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Matthew Halstead

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Nuclear Engineer
  • B.S., Nuclear Engineering
    2007, The Pennsylvania State University
  • B.S, Mechanical Engineering
    2007, The Pennsylvania State University
  • M.S., Nuclear Engineering
    2011, Air Force Institute of Technology
  • Ph.D., Nuclear Engineering
    2014, Air Force Institute of Technology

Motivated, energetic nuclear engineer and radiation effects in electronics physicist with a passion for team-driven, empathetic leadership. Experienced with experimental and simulation-based scientific research and strong interpersonal skills. Lifelong desire to continue learning and expand worldview. Demonstrated leadership by building OSD-level working group from the ground up to assess U.S. Rad. T&E infrastructure as directed by the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Nuclear Matters. Now, I manage a small team of engineers as the Section Supervisor for the Radiation Analysis & Testing section in the Space Environments Group.

Notable Awards and Leadership

Year(s) Description
2009-2014 SMART Scholarship awardee
2018-Present Hardened Electronics And Radiation Technologies (HEART) Society 2019-Present: Steering Committee member-at-large 2019-Present: HEART Conference Proceedings Guest Editor

Scholarly Publications

Low-Energy Electron Irradiation of NAND Flash Memories

IEEE Transactions on Nuclear Science, 2017
Matthew J. Gadlage, Austin H. Roach, Jesse M. Labello, Matthew R. Halstead, Matthew J. Kay, Adam R. Duncan, James D. Ingalls, Dobrin P. Bossev, James P. Rogers, (2017), Low-Energy Electron Irradiation of NAND Flash Memories, IEEE Transactions on Nuclear Science, 64, 1, 212--217, https://doi.org/10.1109/tns.2016.2625698

Alpha-particle and neutron-induced single-event transient measurements in subthreshold circuits

IEEE International Reliability Physics Symposium Proceedings, 2016
M.J. Gadlage, A.H. Roach, A.R. Duncan, M.R. Halstead, M.J. Kay, P. Gadfort, J.R. Alhbin, S. Stansberry, (2016), Alpha-particle and neutron-induced single-event transient measurements in subthreshold circuits, IEEE International Reliability Physics Symposium Proceedings, 2016-September, SE11-SE16

Investigating Time and Spectral Dependence in Neutron Radiation Environments for Semiconductor Damage Studies

2014
Halstead, M.~R., (2014), Investigating Time and Spectral Dependence in Neutron Radiation Environments for Semiconductor Damage Studies

Evaluation of the Neutron Energy Spectrum Produced at the Neutron Radiation Effects Beam Line Utilizing a Computational Monte Carlo Approach

Hardened Electronics and Radiation Technologies Conference, 2013
A.A. Bickley, M.R. Halstead, J.W. McClory, S. Lee, P. Sokol, J.C. Petrosky, "Evaluation of the Neutron Energy Spectrum Produced at the Neutron Radiation Effects Beam Line Utilizing a Computational Monte Carlo Approach", Journal of Radiation Effects, Research and Engineering, vol. 31, no. 1, pp. 23-27, July 2013.

Neutron Flux Spectrum Characterization of a Compact, Accelerator-Driven Neutron Source at Indiana University

Hardened Electronics and Radiation Technologies Conference, 2013
M. R. Halstead, S. Lee, J. Petrosky, A. Bickley, J. W. McClory, S. Clark, P. Sokol, "Neutron Flux Spectrum Characterization of a Compact, Accelerator-Driven Neutron Source at Indiana University", Journal of Radiation Effects, Research and Engineering, vol. 31, no. 1, pp. 117-123, July 2013.

Neutron energy spectrum characterization on TMR-1 at the Indiana University neutron source

Physics Procedia, 2012
Matthew R. Halstead, Sangjin Lee, James Petrosky, Abigail Bickley, Paul Sokol, (2012), Neutron energy spectrum characterization on TMR-1 at the Indiana University neutron source, Physics Procedia, 26, 188--195, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.phpro.2012.03.024

Characterization of the Energy Spectrum at the Indiana University Neutron Source

Air Force Institute of Technology, 2011
Halstead, Matthew R. Characterization of the Energy Spectrum at the Indiana University Neutron Source. No. AFIT/GNE/ENP/11-M08. AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING AND MANAGEMENT, 2011.