Course Id: 103078)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2018
      • EE 6697-024 RESEARCH IN ELEC ENGR
        (Course Id: 103080)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2018
      • EE 4340-002 CONCEPTS & EXERCISES ENGR PRAC
        (Course Id: 102923)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2017 Download Syllabus
      • EE 6399-024 DISSERTATION
        (Course Id: 103079)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2017
      • EE 6699-024 DISSERTATION
        (Course Id: 103081)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2017
      • EE 4349-002 ENGINEERING DESIGN PROJECT
        (Course Id: 111018)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2017 Download Syllabus
      • EE 6397-024 RESEARCH IN ELEC ENGR
        (Course Id: 103078)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2017
      • EE 6697-024 RESEARCH IN ELEC ENGR
        (Course Id: 103080)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2017
      • EE 4391-024 ADV PROB ELECTRICAL ENGR
        (Course Id: 102934)
        Summer - Eleven Week - 2017
      • EE 4391-026 ADV PROB ELECTRICAL ENGR
        (Course Id: 102934)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2017
      • EE 4340-002 CONCEPTS & EXERCISES ENGR PRAC
        (Course Id: 102923)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2017 Download Syllabus
      • EE 4349-002 ENGINEERING DESIGN PROJECT
        (Course Id: 111018)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2017 Download Syllabus
      • EE 6397-026 RESEARCH IN ELEC ENGR
        (Course Id: 103078)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2017
      • EE 6697-026 RESEARCH IN ELEC ENGR
        (Course Id: 103080)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2017
      • EE 4340-002 CONCEPTS & EXERCISES ENGR PRAC
        (Course Id: 102923)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2016 Download Syllabus
      • EE 4349-002 ENGINEERING DESIGN PROJECT
        (Course Id: 111018)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2016 Download Syllabus
      • EE 6397-024 RESEARCH IN ELEC ENGR
        (Course Id: 103078)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2016
      • EE 5309-001 TOPICS IN ELECTRICAL ENGR
        (Topic: INTRO TO PULSED POWER | Course Id: 102957)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2016
      • EE 5698-024 THESIS
        (Course Id: 103044)
        Summer - Eleven Week - 2016
      • EE 6699-024 DISSERTATION
        (Course Id: 103081)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2016
      • MSE 6399-050 DISSERTATION
        (Course Id: 103547)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2016
      • EE 4349-002 ENGINEERING DESIGN PROJECT
        (Course Id: 111018)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2016 Download Syllabus
      • EE 6397-024 RESEARCH IN ELEC ENGR
        (Course Id: 103078)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2016
      • EE 6697-024 RESEARCH IN ELEC ENGR
        (Course Id: 103080)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2016
      • MSE 6398-050 RESEARCH IN MSE
        (Course Id: 103546)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2016
      • MSE 5393-050 Research Project in MSE II
        (Course Id: 111989)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2016
      • EE 5698-024 THESIS
        (Course Id: 103044)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2016
      • EE 5309-001 TOPICS IN ELECTRICAL ENGR
        (Topic: EnergyStorage in DistGenSys. | Course Id: 102957)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2016
      • EE 4340-002 CONCEPTS & EXERCISES ENGR PRAC
        (Course Id: 102923)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2015 Download Syllabus
      • EE 6399-026 DISSERTATION
        (Course Id: 103079)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2015
      • EE 6699-026 DISSERTATION
        (Course Id: 103081)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2015
      • MSE 6699-050 DISSERTATION
        (Course Id: 103552)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2015
      • EE 4349-002 ENGINEERING DESIGN PROJECT
        (Course Id: 111018)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2015 Download Syllabus
      • EE 6397-026 RESEARCH IN ELEC ENGR
        (Course Id: 103078)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2015
      • EE 6697-026 RESEARCH IN ELEC ENGR
        (Course Id: 103080)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2015
      • MSE 5392-050 Research Project in MSE I
        (Course Id: 111988)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2015
      • EE 5398-026 THESIS
        (Course Id: 103040)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2015
      • EE 4391-026 ADV PROB ELECTRICAL ENGR
        (Course Id: 102934)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2015
      • EE 4340-002 CONCEPTS & EXERCISES ENGR PRAC
        (Course Id: 102923)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2015 Download Syllabus
