Postelle Professor and Department Head
J. Wesley 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.
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
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
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
Niknam S.A., Kobza J., Hines J.W., “Techniques of trend analysis in degradation-based prognostics,” International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology, 88(9-12):2429-2441, 01 Feb 2017.
Lish, M.R., B.R. Upadhyaya, J.W. Hines, “Development of I2S-LWR instrumentation systems,” Annals of Nuclear Energy, 100 (2017) 23–30.
Coble, J., R. Tarver, and J. W. Hines, “Calorimetric Analysis to Infer Primary Circuit Flow in Integral and Pool-Type Reactors,” IEEE Transactions on Nuclear Science, Vol. 64, No. 2, February 2017.
Upadhyaya, B.R, C. Mehta, V.B. Lollar, J.W Hines, D. Bayram, “Monitoring Pump Parameters in Small Modular Reactors Using Motor Signatures," ASME J of Nuclear Rad Sci, 3(1), 2016.
Niknam, S.A., J.W. Hines, and J.E. Kobza, "Techniques of Trend Analysis for Uncertainty Considerations in Degradation-based Prognostics," International Journal of Prognostics and Health Management, 4 (SPECIAL ISSUE 2), 2015.
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.