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Ken Shultis     (Schedule)

Professor

Education:

      Ph.D., Nuclear Science and Engineering

 

      University of Michigan, 1968



MS Nuclear Science and Engineering
University of Michigan, 1965

B.A.Sc, Engineering Physics
University of Toronto, 1964

Research and Scholarship Areas:

    Monte Carlo Detector Analysis, Inverse Problems, Remote Sensing, Transport Theory and Radiative Transfer, Risk Analysis, Radiation Protection and Shielding, Numerical Analysis, Radiological Assessment, Utility Power Analysis

Recently Funded Projects:

  • DOD, Defense Threat Reductions Agency (DTRA) "Micro-Structured Neutron Detectors for Mass Production and Deployment," PI Mcgregor, Co-PI Shultis; 2007-2011.
  • U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, "Establishment of a Nuclear Engineering Faculty Development and Assistance Program at Kansas State University," PIs Dunn, Shultis, Abdou, 7/1/10--6/30/13.
  • U.S. Dept. of Energy, "Electro-Optic Laser-Sampled Neutron Detector," Nuclear Engineering Education Research (NEER), PI Shultis Co-PI McGregor, 05/30/04--05/30/09.
  • U.S. Marine Corps Systems Command (through M2 Technologies), "Standoff Bomb Detection Research," PI W.L. Dunn; Senior Personnel J.K. Shultis and D.S. McGregor, 9/20/08--3/31/10.
  • Alion Science and Technology, "Development of Radiation Detector Models in Support of Alion's Sensor Virtual Prototyping Environment," PI Shultis, 8/31/09--12/17/09.
  • DOD, Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA), "Perforated Neutron Detectors," PI McGregor; Co-PIs Shultis and Dunn, 03/31/06--12/31/08.
  • DOD, Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA), "Perforated Neutron Detectors and New Materials Development," PI McGregor; Co-PIs Shultis and Singh, 03/31/06--12/31/08.
  • National Science Foundation, IMR-MIP: High-Efficiency and High-Spatial-Resolution Thermal Neutron Imaging Systems for the Spallation Neutron Source Using pixellated Semiconductor Neutron Detectors, Co-Principal Investigator, 2004-2007.
  • U.S. Dept. of Energy (NEER), Electro-Optic Laser-Sampled neutron Detector, Principal Investigator, 2004-2007.
  • U.S. Dept. of Energy (NERI), Near-Core and In-Core neutron Radiation Monitors for Real-Time Neutron Flux Monitoring and Reactor Power Level Measurements, Co-principal investigator, 2002-2005.
  • U.S. Dept. of Energy (NEER), Experimental Investigation of the Effects of Coolant on Subcooled Boiling and Crud Deposition at Prototypical PWR Operating Conditions, Co-principal investigator 2001-2004.
  • National Science Foundation, Acquisition of Upgraded High Performance Multiprocessors for Computational Research in Science and Engineering, Co-principal investigator,  1997-2000.
  • Great Plains-Rocky Mountain Hazardous Substance Research Center, Application of PGNAA Remote Sensing Methods to Real-Time, Non-Intrusive, Determination of Contaminant Profiles in Soils, Co-principal investigator,  1995-97.
  • National Science Foundation, Acquisition of a High-End/Visualization Computing Facility, Co-principal investigator, 1994-97.
  • Sandia National Laboratory, Development of Extended Gamma Skyshine Line-Beam Response Functions, 1991-93.

Books:

  • W.L. Dunn and J.K. Shultis, Exploring Monte Carlo Methods, ISBN 978-0-444-5175-9, Elsevier, Academic Press, Burlington, MA, 2012.
  • J.K. Shultis and R.E. Faw, Fundamentals of Nuclear Science and Engineering, 2nd ed., ISBN 1-4200-5135-0, CRC Press Boca Raton, FL, 2008.
  • J.K. Shultis and R.E. Faw, Radiation Shielding, ISBN 0-89448-456-7, American Nuclear Society, La Grange Park, IL, 2000.
  • J.K. Shultis, LaTeX Notes, ISBN 0-13-120973-6, Prentice Hall, New York, 1994; (in Japanese, ISBN 4-931356-06-0, Prentice Hall, Tokyo; in German, ISBN 3-930436-25-6, Prentice Hall, Munchen).
  • R.E. Faw and J.K. Shultis, Radiological Assessment: Sources and Exposures, ISBN 0-13-751132-9, Prentice-Hall, New York, 1992. Republished as ISBN 0-89448-455-9, American Nuclear Society, La Grange Park, IL, 1999.
  • A.B. Chilton, J.K. Shultis and R.E. Faw, Principles of Radiation Shielding, ISBN 0-13-709907-X, Prentice Hall, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, 1984.

 

Selected Publications: (copies/abstracts available on personal web pages)