      • EE 4349-002 ENGINEERING DESIGN PROJECT
        (Course Id: 111018)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2015 Download Syllabus
      • EE 6397-026 RESEARCH IN ELEC ENGR
        (Course Id: 103078)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2015
      • EE 6697-026 RESEARCH IN ELEC ENGR
        (Course Id: 103080)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2015
      • MSE 6698-050 RESEARCH IN MSE
        (Course Id: 103551)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2015
      • EE 4340-002 CONCEPTS & EXERCISES ENGR PRAC
        (Course Id: 102923)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2014 Download Syllabus
      • EE 7399-026 DOCTORAL DEGREE COMPLETION
        (Course Id: 111647)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2014
      • EE 4349-002 ENGINEERING DESIGN PROJECT
        (Course Id: 111018)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2014 Download Syllabus
      • EE 6397-026 RESEARCH IN ELEC ENGR
        (Course Id: 103078)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2014
      • MSE 6298-050 RESEARCH IN MSE
        (Course Id: 103540)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2014
      • EE 5698-026 THESIS
        (Course Id: 103044)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2014
      • EE 5309-003 TOPICS IN ELECTRICAL ENGR
        (Topic: PULSED POWER | Course Id: 102957)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2014 Download Syllabus
      • EE 4391-026 ADV PROB ELECTRICAL ENGR
        (Course Id: 102934)
        Summer - Eleven Week - 2014
      • EE 5391-001 ADV STUDY IN ELEC ENGR
        (Course Id: 103038)
        Summer - Eleven Week - 2014
      • EE 6699-026 DISSERTATION
        (Course Id: 103081)
        Summer - Eleven Week - 2014
      • EE 4340-002 CONCEPTS & EXERCISES ENGR PRAC
        (Course Id: 102923)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2014 Download Syllabus
      • EE 6699-026 DISSERTATION
        (Course Id: 103081)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2014
      • EE 7399-026 DOCTORAL DEGREE COMPLETION
        (Course Id: 111647)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2014
      • EE 4349-002 ENGINEERING DESIGN PROJECT
        (Course Id: 111018)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2014 Download Syllabus
      • EE 6397-026 RESEARCH IN ELEC ENGR
        (Course Id: 103078)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2014
      • EE 5698-026 THESIS
        (Course Id: 103044)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2014
      • EE 6399-026 DISSERTATION
        (Course Id: 103079)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2013
      • EE 6699-026 DISSERTATION
        (Course Id: 103081)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2013
      • EE 7399-026 DOCTORAL DEGREE COMPLETION
        (Course Id: 111647)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2013
      • EE 4349-002 ENGINEERING DESIGN PROJECT
        (Course Id: 111018)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2013 Download Syllabus
      • EE 6397-026 RESEARCH IN ELEC ENGR
        (Course Id: 103078)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2013
      • EE 6697-026 RESEARCH IN ELEC ENGR
        (Course Id: 103080)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2013
      • EE 5698-026 THESIS
        (Course Id: 103044)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2013
      • EE 5309-001 TOPICS IN ELECTRICAL ENGR
        (Topic: RENEWABLE ENERGY SOURCES | Course Id: 102957)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2013
      • EE 5309-002 TOPICS IN ELECTRICAL ENGR
        (Topic: RENEWABLE ENERGY SOURCES | Course Id: 102957)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2013 Download Syllabus
      • EE 6699-026 DISSERTATION
        (Course Id: 103081)
        Summer - Eleven Week - 2013
      • EE 4340-002 CONCEPTS & EXERCISES ENGR PRAC
        (Course Id: 102923)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2013
      • EE 6699-029 DISSERTATION
        (Course Id: 103081)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2013
      • EE 4349-002 ENGINEERING DESIGN PROJECT
        (Course Id: 111018)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2013
      • EE 6397-029 RESEARCH IN ELEC ENGR
        (Course Id: 103078)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2013
      • EE 6697-028 RESEARCH IN ELEC ENGR
        (Course Id: 103080)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2013
      • EE 5398-030 THESIS
        (Course Id: 103040)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2013
      • EE 5698-029 THESIS
        (Course Id: 103044)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2013
      • EE 4391-029 ADV PROB ELECTRICAL ENGR
        (Course Id: 102934)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2012
      • EE 4349-002 ENGINEERING DESIGN PROJECT
        (Course Id: 111018)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2012
