W. David Kulp, III

W. David Kulp headshot in suit
Title:
Adjunct Faculty, Homeland Security and Cybersecurity Strategy and Information Management programs
Email:
[email protected]

Areas of Expertise

  • Analysis Methods
  • Nuclear Science & Technology
  • National Security Policy
  • Weapons of Mass Destruction

David Kulp is adjunct faculty in the master’s degree programs in Homeland Security and in Cybersecurity Strategy and Information Management.

Dr. Kulp has over 25 years of experience in nuclear science, defense technology and national security policy.

He has served as a physical scientist and nuclear security advisor for the Department of Defense, led a technical analysis team in private industry, and served as research faculty at Georgia Tech. His research on signatures of nuclear structure and applications of nuclear science has resulted in over 80 technical publications to date.

Education

  • Ph.D., Physics, Georgia Institute of Technology
  • M.S., Physics, Emory University
  • B.S., Physics, United States Naval Academy

Publications

  • P. Schmelzenbach, K. S. Krane, J. L. Wood, W. D. Kulp, J. Loats, C. J. Stapels, and E. B. Norman, “γ-ray spectroscopy of 150Sm through the β decay of 150Pm (T = 2.7 h) and 150Eum (T = 12.8 h)” Phys. Rev. C 98, 034311 (2018). DOI:10.1103/PhysRevC.98.034311.
  • T. D. Johnson, W. D. Kulp, “Nuclear data sheets for A = 87” Nucl. Data Sheets 129, 1 (2015). DOI:10.1016/j.nds.2015.09.001.
  • W. D. Kulp, “Ionizing Radiation Detectors” in Encyclopedia of Sustainability Science and Technology, ed. Robert A. Meyers. (Springer, New York, 2012). ISBN 978-0-387-89469-0.
  • W. D. Kulp, J. L. Wood, P. E. Garrett, C. Y. Wu, D. Cline, J. M. Allmond, D. Bandyopadhyay, D. Dashdorj, S. N. Choudry, A. B. Hayes, H. Hua, M. G. Mynk, M. T. McEllistrem, C. J. McKay, J. N. Orce, R. Teng and S. W. Yates, “Search for intrinsic collective excitations in 152Sm” Phys. Rev. C 77, 061301(R) (2008). DOI:10.1103/PhysRevC.77.061301.
  • W. D. Kulp, J. L. Wood, J. M. Allmond, J. Eimer, D. Furse, K. S. Krane, R.-M. Larimer, J. Loats, E. B. Norman, A. Pieczacek, P. Schmelzenbach, and C. J. Stapels, “N = 90 region: The decays of 152Eum,g to 152Sm” Phys. Rev. C 76, 034319 (2007). DOI:10.1103/PhysRevC.76.034319.
  • W. D. Kulp, J. M. Allmond, P. Hatcher, J. L. Wood, J. Loats, P. Schmelzenbach, C. J. Stapels, K. S. Krane, R. M. Larimer, and E. B. Norman, “Precision Test of the Rotor Model from Band Mixing in 166Er” Phys. Rev. C 73, 014308 (2006). DOI:10.1103/PhysRevC.73.014308.
  • W. D. Kulp,, J. L. Wood, P. E. Garrett, J. M. Allmond, D. Cline, A. B. Hayes, H. Hua, K. S. Krane, R. M. Larimer, J. Loats, E. B. Norman, P. Schmelzenbach, C. J. Stapels, R. Teng and C. Y. Wu, “Identification of a pairing isomeric band in 152Sm” Phys. Rev. C 71, 041303(R) (2005). DOI:10.1103/PhysRevC.71.041303.
  • W. D. Kulp, J. L. Wood, K. S. Krane, J. Loats, P. Schmelzenbach, C. J. Stapels, R.-M. Larimer and E. B. Norman, “N = 90 region: The decay of 154Eu to 154Gd” Phys.Rev.C 69, 064309 (2004). DOI:10.1103/PhysRevC.69.064309.
  • W. D. Kulp, J. L. Wood, K. S. Krane, J. Loats, P. Schmelzenbach, C. J. Stapels, R.-M. Larimer and E. B. Norman, “Low-energy coexisting band in 154Gd” Phys.Rev.Lett. 91, 102501 (2003). DOI:10.1103/PhysRevLett.91.102501.

Distinctions

  • American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Science & Technology Policy Fellow
  • Sam Nunn Security Fellow

Classes Taught

  • PSHS 6260: Methods of Analysis in Security