HH Applied Science Engineering Solutions Joseph Howard, Ph.D. and Van Huett, Ph.D.
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H&H Applied Science

H&H Applied Science is a collaborative effort of Joseph Howard, Ph.D., and Van Huett, Ph.D.

We are a registered small business, located in Iowa City, Iowa. Currently we are pursuing Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) contracts through various governmental departments.

We are also looking to expand into new areas of R&D and engineering. Please contact us if we could be of service to you or your company.
Joseph Howard, Ph.D.  Joseph Howard, Ph.D.

Co-Founder
Principal Investigator
Electrical & Computer Engineer

Education

The University of Iowa
  • Ph.D., Electrical & Computer Engineering
  • M.S., Mathematics
  • B.S., Electrical & Computer Engineering

Experience

H&H Applied Science

Principal Investigator
  • Project management
  • Research and development
  • Oversight of grants and contracts
Iowa Western Community College
Adjunct Professor
  • Classical Physics II with Lab (Online)
University of Iowa Department of Physics and Astronomy
Quality Assurance Manager - Space Science
  • Developed and maintained Quality Management System
    • Developed top-level policies and procedures
    • Trained team members (ESD, part inspection, and procedures)
    • Performed internal audits
    • Supported NASA Contract Assurance Service (NCAS) assessments
    • Collaborated with technicians to ensure assembly facilities are ESD compliant and to verify flight hardware test equipment calibration requirements
  • Project support
    • Reviewed contractual requirements
    • Reviewed and approved vendors used to purchase parts, materials, and processes
    • Supported customer-based reviews and inspections
    • Oversaw and performed incoming parts inspection
    • Monitored flight assembly rooms for proper temperature and humidity
    • Performed NASA certified inspections on flight hardware
    • Supported nonconformance reporting
    • Reviewed Government-Industry Data Exchange Program (GIDEP) alerts
    • Approved flight part purchases
    • Reviewed and approved releasing of new drawings/documents
    • Reviewed and supported delivery of End-Item Data Package (EIDP)
    • Reviewed parts shipment to ensure accurate delivery
    • Supported developming waivers and deviations
  • Projects
    • Radiation Belt Storm Probes (RBSP) - Renamed Van Allen Probes (VAP)
    • Magnetospheric Multiscale (MMS)
University of Iowa Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering
Research Assistant / Teaching Assistant
  • Digital Logic
  • Thesis
    • On Low Power and Circuit Parameter Independent Tests, and a New Method of Test Response Compaction
  • Very Large Scale Integration (VLSI) Testing
    • Study
      • Integrated circuit defects
      • Fault modeling
      • Design For Testability (DFT)
      • Automated Test Pattern Generation (ATPG)
      • Fault diagnosis
      • Test data volume
      • Broadcast scan design
      • Process variation
    • Software based simulations
      • Reduced switching activity tests for broadcast scan designs
      • Improved defect detection in the presence of process variation
      • Automated Test Equipment (ATE) assisted test response compaction
      • Fault diagnosis aware ATE test response compaction
  • Research publications below
Andrew Corporation
Test Engineer
  • Broadband wireless
    • Procured test equipment and developed test procedures
    • Developed test software for improved testing efficiency
    • Managed multiple incoming/outgoing product transfers
    • Temperature testing of prototype units

Publications

The Electric and Magnetic Field Instrument Suite and Integrated Science (EMFISIS) on RBSP
, C. A. Kletzing, W. S. Kurth, M. Acuna, R. J. MacDowall, R. B. Torbert, T. Averkamp, D. Bodet, S. R. Bounds, M. Chutter, J. Connerney, D. Crawford, J. S. Dolan, R. Dvorsky, G. B. Hospodarsky, J. Howard, V. Jordanova, R. A. Johnson, D. L. Kirchner, B. Mokrzycki, G. Needell, J. Odom, D. Mark, R. Pfaff Jr., J. R. Phillips, C. W. Piker, S. L. Remington, D. Rowland, O. Santolik, R. Schnurr, D. Sheppard, C. W. Smith, R. M. Thorne, and J. Tyler, Space Science Reviews, 179 Issue 1-4, 127-181, 2013.