  • D.S. McGregor and J.K. Shultis, "Reporting Detection Efficieny for Semiconductor Neutron Detectors: a Need for a Standard," Nuclear Instrument and Methods A, A632, 167-174, 2011.
  • J.K. Shultis and R.E. Faw, ``Radiation Shielding and Radiological Protection," in Handbook of Nuclear Engineering, D.G. Caccuci (ed.), Vol. 2, Chapter 11, 135 pp, Sprimger, New York, 2011.
  • C.J. Solomon, A. Sood, T.E. Booth, and J.K. Shultis, "Deterministic Cost Optimization of Monte Carlo Weight-Windows Variance Reduction Parameters, Trans. Am. Nucl. Soc., ANS Winter Meeting Oct. 30-Nov. 3, 2011.
  • J.K. Shultis and R.E. Faw, A Primer for MCNP5, revised 2001. Available through the web at www.mne.ksu.edu/~jks/papers.htm
  • C.M. Henderson, Q.M. Jahan, W.L. Dunn, J.K. Shultis and D.S. McGregor, "Characterization of Prototype Perforated Semiconductor Neutron Detectors," Radiation Physics and Chemistry, 79, 144-150, 2010.
  • C.J. Solomon, J.K. Shultis, and D.S. McGregor, "Reduced Efficiency Variation in Perforated Neutron Detectors with Sinusoidal Trench Design," Nuclear Instruments and Methods, A618, 260-265, 2010.
  • W.L. Dunn and J.K. Shultis, "Monte Carlo Methods for Design and Analysis of Radiation Detectors," Radiation Physics and Chemistry, 78, 852-858, 2009.
  • D.S. McGregor, S. Belinger, D. Bruno, W.L. Dunn, W.J. McNeil, E. Patterson, B.B. Rice, J.K. Shultis, C.J. Solomon, and T. Unruh "Perforated Diode Neutron Detector Modules Fabricated from High Purity Silicon," Radiation Physics and Chemistry, 78, 874-881, 2009.
  • D.S. McGregor, W.J. McNeil, S.L. Bellinger, T.C. Unruh, and J.K. Shultis, "Microstructured Semiconductor Neutron Detectors," Nuclear Instruments and Methods, A608, 125-131, 2009.
  • C.M. Henderson, Q.M. Jahan, W.L. Dunn, J.K. Shultis and D.S. McGregor, "Characterization of Prototype Perforated Semiconductor Neutron Detectors," Radiation Physics and Chemistry, 79, 144-150, 2010.
  • C.J. Solomon, J.K. Shultis, and D.S. McGregor, ``Reduced Efficiency Variation in Perforated Neutron Detectors with Sinusoidal Trench Design," Nuclear Instruments and Methods, A618, 260-265, 2010.
  • J.K. Shultis and D.S. McGregor, "Design and Performance Considerations for Perforated Semiconductor Thermal-Neutron Detectors," Nuclear Instruments and Methods, A606, 608-636, 2009.
  • J.K. Shultis and D.S. McGregor, "Designs for Micro-Structured Semiconductor Neutron Detectors," Proc. SPIE, Vol. 7079, 2008.
  • A.S.M. Sabbir Ahmed, J.K. Shultis and D.S. McGregor, "Response Functions for Calculating Density Profiles in Fuel Rods Using In-Core Neutron Detectors," Prog.\ In Nucl.\ Energy, 49, 385-396, 2007.
  • R.C. Brockhoff and J.K. Shultis, "A New Approximation for the Neutron Albedo," Nuclear Science and Engineering, 155, 1-17, 2007.
  • L.F. Ohmes, D. S. McGregor, J. K. Shultis, A.S.M.S. Ahmed, R. Ortiz, R.W. Olsen, "Recent Results and Fabrication of Micro-Pocket Fission Detectors (MPFD)," Proc. SPIE, Vol. 6319, 1P1-1P9, 2006.
  • J.K. Shultis and D.S. McGregor, "Efficiencies of Coated and Perforated Semiconductor Neutron Detectors," IEEE Trans. Nuclear Science, NS-53, 1659-1665, 2006.
  • D.S McGregor, A. Kargar, W.J. McNeil, M.F. Ohmes, B. Rice, J.K. Shultis, T. Unruh, "Detector Development in the Kansas State University SMART Laboratory," Proceedings of the ANS Topical Meeting, Albuquerque, NM, Nov. 12-16, 2006.
  • M. F. Ohmes, A. S. M. S. Ahmed, R. E. Ortiz, J. K. Shultis, D. S. McGregor, "Micro-Pocket Fission Detector (MPFD) Performance Characteristics," IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium, San Diego, CA, Oct. 29-Nov. 3, 2006.
  • R.C. Brockhoff and J.K. Shultis, "A New Approximation for the Neutron Albedo," Nuclear Science and Engineering, 155, 1-17, 2007.
  • J.K. Shultis and R.E. Faw, "Radiation Shielding Technology," invited review paper on radiation shielding to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Health Physics Society, Health Physics, 88(4), 297-322, 2005.
  • J. Kenneth Shultis, "Determining Axial Fuel-Rod Power Density Profiles from In-Core Neutron Flux Measurements," Nucear Instruments and Methods, 547A, 663-678, 2005.
