Dr. Keith Hudson

Director of Arkansas Space Grant Consortium and NASA/EPSCoR Programs
Analytical and Physical Chemistry/Specialties in Instrumentation and Spectroscopy

Contact Information

Office Location: SCLB 455
Office Phone: 501-569-8837
E-mail: mkhudson@ualr.edu
NASA Office: FH 506A
            Phone: 501-569-8211

Teaching Interests

Analytical Chemistry 2, Instrumental Analysis, Molecular and Atomic Spectroscopy, Contamination Evaluation, Combustion and Propulsion

Research Interests

  • Rocket and combustion science
  • Instrumentation and methods in spectroscopy and laser applications

UA-Little Rock Appointments

  • Professor (1997-Present)
  • Director, Arkansas Space Grant Consortium (Co-Director, 1997) and NASA/EPSCoR Programs (1997-present)
  • Associate Vice Provost for Research (2013-2014)
  • Director, Graduate Institute of Technology (1999-2014)
  • Assistant Dean for Research and Grad Programs, College of Science and Engineering Technology (1997-1999)
  • Director, UALR Site, NSF I/UCRC Measurement and Control Engineering Research Center (MCEC) (1997-1999)
  • Associate Professor (1993-1997)
  • Assistant Professor (1989-1993)

Education

  • PhD in Analytical Chemistry, Baylor University (Waco, TX)
  • MS in Chemistry, Sam Houston State University (Huntsville, TX)
  • BS in Chemistry (Minor: Biology), East TX Baptist College (Marshall, TX) 

Awards and Honors

  • Civil Air Patrol, National Frank G. Brewer Memorial Aerospace Excellence Award (for Arkansas Space Grant Consortium, Organization Category, 2017)
  • Civil Air Patrol, Southwest Region, Frank G. Brewer Memorial Aerospace Excellence Award (for Arkansas Space Grant Consortium, Organization Category, 2016)
  • Associate Fellow, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (January 2012)
  • Civil Air Patrol, Southwest Region, Frank G. Brewer Memorial Aerospace Excellence Award (2010, for Lifetime Achievement in Aerospace Education)
  • Civil Air Patrol, AR Wing, Outstanding Aerospace Officer of the Year (2010)
  • UALR College of Science and Engineering Technology Research Award (1994)
  • Mentor, NASA Fellows (Bob Shanks, Jason Willis, Katherine Kirtley, Andrew Chouinard, Kari Maxwell, Robert Sproles)
  • UALR College of Science and Engineering Technology Research Award, 2nd Place (1993)
  • Mentor, DOE/EPSCoR Fellows (Diana Lindquist and Kathy Underhill-Shanks)
  • UALR Grant Writers Award (1992)
  • Friend of the Chemistry Department, UALR, several awards (1992-2011)
  • Mentor, Arkansas Space Grant Fellows (served approximately 16 students)
  • Sigma Xi Graduate Student Research Award, Baylor University Chapter (1987)
  • Honor Societies – Sigma Xi (Research), Sigma Pi Sigma (Physics), and Phi Kappa Phi

 Recent Publications

  • M. Keith Hudson (2012), Hybrid Rocket and other entries in: K.L. Kosanke, B.J. Kosanke, B.T. Sturman, and R.M. Winokur, eds. Encyclopedic Dictionary of Pyrotechnics, published by Journal of Pyrotechnics, Whitewater, CO (2012)
  • Thikra Mustafa, Yang Xu, Fumiya Watanabe, Yongbin Zhang, Madh P. Asar, Reginard Little, Alokita Karmaker, Meena Mahmood, M. Keith Hudson, Alexandru S. Biris, “Iron Oxide Nanoparticle-based Radio-Frequency Thermotherapy for Human Breast Cancer Adenocarcinoma Cancer Cells”, Biomater. Sci., 2013,1, 870-880
  • Yousef Muntaha A, Hudson M Keith, Berry Brian C., “Study on the Compatibility of Azo-Tetrazolate High Energy Materials Using DSC”, J Therm Anal Calorim, on-line: http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10973-018-7221-z
  • Muntaha A Yousef, and M Keith Hudson, “Thermal Study of the Decomposition of  HTPB Hybrid Rocket Fuel in the Presence of Azo-Tetrazolate Based High Nitrogen Content High Energy Compounds. Submitted to J Therm Anal Calorim., https://doi.org/10.1007/s10973-018-7490-6
  • Kamal Pandey, Mohamed H. Lahiani, Victoria K. Hicks, M. Keith Hudson, Micah J. Green and Mariya Khodakovskaya, “Effects of Carbon-based Nanomaterials on Seed Germination, Biomass Accumulation and Stress Response of Bioenergy Crops”, https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0202274
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