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J. Wes Hines

J. Wesley Hines

Postelle Professor and Department Head


Research

Dr. Hines teaches and conducts research in artificial intelligence and advanced statistical techniques applied to process diagnostics, condition based maintenance, and prognostics; and has made notable accomplishments in the invention and development of reliability enhancing condition monitoring technologies.


Education

PhD, Nuclear Engineering, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, 1994
Dissertation Title: “A Hybrid Approach to Fault Detection and Isolation Merging
Analytical Redundancy and Neural Network Techniques”
Dissertation Advisor: Don W. Miller

MS, Nuclear Engineering, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, 1992
Advisor: Don W. Miller

MBA (with honors), The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, 1992

Naval Nuclear Power School (with distinction), Orlando, Florida, 1986

BS, Electrical Engineering (summa cum laude), Ohio University, Athens, Ohio, 1985

 


Professional Experience

2012-present    Nuclear Engineering Department Head, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville.
2010-2011    Interim Vice Chancellor for Research and Engagement, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville.
2008-2009    Interim Associate Dean for Research and Technology, College of Engineering, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville.
2005-present    Professor of Nuclear Engineering, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville.
2000-2005    Associate Professor of Nuclear Engineering, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville.
1998-2000    Research Associate Professor, Nuclear Engineering, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville.
1995-1998    Research Assistant Professor, Nuclear Engineering, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville.
1985-1990    U.S. Naval Officer, Naval Nuclear Submarines
1988-1990    Force Assistant Nuclear Controls Officer
1987–1988    Electrical and Interior Communications Officer


Professional Service

Nuclear Energy Institute (NEI), Board of Directors, 2015 - present

Nuclear Engineering Department’s Head Organization, Chair, 2014-2015.

American Nuclear Society, Human Factors, Instrumentation and Controls Division, Executive Committee, 2009-present.

University Nuclear Energy University Programs (NEUP) Executive Committee, 2009-2015.

Prognostics and Health Management Society, Board of Directors, 2009-present.

Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Nuclear Science and Engineering Directorate, Advisory Board, 2011 - present.

University of New Mexico, Nuclear Engineering Advisory Board Member, 2015-present.

Texas A&M, Nuclear Engineering Advisory Board Member, 2014-present.

Pennsylvania State University, College of Engineering, Industrial and Professional Advisory Council (IPAC), 2014-present.

North Carolina State University, Nuclear Engineering Advisor y Board Member, 2016- present.


Awards and Recognitions

2015 Fellow, American Nuclear Society

2015 Fellow, International Society of Engineering Asset Management

2015 Southeastern Conference SEC Faculty Achievement Award, University of Tennessee.

2014 American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) Nuclear Engineering Division, Glenn Murphy Distinguished Nuclear Engineering Educator Award.

2009 University of Tennessee, College of Engineering, Research Fellow Award

2008 Faculty Associate of the Howard Baker Center for Public Policy

2008 American Association of Physicists in Medicine, Southeast Chapter, Best Therapy Paper Award

2007 University of Tennessee, Chancellor's Research and Creative Achievement Award

2006 Distinguished Alumni, College of Engineering, The Ohio State University

2006 Distinguished Alumni, Mechanical Engineering Department, The Ohio State University

2006 University of Tennessee, College of Engineering, Research Fellow Award


Publications

Coble, JB, P Ramuhalli, LJ Bond, JW Hines, and BR Upadhyaya. 2015. “A Review of Prognostics and Health Management Applications in Nuclear Power Plants,” International Journal of Prognostics and Health Management: Vol 6(Special Issue Nuclear Energy PHM)

Barbieri, F., J.W. Hines, M. Sharp, and M. Venturini, “Sensor-Based Degradation Prediction and Prognostics for Remaining Useful Life Estimation – Validation on Experimental Data of Electric Motors”, International Journal of Prognostics and Health Management (IJPHM) (Special Issue on Nuclear Energy PHM), Vol 6, 2015.

Welz, J., A Nam, M. Sharp, J.W. Hines, B. Upadhyaya, “Improved Heat Exchanger Lifecycle Prognostic Methods for Enhanced Light Water Reactor Sustainability, International Journal of Prognostics and Health Management (IJPHM) (Special Issue on Nuclear Energy PHM), Vol 6, 2015.

Upadhyaya, B.R., M.R. Lish, J.W. Hines, and R.A.Tarver, “Instrumentation and Control Strategies for an Integral Pressurized Water Reactor”, Nuclear Engineering and Technology, Volume 47, Issue 2, March 2015, Pages 148-156.

Perillo, S.R.P., B.R. Upadhyaya, and J.W. Hines, “Faulty measurement substitution and control reconfiguration by using a multivariate flow control loop,” ISA Transactions, Vol. 53, pp. 568-577, February 2014.

Coble, J.B. and J.W Hines, 2013. “Identifying Suitable Degradation Parameters for Individual-Based. Prognostics.”  In S. Kadry (Ed.), Diagnostics and Prognostics of Engineering Systems: Methods and Techniques. Pp 135-150. Hershey, PA: IGI Global.

Sharp, ME, JB Coble, A Nam, JW Hines, BR Upadhyaya. 2014. “Lifecycle Prognostics: Transitioning Between Information Types,” Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part O: Journal of Risk and Reliability. November, 2014.

Coble JB, JW Hines. 2014. “Incorporating Prior Belief in the General Path Model: A comparison of information sources,” Nuclear Engineering and Technology. 46 (6): 1-10.

Upadhyaya, B.R., C. Mehta, V.B. Lollar, and J.W. Hines, “Remote Monitoring of Equipment in Small Modular Reactors,” Chemical Engineering Transactions, AIDIC, Italy, Vol. 33, pp. 841-846, 2013.

Nam, A., M. Sharp, J.W. Hines, and B.R. Upadhyaya, “Lifecycle Prognostic Algorithm Development and Application to Test Beds,” Chemical Engineering Transactions, AIDIC, Italy, Vol. 33, pp. 901-906, 2013.

Niknam, S.A. , T. Thomas, J.W. Hines, and R. Sawhney "Analysis of Acoustic Emission Data for Bearings Subject to Unbalance", International Journal of the Prognostic and Health Management Society, Special Issue Wind Turbine PHM, Vol. 4, No. 15, 2013.

 

J. Wes Hines

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