      • EE 6397-029 RESEARCH IN ELEC ENGR
        (Course Id: 103078)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2012
      • EE 6697-029 RESEARCH IN ELEC ENGR
        (Course Id: 103080)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2012
      • EE 5398-029 THESIS
        (Course Id: 103040)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2012
      • EE 5309-004 TOPICS IN ELECTRICAL ENGR
        (Topic: INTRO TO PULSED POWER | Course Id: 102957)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2012 Download Syllabus
      • EE 4391-029 ADV PROB ELECTRICAL ENGR
        (Course Id: 102934)
        Summer - Eleven Week - 2012
      • EE 4349-002 ENGINEERING DESIGN PROJECT
        (Course Id: 111018)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2012
      • EE 6397-030 RESEARCH IN ELEC ENGR
        (Course Id: 103078)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2012
      • EE 5398-030 THESIS
        (Course Id: 103040)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2012
      • EE 4349-002 ENGINEERING DESIGN PROJECT
        (Course Id: 111018)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2011
      • EE 6399-032 DISSERTATION
        (Course Id: 103079)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2011
      • EE 5398-032 THESIS
        (Course Id: 103040)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2011
      • EE 5309-001 TOPICS IN ELECTRICAL ENGR
        (Topic: Intro to Pulsed Power | Course Id: 102957)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2011 Download Syllabus
      • EE 5309-001 TOPICS IN ELECTRICAL ENGR
        (Topic: Renewable Energy Sources | Course Id: 102957)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2010 Download Syllabus

Service to the University

    • Oct 2019 to  Present Committee Member
      Vice President for Research Search Committee
      Assist in the process of finding a new VPR for the university
    • Sept 2017 to  Present Workshop Organizer
      Innovation Day
      stablished and managed ‘Innovation Day’ which is a college wide student poster presentation day for undergraduate and graduate level students
    • Jan 2017 to  Present Committee Member
      College of Engineering Safety Committee
    • Jan 2017 to  Present Committee Member
      Electrical Engineering Undergraduate Curriculum Committee
    • Jan 2017 to  Present Committee Member
      UT Arlington BioEngineering Senior Design Advisory Committee
    • Feb 2011 to  Present Thrust Area Coordinator
      Digital and Microprocessor/Embedded Controller Systems
    • Jan 2011 to  Present Committee Chair
      PhD Diagnostic Exam Committee
    • Oct 2019 to  May 2020 Committee Member
      EE Department Chair Search Committee
      Serving on committee to identify a new Dept Chair for the EE Dept
    • Aug 2018 to  Sept 2019 Committee Member
      Associate VPR Search Committee
      Assisted in search for a new Assoc VPR
    • Oct 2010 to  Aug 2019 Faculty Advisor
      Electrical Engineering Honor Society Eta Kappa Nu (HKN)
    • Nov 2017 to  Feb 2018 Committee Member
      • Associate Vice President for Research Search Committee Member
      Search for Assoc VPR
    • Jan 2017 to  Jan 2018 Committee Member
      Responsible and Ethical Conduct of Research (RCR)
    • Jan 2017 to  Jan 2018 Committee Member
      UT Arlington College of Engineering Ad Hoc Committee on Research Foci
    • July 2017 to  Dec 2017 Committee Member
      Staff Search for College Grant Writer
    • June 2016 to  July 2016 Panel Member
      Associate Department Chair Review Panel Member
    • Jan 2016 to  May 2016 Committee Member
      College of Engineering Dean Search Committee
    • Jan 2016 to  May 2016 Committee Member
      Faculty Search Committee

Service to the Profession

    • Oct 2016 to  Present
      Senior Guest Editor
      IEEE Transactions on Plasma Science
      Guest editor of a special issue of the TPS
    • Jan 2016 to  Present
      Conference Chair
      2021 IEEE International Pulsed Power Conference (PPC)
      Named Conference Chair of the 2021 IEEE International Pulsed Power Conference (PPC) – Site of Denver Colorado selected
    • 2016 to  Present
      Committee Member
      IEEE Nuclear and Plasma Sciences Society (NPSS) Conferences Committee
    • Jan 2014 to  Present
      Reviewer, Grant Proposal
      Maryland Industrial Partnerships Program (MIPS)
    • 2014 to  Present
      Committee Member
      Naval Surface Warfare at Dahlgren’s (NSWCs) Pulsed Current Transfer Working Group
    • Jan 2012 to  Present
      Technical Proposal Reviewer
      Oak Ridge Associated Universities (Nazarbayev University Review – Round 3)
    • Jan 2020 to  Dec 2021
      Committee Chair
      IEEE Pulsed Power Science and Technology Committee
    • Dec 2019 to  Oct 2020
      Committee Member
      Member of the International Ship Control Systems Symposium (iSCSS) Technical Subcommittee of INEC Technical Advisory Committee, October 6 – 8, 2020, Delft, The Netherlands.