Reduced Switching Activity Tests for Broadcast Scan Based Designs, J. M. Howard, S. Remersaro, S. M. Reddy, and I. Pomeranz, Latin American Test Workshop, 2007.

Improving Defect Detection in the Presence of Process Variation, J. M. Howard, S. M. Reddy, and I. Pomeranz, Design for Reliability and Variability Workshop, 2008.

ATE Assisted Test Response Compaction
, J. M. Howard, S. M. Reddy, and I. Pomeranz, Proceedings International Symposium on VLSI Design, Automation and Test, 112-115, 2010.

On Low Power and Circuit Parameter Independent Tests, and a New Method of Test Response Compaction
, J. M. Howard, Dissertation, University of Iowa, 2010.

Van Huett, Ph.D. Van Huett, Ph.D.

Co-Founder
Research Scientist
Physicist

Education

Washington University in St. Louis
  • Ph.D., Physics
  • M.S., Physics
Iowa State University
  • B.S., Physics

Experience

H&H Applied Science
Research Scientist
  • Research and development
  • Grant writing
Iowa Western Community College
Assistant Professor and Program Chair for Pre-engineering, Physics, and Physical Science
  • Department management
    • 3 full time instructors
    • 6 adjunct instructors
    • Curriculum design
    • Class scheduling
    • Book orders
  • Teaching
    • General Physics I & II with Labs (algebra based)
    • Classical Physics I & II with Labs (calculus based)
    • Online and face-to-face classes
Washington University in St. Louis
Research Assistant / Teaching Assistant
  • Materials Science
  • Thesis
    • The Formation, Structure, and Hydrogen Storage Properties of Ti/Zr/Hf-Based Quasicrystals and Related Phases
  • Quasicrystals
    • Fabrication
      • Rapid quenching
      • Annealing (under zero oxygen atmosphere)
      • Arc-melting (under zero oxygen atmosphere)
      • Radio frequency (RF) melting of metals
      • Gas handling
      • Plasma-etching
      • Vapor deposition (under zero oxygen atmosphere)
      • Ion milling
    • Study
      • Hydrogenation (Pressure Composition Isotherms)
      • Transmission Electron Microscopy (TEM)
      • Energy Dispersive x-ray Spectrometer (EDS)
      • Selected Area Differaction (SAD)
      • Convergent beam electron diffraction
      • Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM)
      • Powder X-Ray Diffraction (XRD)
      • Single crystal XRD
      • Differential Scanning Calorimetry (DSC)
    • Use
      • Hydrogen storage in novel materials
    • International collaborations
      • Akito Takasaki, Shibaura Institute of Technology, Japan
      • Uwe Koster, University of Dortmund, Germany
      • Anne Sadoc, Parid-Sud University, France
  • Research publications below
Iowa State University Department of Physics and Astronomy
Work Study
  • Web design and maintenance of Intro to Classical Physics I & II website
Ciencia Inc.
Research Experience for Undergrads (REU), through the University of Connecticut
  • Tested laser-based, non-intrusive, fluid level sensor
  • DOC SBIR-Optical Water Level Sensor
    • Award ID: 37760

Publications

Icosahedral Ordering in Ti-Hf-Ni alloys?
, A. Sadoc, V.T. Huett, and K.F. Kelton, Journal of Non-Crystalline Solids, 353, 32, 2007


Hydrogen storage in Ti-Zr and Ti-Hf-Based quasicrystals,
K. F. Kelton, J. J. Hartzell, R. G. Hennig, V. T. Huett, and A. Takasaki, Philosophical Magazine Letters, 86, 957, 2006.


Gaseous hydrogen charging of Zr-Cu-Ni-Al glasses and quasicrystals,
V. T. Huett, D. Zander, L. Jastrow, E. H. Majzoub, K. F. Kelton, and U. Köster, Journal of Alloys and Compounds, 379, 16-22, 2004.


