KRISTEN M. DONNELL

Assistant Professor
216 Emerson Electric Company Hall
Rolla, MO  65409-0040
Phone:  573-341-6229
Fax:  573-341-6671
kmdgfd@mst.edu

Areas Of Interest

  • Embedded sensors
  • Modulated antennas/scatterers
  • Microwave/millimeter wave engineering
  • Microwave material characterization
  • Terahertz methodologies
  • Electronics design

Bio

Kristen M. Donnell received the B.S.E.E. degree from Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO, USA, in 2001, the M.S.E.E degree from the Missouri University of Science and Technology (Missouri S&T), Rolla, MO, USA, in 2003, and the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from Missouri S&T, in 2010.

 

Education

  • PhD Missouri University of Science and Technology (Missouri S&T) GPA 3.89/4.0  Electrical Engineering, December 2010 Dissertation: Development of Embedded Modulated Scatterer Technique: Single- and Dual-Loaded Scatterers
  • MS University of Missouri – Rolla (UMR) GPA 3.87/4.0  Electrical Engineering August 2003 Thesis: Microwave Reflection Properties of Mortar Exposed to Chloride Solutions: Measurements and Modeling
  • BS Colorado State University (CSU) GPA 3.16/4.0  Electrical Engineering May 2001

 

Selected Publications

Journal Publications

  • Rashidi; M., M.C. Knapp; A. Hashemi, J. Kim, K.M. Donnell, R. Zoughi, L.J. Jacobs, and K.E. Kurtis, “Detecting Alkali-Silica Reaction: A Multi-Physics Approach”, under review for publication in Cement and Concrete Composites, submitted in 2015.
  • Foudazi, A., I. Mehdipour, K.M. Donnell, and K.H. Khayat, “Evaluation of Steel Fiber Distribution in Cement-Based Mortars Using Active Microwave Thermography”, under revision for publication in Materials and Structures Journal, submitted in 2015.
  • Foudazi, A., M.T. Ghasr, and K. Donnell, “Characterization of Corroded Reinforced Steel Bars by Active Microwave Thermography”, submitted for publication in the IEEE Transactions on Instrumentation and Measurement.
  • Crocker, D.A. and K.M. Donnell, “Application of Electrically Invisible Antennas to the Modulated Scatterer Technique”, under revision for publication in the IEEE Transactions on Instrumentation and Measurement.
  • Hashemi, A., M. Horst, K.M. Donnell, K.E. Kurtis and R. Zoughi, “Comparison of Alkali-Silica Reaction (ASR) Gel Behavior in Mortar at Microwave Frequencies”, IEEE Transactions on Instrumentation and Measurement, DOI 10.1109/TIM.2014.2367771
  • Donnell, K.M, A. McClanahan, and R. Zoughi, “On the Crack Characteristic Signal from an Open-Ended Coaxial Probe”, IEEE Transactions on Instrumentation and Measurement, vol. 63, no. 7, pp. 1877-1879, July 2014

 

Conference Proceedings and Presentations

  • N.J. Vutukury, S. Hilgedick, and K.M. Donnell, “Microwave Sensing of Sand Production from Petroleum Wells”, Proceedings of the IEEE International Instrumentation and Measurement Technology Conference, pp. 1210-1214, Pisa, Italy, May 2015.
  •  Hashemi, A., K.M. Donnell, K.E. Kurtis, and R. Zoughi, “Effect of Humidity on Dielectric Properties of Mortars with Alkali-Silica Reaction (ASR) Gel, Proceedings of the IEEE International Instrumentation and Measurement Technology Conference, Pisa, Italy, May 2015.
  • Pieper, D. and K.M. Donnell, “'Application of Frequency Selective Surfaces for Inspection of Layered Structures”, Proceedings of the IEEE International Instrumentation and Measurement Technology Conference, pp. 1204-1209, Pisa, Italy, May 2015.
  • Pieper, D. and K.M. Donnell, “Approximation of Effective Dielectric Constant for FSS in Layered Dielectrics using Conformal Mapping”, Proceedings of the 2015 IEEE International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation and North American Radio Science Meeting, pp. 991-992, Vancouver, BC, Canada, July 19-24, 2015, DOI: 10.1109/APS.2015.7304883.
  • Hashemi, A., K.M. Donnell, R. Zoughi, O.C. Fawole, M. Terry and M. Tabib-Azar “THz Materials Characterization of Mortar Samples with and without Alkali-Silica Reaction (ASR) Gel,” Presented at the 42nd Annual Review of Progress in Quantitative Nondestructive Evaluation Conference, Minneapolis, MN, July 27-31, 2015.
  • Foudazi, A., I. Mehdipour, K.M. Donnell, and K.H. Khayat, “Detection of Steel Fibers in Cement-based Materials by Active Microwave Thermography”, Presented at the 14th International Symposium on Nondestructive Characterization of Materials, Marina del Rey California, June 22-26, 2015, NDT.net issue vol. 20, no. 9 (Sep 2015).
  • Hashemi, A., K.M. Donnell, K.E. Kurtis, and R. Zoughi, “Microwave Nondestructive Evaluation of Hydration Kinetics in Mortars with and without Sodium Hydroxide Inclusion”, Presented at the 14th International Symposium on Nondestructive Characterization of Materials, Marina del Rey California, June 22-26, 2015, NDT.net issue vol. 20, no. 9 (Sep 2015).
  • Foudazi, A., M.T. Ghasr, and K.M. Donnell, “Porosity Evaluation of Composite Materials at Millimeter wave Frequency Bands”, presented at the 24th ASNT Research Symposium, March 16-19, 2015, Anaheim, California.
  • Foudazi, A, M.T. Ghasr, and K.M. Donnell, “Characterization of Defects in Carbon Fiber Reinforced Polymers Based on Active Microwave Thermography”, Presented at the 24th ASNT Research Symposium, March 16-19, 2015, Anaheim, California.
  • Pieper, D., M. ElGawady, and K.M. Donnell, “Application of Frequency Selective Surfaces for Detection of Buckling in Structural Columns”, Presented at the 24th ASNT Research Symposium, March 16-19, 2015, Anaheim, California.

 

Selected Awards

  • Awarded in Jan 2015 the Missouri University of Science and Technology 2014 Faculty Teaching Award
  • IEEE Instrumentation and Measurement Society 2012 Outstanding Young Engineer
  • Teaching Commendation for 2012-2013 Academic Year
  • Outstanding Teaching Award for 2011-2012 Academic Year
  • Recipient of the ASNT Fellowship Award for the 2002-2003 and 2006-2007 Academic Year
  • Missouri S&T Chancellors Fellowship for 2006-2009
  • Missouri S&T University Transportation Center Graduate Fellowship for 2006

 

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