  • J.K. Shultis and D.S. McGregor, "Efficiencies of Coated and Performated Semiconductor Detectors, IEEE Transanctions of Nuclear Science53(3), 1659-1665, 2006.
  • D.S. McGregor and J.K. Shultis, "A Reply to a 'Comment' by S. Hallbeck et al.," Nuclear Instruments and Methods, A536, 232-234, 2005.
  • J.K. Shultis, "Computation and Inversion of Ion Spectra for Neutron Depth Profiling of Curved Surfaces," Nuclear Instruments and Methods, A526, 359-375, 2004.
  • N.E. hertel, J.E. Sweezy, J.K. Shultis, J.K. Warkentin, and Z.J. Rose, "A Comparison of Skyshine Computational Methods," Proc. 10th Intl. Conf. on Radiation Shielding, Funchal (Madeira), Portugal, May 9-14, 2004.
  • J.K. Shultis and D.S. McGregor, Calculation of Ion Energy-Deposition Spectra in Silicon, Lithium-Fluoride, Boron, and Boron Carbide, Report 299, Engineering Experiment Station, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS, 2004.
  • D.S. McGregor and J.K. Shultis, "Spectral Identification of Thin-Film-Coated and Solid-Form Semiconductor Neutron Detectors," Nuclear Instruments and Methods, A517, 180-188, 2004.
  • J.K. Shultis, Determining Axial Fuel-Rod Power Density Profiles from In-Core Neutron Flux Measurments, Report MNE-534382-1, Dept. Mech. Nuclear Engg., Kansas State University, August 2003.
  • M.F. Ohmes, D.S. McGregor, J.K. Shultis, P.M. Waley, A.S.M.S. Ahmed, C.C. Bollinger, and T.C. Pincent, "Development of Micro-Pocket Fission Detectors (MPFD) for Near-Core and In-Core Neutron Flux Monitoring,  Proc. SPIE, 5198, 234-242, 2003.
  • J.K. Shultis, Notes on Neutron Depth Profiling, Report 298, Engineering Experiment Station, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS, 2003.
  • R.D. Stewart, E.J. Eckermann, J.K. Shultis, and X.C. Lei, "Modeling Bystander Effects Using a Microdosimetric Approach," presented at the Low Dose Radiation Reaserch Workshop, March 25-27, Rockville, MD, 2002.
  • R.E. Faw and J.K. Shultis, "Radiation Sources," invited article for The Encyclopedia of Physical Science and Technology, 3rd ed., Vol. 13, 613-631, Acadmeic Press, New York, 2001.
  • J.K. Shultis, F. Khan, B. Letellier, and R.E. Faw, "Determining Soil Contamination Profiles from Intensities of Capture Gamma Rays Using Above-Surface Neutron Sources," Applied Radiation and Isotopes, 54, 565-583, 2001.
  • J.K. Shultis, "Hybrid Skyshine Calculations for Complex Neutron and Gamma-Ray Sources," Nuclear Science and Engineering, 194, 294-303, 2000.
  • R.D. Stewart, J.K. Shultis, and B.A. Montelone, "A Kinetic Biological Effects Model for Quiescent Cells," Report PNNL-13258, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, May, 2000.
  • S.L. Shue, R.E. Faw, and J.K. Shultis, "Thermal Neutron Intensities in Soils Irraddiated by Fast Neutrons from Point Sources," Chemical Geology, 144, 47-61 1998.
  • A.A. Gui, J.K. Shultis and R.E. Faw, "Neutron Skyshine Calculations with The Integral Line-Beam Method," Nuclear Science and Engineering, 127, 230-237, 1997.
  • R.C. Brockhoff, J.K. Shultis and R.E. Faw, "Data for the Chilton-Huddleston Photon-Albedo Formula," Nuclear Science and Engineering, 126, 119-126, 1997.
  • R.D. Stewart, J.K. Shultis, and B.A. Montelone, "A Kinetic Biological Effects Model for Quiescent Cells," Report PNNL-13258, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, May, 2000.
  • J.K. Shultis, Radiation Analysis of a Spent-Fuel Storage Cask, Report 290, Engineering Experiment Station, Kansas State Univ., Manhattan, KS, 2000.
  • A.A. Gui, J.K. Shultis and R.E. Faw "Response Functions for Neutron Skyshine Analyses," Nuclear Science and Engineering, 125, 111-127, 1997.
  • J.K. Shultis, R.E. Faw and F. Khan, "Methods for Determining Soil Contaminant Profiles From Prompt-Neutron Gamma Activation Data," Proc. HSRC/WERC Joint Conference on the Environment, Albuquerque, NM, May 1996.
  • J. K. Shultis, Anil Pahwa, A. Hapka, and I. G. Chronister, "Two-Methods for Assessing Local Control of Residential Air Conditioners from Load Survey Data," Electric Power Systems Research, 39, No. 2, 1996.
  • R.E. Faw and J.K. Shultis "Photon and Neutron Dose Conversion Functions," Ch. 18 in Applications of New Technology: External Dosimetry, J. Higginbotham (ed.), Medical Physics Publ., Madison, WI, 1996.