Ti-Zr-Ni and Ti-Hf-Ni quasicrystals and approximants as hydrogen storage alloys
, P. C. Gibbons, R. G. Henning, V. T. Huett, and K. F. Kelton, Journal of Non-Crystalline Solids, 334&335, 461-465, 2004.


Hydrogenation of Ti-Zr-Ni quasicrystals synthesized by mechanical alloying
, A. Takasaki, V. T. Huett, and K. F. Kelton, Journal of Non-Crystalline Solids, 334&335, 457-460, 2004.


Local structure in hydrogenated Ti-Zr-Ni quasicrystals and approximants
, A. Sadoc, E. H. Majzoub, V. T. Huett, and K. F. Kelton, Journal of Alloys and Compounds, 356-357, 96-99, 2003.


An extended X-ray absorption fine structure study of hydrogen storage in Ti-Hf-Ni alloys
, A. Sadoc, V. T. Huett, and K. F. Kelton, Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter, 15, 7469-7479, 2003.


Effect of Si and P on the Formation and Crystallization of Ti25Hf50Ni25 Metallic Glasses
, V. T. Huett and K. F. Kelton, Materials Research Society Symposium Proceedings, 754, CC10.9.1-CC10.9.6, 2003.

Hydrogen pressure-composition isotherms for Ti45Zr38Ni17 amorphous and quasicrystal powders produced by mechanical alloying
, A. Takasaki, V. T. Huett and K. F. Kelton, Materials Transactions, 43, 2165-2168, 2002.

Formation and crystallization of Ti-Hf-Ni metallic glasses
, V. T. Huett and K. F. Kelton, Applied Physics Letters, August 5, 81, 1026-1028, 2002.


Evolution of the local structure with hydrogenation in Ti-Zr-Ni quasicrystals and approximants
, A. Sadoc, E. H. Majzoub, V. T. Huett and K. F. Kelton, Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter, 14, 6413-6426, 2002.


Formation and hydrogen adsorption properties of Ti-Hf-Ni quasicrystals and crystal approximants
, V. T. Huett and K. F. Kelton, Philosophical Magazine Letters, 82, 191-198, 2002.

Conference Contributions

Ti-Zr-Ni and Ti-Hf-Ni Quasicrystals and Approximants
, V. T. Huett and K. F. Kelton, Poster Presentation at the Materials Research Society Meeting, Quasicrystals section, Boston, November, 2003.

Influence of Ni and Cu on the Formation of Quasicrystals in Zr70Pd30 Metallic Glasses
, Lioba Jastrow, Van Huett, Kenneth F. Kelton, and Uwe Köster, Oral Presentation at the Materials Research Society Meeting, Supercooled Liquids, Glass Transition, and Bulk Metallic Glasses section, Boston, November, 2002.

Formation, Crystallization and Hydrogen Storage Properties of Analysis of Ti25Hf50Ni25 Metallic Glasses
, V. T. Huett and K. F. Kelton, Oral Presentation at the Materials Research Society Meeting, Supercooled Liquids, Glass Transition, and Bulk Metallic Glasses section, Boston, November, 2002.

Ti-Zr-Ni and Ti-Hf-Ni Quasicrystals and Approximants as Hydrogen Storage Alloys
, P. C. Gibbons, V. T. Huett, R. G. Hennig, and K. F. Kelton, Presentation at the 8th International Conference on Quasicrystals, Bangalore, India, September 2002.

Hydrogenation of Amorphous and Quasicrystal Powders Produced by Mechanical Alloying in the Ti-Zr-Ni System
, A. Takasaki, V. T. Huett, K. F. Kelton, Oral presentation at the American Physical Society March Meeting, Indianapolis, Indiana, March 2002.

Formation and Hydrogen Adsorption Properties of Ti-Hf-Ni Quasicrystals and Crystal Approximants
, V. T. Huett and K. F. Kelton, Oral presentation at the American Physical Society March Meeting, Indianapolis, Indiana, March 2002.
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