Franklin Holcomb

Title Ph.D. Student
Department Water Resources Engineering and Science

Advisor(s): Praveen Kumar
Country: USA

Short Bio

B.S. Engineering Physics, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1988
M.S. Engineering Management, University of Massachusetts-Amherst, 1997

Research Experience

U.S. Army Engineer Research & Development Center, Construction Engineering Research Laboratory (ERDC-CERL), Champaign IL

  • 2014 – Present: Associate Director, Office of Technical Directors
  • 2009 – 2014: Chief, Energy Branch
  • 1995 – 2009: Project Leader, Distributed Generation, Microgrids, and Energy Storage
  • 1991 – 1995: Researcher, Energy Branch

Research Interests

  • Borehole characterization for geothermal energy optimization using fiber optic distributed temperature sensing (FO-DTS) and Critical Zone interactions
  • Smart and Resilient Installations (SăRI)
  • Installation Net Zero Planning and Analysis
  • Operational Energy and Contingency Basing