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Research Associates

David Barnett David Barnett
Research Associate
(806) 834-2971
david.h.barnett@ttu.edu

David Barnett is a licensed Master Electrician by the state of Texas. He has a B.S. (2013) and an M.S. (2015) in Electrical Engineering from Texas Tech University. He is currently a Senior Research Associate with the Center for Pulsed Power and Power Electronics in the Department of Electrical Engineering at Texas Tech University. His research interests include compact pulsed power systems, repetitive pulsed power, power electronics, embedded design, and repetitive high-power microwave sources.

http://www.linkedin.com/in/david-barnett/
https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=UzSiGl0AAAAJ&hl=en
Shad Holt Shad Holt, P.E.
Research Associate
(806)834-3221
shad.holt@ieee.org

Shad Holt is a Professional Engineer licensed by the state of Texas. He has a B.S. (2004) and an M.S. (2005) in Electrical Engineering. Shad worked for HEM Technologies researching explosive pulsed power, compact pulsed power and directed energy from 2005-2008. In 2008 he returned to the Center for Pulsed Power and Power Electronics as a full-time Research Associate focusing on power electronics and diagnostics. Shad has consulted in the telecom industry designing 3G network monitoring and data aggregation hardware. He was awarded a 2011 Summer Faculty Research Fellowship at the Naval Surface Warfare Center (Dahlgren) where he acted as a subject matter expert on non-lethal directed energy technologies. He is currently developing an 80 kW battery system and rapid capacitor charger and working to deploy a synchrophasor network in the Texas panhandle His research interests include power electronics, pulsed power, smart grids, micro-grids, diagnostic systems and embedded design.

http://www.linkedin.com/in/shadholt/
http://scholar.google.com/citations?user=hPv98c0AAAAJ
Jonathan Parson Jonathan M. Parson, Ph.D.
Senior Research Associate
(806)834-5412
jonathan.m.parson@ttu.edu

Jonathan Parson received his B.S. (Dec. 2007), M.S. (Dec. 2008) and Ph.D. (Dec. 2012) in Electrical Engineering from Texas Tech University. His dissertation studies focused on outgassing and electron emission properties of carbon fiber cathodes in a vacuum-sealed vircator tube. He is currently a Senior Research Associate with the Center for Pulsed Power and Power Electronics in the Department of Electrical Engineering at Texas Tech University. His research interests include compact pulsed power systems, power electronics and repetitive high-power microwave sources.

https://www.linkedin.com/in/jonathan-parson
http://scholar.google.com/citations?user=5KxLxgUAAAAJ
Curtis Lynn Curtis Lynn, Ph.D.
Senior Research Associate
(806)834-5412
curtis.lynn@ttu.edu

Curtis Lynn received his B.S. (Dec. 2002), M.S. (Dec. 2008) and Ph.D. (Dec. 2012) in Electrical Engineering from Texas Tech University. He ran a small business for four years following his B.S. degree where his focus was operations management, as well as maintaining and repairing fitness equipment before returning to resume graduate studies. His research interests include power electronics, embedded design, repetitive pulse high power microwave sources, and repetitive pulsed power.

https://www.linkedin.com/in/curtislynn
David Reale David V. Reale, Ph.D.
Senior Research Associate
(806)834-6061
dave.reale@ttu.edu

David Reale was born in Southwick, MA. He received his B.S. degree in Electircal Engineering from Boston University, Boston, MA in 2006. Before joining the Center for Pulsed Power & Power Electronics in January 2010, he worked in the medical and industrial laser industries for Candela Laser Corporation and Prima North America as an Electrical Design Engineer. He completed his M.S. (August 2011) and Ph.D. (December 2013) at Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX. His research specialties include Nonlinear Tranmission Lines (NLTL), High Voltage Gas Switching, Photoconductive Semiconductor Swithces (PCSS), Soil Ionization, Electro-Explosive Devices (EED), Pulsed Ring Down Sources (PRDS), GPS Location, Embedded Design, Electromagnetic Field Simulation, High Power Microwave Sources, and Repetitive Pulsed Power Systems.

https://www.linkedin.com/in/davidvreale
http://scholar.google.com/citations?user=JwsYXEkAAAAJ&hl=en