Dr. Darren E. Holland

Assistant Research Professor of Nuclear Engineering

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Dr. Darren Holland is a Research Assistant Professor of Nuclear Engineering in the Department of Engineering Physics of the Air Force Institute of Technology (AFIT).  He received three U.S. Air Force Research Lab Summer Faculty Fellowships (2016-2018), which allowed him to pursue research designing, optimizing, and testing a rotating scatter mask for radiation detection.

 Dr. Holland first worked at AFIT as a summer intern from 2005-2006, where he began his journey into optimization and radiation transport.  In 2006, Dr. Holland received his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Cedarville University.  He followed this up with a M.S. (2008) and Ph.D. (2012) in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Michigan.  His GE-funded, graduate work focused on identifying bladed disk properties using vibratory responses.  After graduating, Dr. Holland taught various mechanical engineering courses to undergraduate students at Trine University (2012-2013) and Cedarville University (2013-2018).  During this time, his senior design students designed, analyzed, and improved appropriate technology applications, personal defense weapon designs, and aerodynamic car designs.  In August 2018, Dr. Holland joined the AFIT faculty, where his research focused on optimizing radiation transport in complex geometries. Currentlyhe is developing models and simulations to analyze radiative and thermal effects in space.

Education

 Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, 2012

 M.S., Mechanical Engineering, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, 2008

 B.S., Mechanical Engineering, Cedarville University, Cedarville, Ohio, 2006

Awards

 

Academic

AETC Nuclear Deterrence Operations Professional Team of the Year Award (2019)

Publications

 Articles in Refereed Journals  (* denotes student)

[1] Olesen R., O’Day B., Holland D., Burggraf L., and Bevins J., 2020. “Characterization of novel rotating scatter mask designs for gamma direction identification”. Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment. 954, pp. 161232. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.nima.2018.09.067

[2] Logan, J., Holland, D., Burggraf, L., Clinton, J., O’Day, B. 2019. “Monte Carlo and Experimental Analysis of a Novel Directional Rotating Scatter Mask Gamma Detection System.” Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment. 947, pp. 162698. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.nima.2019.162698

[3] Holland, D. E., Bevins, J. E., Burggraf, L. W., and O’Day, B. E., 2018. ”Rotating scatter mask optimization for gamma source direction identification”. Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment, 901, pp. 104-111. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.nima.2018.05.037

 [4] Holland, D. and Epureanu, B., 2013. “A component damping identification method for mistuned blisks”.  Mechanical Systems and Signal Processing. 41 (1-2), pp. 598-612. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ymssp.2013.07.003

 [5] Holland, D. and Epureanu, B., 2012. “Hybrid modal damping identification for bladed disks and blisks”.  Journal of Vibration and Control. 20 (1), pp. 51-65. <http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1077546312461028>

 [6] Holland, D., Rodgers, J., and Epureanu, B., 2012. “Measurement point selection and modal damping identification for bladed disks”. Mechanical Systems and Signal Processing, 33, pp. 97-108.

 [7] Holland, D. E., Epureanu, B. I., and Filippi, S., 2012. “Structural damping identification for mistuned bladed disks and blisks”. Journal of Vibration and Acoustics, 134 (2), pp. 1-3.

 [8] Holland, D. E., Castanier, M. P., Ceccio, S. L., Epureanu, B. I., and Filippi, S., 2010. “Testing and calibration procedures for mistuning identification and traveling wave excitation of blisks”. Journal of Engineering for Gas Turbines and Power, 132 (4), p. 042502. http://link.aip.org/link/?GTP/132/042502/1

 

 Articles in Refereed Conference Proceedings (* denotes student)

[1] D. E. Holland, J. E. Bevins, L. W. Burggraf, and B. E. ODay, “Rotating scatter mask optimization for gamma source direction identification,” presented at the 2018 Symposium on Radiation Measurement and Analysis in Ann Arbor, MI on 12 June 2018.

[2] R. J. Olesen*, B. O. Day, D. Holland, L. Burggraf, and J. Bevins, “Characterization of Rotating Scatter Mask Designs for Novel Applications in Photon Detection,” presented at the 2018 Symposium on Radiation Measurement and Analysis in Ann Arbor, MI on 12 June 2018.

 [3] Holland, D., Rodgers, J., and Epureanu, B., 2011. "Measurement Point Selection and Modal Damping Identification for Bladed Disks". AIAA/ASME/ASCE/AHS/ASC Structures, Structural Dynamics, and Materials Conference, AIAA.

 [4] Holland, D., Epureanu, B., and Filippi, S., 2010. “Damping identification for mistuned blisks”. In Proceedings of the ASME 2010 IDETC/CIE Conference, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, pp. 1–12. DETC2010-28532.

 [5] Holland, D., Filippi, S., Castanier, M., Ceccio, S., and Epureanu, B., 2009. “Testing and calibration procedures for mistuning identification and traveling wave excitation of blisks”. In Proceedings of the ASME Turbo Expo, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, pp. 1–13.

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