  • R.C. Brockhoff, J.K. Shultis, and R.E. Faw, "Skyshine Line-Beam Response Functions for 20- to 100-Mev Photons," Nuclear Science and Engineering, 123, 282-288, 1996.
  • M.H. Stedry, J.K. Shultis, and R.E. Faw, "Effect of an Overhead Shield on Gamma-Ray Skyshine," Nuclear Science and Engineering, 123, 289-294, 1996.
  • J.K. Shultis and R.E. Faw, Extensions to the Integral Line-Beam Method for Gamma-Ray Skyshine Analyses, SAND94-2019, 161 pp, Sandia National Lab., Albuquerque, NM, 1995.
  • R.E. Faw and J.K. Shultis "Absorbed-Dose Buildup Factors in Air for 10- to 100-MeV Photons," Nuclear Science and Engineering, 114, 76-80, (1993).
  • Y. Li, T.H. Demetriades-Shah, E.T. Kanemasu, J.K. Shultis and M.R. Kirkham, "Use of Second Derivatives of Canopy Reflectance for Monitoring Prairie Vegetation over Different Soil Backgrounds," Remote Sensing of Environment, 44, 81-87, 1993.
  • J.K. Shultis, R.E. Faw and X. Deng, Improved Response Functions for Gamma-Ray Skyshine Analysis, SAND92-7296, 105 pp., Sandia National Lab. September 1992.
  • R.E. Faw and J.K. Shultis, "Dosimetry Calculations for Axisymmetric Sources and Target Regions with Application to Blood Vessels," Health Physics, 62, No. 4, 344-348, 1992.
  • J.K. Shultis, "Calculated Sensitivities of Several Optical Radiometric Indices for Vegetation Canopies," Remote Sensing of Environment, 38, 211-228, 1991.
  • J.K. Shultis, R.E. Faw, and M. Bassett, "The Integral Line-Beam Method for Gamma Skyshine Analysis," Nuclear Science and Engineering, 107, 228-245, 1991.
  • R.E. Faw and J.K. Shultis, "Point-Pair Distributions for Internal Dosimetry Calculations," Presented at the Fifth Inter. Radiopharmaceutical Dosimetry Symp., Oak Ridge, TN, 1991.
  • A. Meyers, A. Pahwa and J.K. Shultis, "Simulation Based Evaluation of Direct Control of Residential Air Conditioners, Electrical Power Systems Research, 19, 37-46, 1990.
  • M.S. Bassett and J.K. Shultis, "Accuracy of a Simplified Method for Shielded Gamma-Ray Skyshine Sources," Trans. Am. Nucl. Soc., 60, 548, 1989.
  • J.K. Shultis and R.B. Myneni, "Radiative Transfer in Vegetation Canopies With Anisotropic Scattering," J. Quantum Spectroscopy and Radiative Transfer, 39, 115-129, 1988.
  • A. Pahwa, A.A. Chavez and J.K. Shultis, "Analysis of Faulted Power Systems Using the Householder Formulas," Proc. of the Twentieth North American Power Symposium, 89-98, 1988.
  • J.K. Shultis and R.E. Faw, "Use of Skyshine Response Functions for Collimated and Shielded Gamma-Ray Sources," Trans. Am. Nucl. Soc., 55, 537-538, 1987.
  • J.K. Shultis, K.R. Thompson, and R.E. Faw, "Simplified Methods for Estimating Gamma Exposure Fields Transmitted Through Straight Rectangular Ducts," in Approximate Calculational Techniques for Radiation Protection Applications, ORNL/RSIC-48 (ANS/SC-86/17), Oak Ridge Nat. Lab., Oak Ridge, TN, 1986.
  • R.E. Faw and J.K. Shultis, "Transient Conduction from a Finite Cylinder with Time-Varying Internal Heat Generation," Numerical Heat Transfer, 9(6), 731-749, 1986.
  • J.K. Shultis, D.E. Johnson, and G.A. Milliken, "Non-Conjugate Prior Distributions and Their Estimation for Use in Compound Failure Models," Comm. in Statistics - Theory and Methods, 15(9), 2835-2865, 1986.
  • H. Khalil, J.K. Shultis and T.W. Lester, "Ignition of Particle Suspensions by Radiant Emission from Bounding Walls," Combustion and Flame, 53, 149-152, 1983.
  • K.J. Hong and J.K. Shultis, "Accurate Evaluation of Multigroup Transfer Cross Sections and Their Legendre Coefficients," Nuclear Science and Engineering, 80, 570-578, 1982.
  • H. Khalil, J.K. Shultis and T.W. Lester, "Comparison of Three Numerical Methods for Evaluation of Radiant Energy Transfer in Scattering and Heat Generating Media," Numerical Heat Transfer, 5, 235-252. 1982.
  • M.L. Roseberry and J.K. Shultis, "Point-Kernel Calculations of Skyshine Exposure Rates," Nuclear Science and Engineering, 80, 334-338, 1982.
  • H. Khalil, J.K. Shultis and T.W. Lester, "Stationary Thermal Ignition of Particle Suspensions," J. Heat Transfer, B, 288-294, 1982.

 

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