    • Jan 2018 to  Dec 2019
      Officer, Other Officer
      IEEE Pulsed Power Science and Technology Committee
    • Feb 2019 to  Oct 2019
      Editor, Conference Proceedings
      10th ONR Hypervelocity Gun Weapon System Workshop
    • Jan 2019 to  Aug 2019
      Committee Member
      2019 Pacific Symposium on Pulsed Power and Applications
    • June 2017 to  June 2019
      Conference Secretary
      2019 IEEE International Pulsed Power and Plasma Sciences (PPPS) Conference
    • Jan 2012 to  Dec 2018
      Member
      IEEE Pulsed Power Science and Technology Committee
    • Oct 2018 to  Oct 2018
      Member (Glasgow, U.K.,
      Internal Ship Control Systems Symposium (iSCSS) Technical Subcommittee of INEC Technical Advisory Committee
    • Jan 2018 to  Sept 2018
      Editor, Conference Proceedings
      Editor for the 9th annual classified Hypervelocity Gun Weapon System Workshop
    • July 2018 to  July 2018
      Technical Co-Chair and Session Chair (Saint-Louis, France,
      19th IEEE Electromagnetic Launch Symposium
    • Jan 2017 to  Jan 2018
      Technical Area Coordinator (Denver, Colorado ,
      Technical Area 7 Pulsed Power of the 2018 International Conference on Plasma Science
    • May 2014 to  Dec 2017
      Officer, Secretary
      IEEE Pulsed Power Science and Technology Committee
    • Jan 2017 to  Sept 2017
      Editor, Conference Proceedings
      8th ONR Hypervelocity Gun Weapon System Workshop
    • Sept 2017 to  Sept 2017
      Chief Editor Laurel, Maryland,
      7th annual classified Hypervelocity Gun Weapon System Workshop
    • Aug 2017 to  Aug 2017
      Paper Reviewer (Arlington , Virginia ,
      2017 IEEE Electric Ship Technology Symposium (ESTS)
    • Aug 2017 to  Aug 2017
      Technical Committee Member (Waikoloa, Hawaii,
      2017 Pacific Symposium on Pulsed Power and Applications
    • Aug 2017 to  Aug 2017
      Session Chair (Waikoloa, Hawaii,
      'Compact Pulsed Power I Session' at the 2017 Pacific Symposium on Pulsed Power and Applications
    • Jan 2017 to  Jan 2017
      Technical Area Coordinator (Brighton, U.K.,
      High Power Electronics Technical Area of the 2017 IEEE International Pulsed Power Conference
    • 2016 to  2016
      Paper Reviewer
      DCAS Meeting
    • 2015 to  2016
      Guest Editor
      IEEE Transactions on Plasma Science (TPS)
      October 2016 Issue
    • Sept 2016 to  Sept 2016
      Publications Editor (Laurel, Maryland,
      6th Hypervelocity Gun Weapon Systems Workshop
    • July 2016 to  July 2016
      Technical Program Committee Member (San Francisco, California,
      2016 IEEE Power Modulator Symposium (PMOD)
    • July 2016 to  July 2016
      Technical Program Committee Member
      IEEE Power Modulator Symposium (PMOD)
    • Feb 2016 to  Feb 2016
      Chairperson
      Microgrids and Energy Storage: You Can’t Have One Without The Other: A JCESR Symposium
    • May 2013 to  June 2015
      Technical Co-Chair
      20th IEEE International Pulsed Power Conference
    • 2014 to  2014
      Reviewer
      Oak Ridge Associated Universities Ralph Powe Award
    • 2013 to  2014
      Guest Editor
      IEEE Transactions on Plasma Science (TPS)
      October 2016 Issue
    • May 2014 to  Aug 2014
      Summer Faculty Fellow
      Technology Management Training (TMT) Group, Inc.,
      • Through TMT Inc., I worked as an Office of Naval Research (ONR) Faculty Summer Fellow at the Naval Surface Warfare Center, Carderock Division-Ship Systems Engineering Station in (NSWC CD-SSES), Philadelphia, Pennsylvania • During the summer of 2014, I worked within the Energy Storage Research Group at NSWC CD-SSES, researching new electrochemical energy storage technologies and power electronic system architectures for use aboard future naval ship platforms
    • June 2014 to  June 2014
      Dielectrics, Insulation, and Breakdown Session Organizer (Santa Fe, New Mexico,
      IEEE Power Modulator Symposium (PMOD)
    • June 2014 to  June 2014
