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Mechanical Engineering

Martin E. Nelson

Professor
Mechanical Engineering Department
United States Naval Academy
590 Holloway Road
Annapolis, MD 21402-5042
(410) 293-6427
Fax (410) 293-3041
nelson@usna.edu

Education:
     University of Virginia, (1968-1972)
     Department of Nuclear Engineering
     Doctor of Philosophy, Nuclear Engineering
     Dissertation "Non-Boiling Forced Convection Heat Transfer"

     University of Virginia, (1966 - 1968)
     Masters of Science, Nuclear Engineering

     University of Wisconsin, (1962-1966)
     Bachelors of Science, Applied Math and Engineering Physics

Research Areas:
Nuclear Science and Engineering
Radiation Measurement and Detection
Health Physics

Professional Experience:
Faculty, U.S. Naval Academy (1971 - Present)
Senior Associate, Trident Engineering, (1976 - 1992)
Adjunct Professor, Univ. of Maryland, (1990 - 2000)

Awards:
Civil Service Meritorious and Superior Award, 1992, 2006
Departmental Research Excellence Award Nominee, 7 times, 1989-2006
USNA Honorable Mention Research Excellence Award, 3 times

Recent Journal Publications:

  • "Asymmetric SEU in SOI Drams", IEEE Transactions of Nuclear Science, vol. 52, no. 6, pp 2481-2486, December 2005
  • "Terrestrial Thermal Neutrons", IEEE Transactions of Nuclear Science, vol. 50, no. 6, pp 2060-2064, December 2003
  • "14 MeV Neutron and Co-60 Gamma Testing of Power MOSFET Devices", IEEE Transactions of Nuclear Science, vol. 50, no.6, pp 2030-2037, December, 2003.
  • "Cosmic Ray Induced Soft Error Rates of Commercial 16 Mb and 64 Mb DRAMS At Aircraft Altitude", Journal of Radiation Effects, vol. 19-1, 2001.

Book Chapter:

  • "Investigation into the Feasibility of Highly Enriched Uranium Detection by External Neutron Stimulation", DTRA-TR-03-37, May, 2006.
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