      Technical Program Committee Member (Santa Fe, New Mexico ,
      IEEE Power Modulator Symposium (PMOD)
    • May 2013 to  May 2014
      Assistant Recording Secretary
      IEEE Pulsed Power Science and Technology Committee
    • Mar 2014 to  Mar 2014
      Technical Paper Reviewer
      2014 Applied Power Electronics Conference and Exposition (APEC)
    • June 2013 to  June 2013
      Pulsed Power Diagnostics Session Organizer and Chair
      2013 IEEE International Pulsed Power Conference
    • 2011 to  May 2013
      Social Media Chair
      IEEE Pulsed Power Science and Technology Committee
      Array
    • May 2013 to  May 2013
      Technical Co-Chair and Session Chair
      17th IEEE Electromagnetic Launch Symposium
    • Jan 2012 to  Jan 2013
      Guest Editor
      IEEE Transactions on Dielectrics and Electrical Insulation (TDEI)
    • Jan 2012 to  Jan 2013
      Review Panel Member
      University of Missouri at Columbia’s $2,000,000 Electromagnetic Launch Congressional Earmark Program
      University of Missouri at Columbia’s $2,000,000 Electromagnetic Launch Congressional Earmark Program
    • Oct 2012 to  Oct 2012
      Session ChairHonolulu, Hawaii. ,
      222nd Electrochemical Societies PRIME meeting
      "Lithium-Ion Batteries: Operational Methodologies" oral session
    • June 2012 to  June 2012
      Session Chair (San Diego, California,
      2012 IEEE Power Modulator Symposium (PMOD)
    • June 2012 to  June 2012
      Committee Member (San Diego, California, United States)
      IEEE Power Modulator Symposium (PMOD) Technical Program Committee
    • May 2012 to  May 2012
      Committee Member (Yantai, China)
      2012 International Conference on Systems and Informatics (ICSAI) Program Committee
    • Feb 2012 to  Feb 2012
      Session Chair (Orlando, Florida,
      2012 Applied Power Electronics Conference and Exposition (APEC)
      Rectifier & Inverter: Modeling & Control Oral Session
    • Mar 2011 to  Mar 2011
      Session Chair (Fort Worth, Texas,
      2011 Applied Power Electronics Conference and Exposition (APEC)
      Active Power Filter & Power Quality Oral Session
    • June 2009 to  July 2009
      Session Chair Washington D.C,
      17th IEEE International Pulsed Power Conference (PPC)
      Electromagnetic Launchers Oral Session
    • Jan 2003 to  May 2006
      Graduate Research Assistant
      Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, Center for Pulsed Power and Power Electronics
      I worked in the laboratory as a graduate research assistant while working towards my masters and Ph.D. degrees. My thesis and dissertation research, which was funded by Sandia National Laboratories, focused on developing a better understanding of the processes that lead to the dielectric breakdown of water and on developing ways to increase water’s dielectric strength in pulsed, high-voltage systems. The research involved working with and maintaining a 15 kJ Marx Generator. I also performed research in other areas of pulsed power. A few of those included an investigation into the effect of using pulsed electric fields to sterilize liquid media, the design and testing of a multistage distributed feed solid armature railgun, and the optimization of a small 100 W Hall effect thruster. Additionally, I often assisted my research advisor in the classroom by teaching various lessons to his undergraduate electric circuits and electromagnetic fields classes.

Service to the Community

Service to the Community

    • Aug 2016 to  Present
      Guest Lecturer (Haltom City, Texas,
      North Oaks Middle School (Birdville Independent School District)
      at North Oaks Middle School, Birdville Independent School District, teaching 8th graders about STEM
    • Past to  May 2014
      Presenter (Irving, Texas,
      Stipes Elementary (Irving Independent School District)
      Presenter at the Stipes Elementary (Irving Independent School District) Science, Engineering, Technology, Art, and Mathematics (STEAM) Day