Professor Kelley received his PhD in 1995 from Michigan State University after spending five years conducting research at the National Superconducting Cyclotron Laboratory, which is on campus at MSU. In 1995-1996 he was supported by the French Minister of Foreign Affaires for a Sejour Scientific de Long Duree at the Institut de Physique Nucléaire Orsay in France while performing research at the Grand Accelerateur National d Ions Lourds (GANIL). In late 1996 he became a Research Associate at the Triangle Universities Nuclear Laboratory, and in 2000 he joined the North Carolina State University Faculty.
He performed his early experimental research using Rare Isotope beams available at the NSCL, studying the spatial extent of nuclear halos in 8B and 11Be. John became involved with the US Nuclear Data Evaluation Program in connection with TUNL's data evaluation efforts, and his group is responsible for producing evaluations of level information in the "Energy Levels of Light Nuclei: A=3-20" series.
Honors and Awards
- He is a member of the American Physical Society and Sigma Xi.
The decay pattern of the Pygmy Dipole Resonance of 140Ce, and Pu-239 at 8.9 MeV
B.Loher, D.Savran, T.Aumann, J.Beller, M.Bhike, N.Cooper, V.Derya, M.Duchene, J.Endres, A.Hennig, P.Humby, J.Isaak, J.H.Kelley, M.Knorzer, N.Pietralla, V.Yu.Ponomarev, C.Romig, M.Scheck, H.Scheit, J.Silva, A.P.Tonchev, W.Tornow, F.Wamers, H.Weller, V.Werner, A.Zilges
Phys.Lett. B, 756, (2016), 72-76
Exploratory study of fission product yields of neutron-induced fission of U-235, U-238, and Pu-239 at 8.9 MeV
R.Massarczyk, G.Rusev, R.Schwengner, F.Donau, C.Bhatia, M.E.Gooden, J.H.Kelley, A.P.Tonchev, W.Tornow
Phys.Rev. C, 91, (2015), 064604
Magnetic dipole strength in 128Xe and 134Xe in the spin-flip resonance region
Bhatia, C., Fallin, B. F., Gooden, M. E., Howell, C. R., Kelley, J. H., Tornow, W., Arnold, C. W., Bond, E., Bredeweg, T. A., Fowler, M. M., Moody, W., Rundberg, R. S., Rusev, G. Y., Vieira, D. J., Wilhelmy, J. B., Becker, J. A., Macri, R., & Ryan, C.
Phys.Rev. C, 90, (2014), 054310
Cross-section measurements of the Kr-86(gamma, n) reaction to probe the s-process branching at Kr-85
R. Raut, A. P. Tonchev, G. Rusev, W. Tornow, C. Iliadis, M. Lugaro, J. Buntain, S. Goriely, J. H. Kelley, R. Schwengner, A. Banu & N. Tsoneva
Phys. Rev. Lett., 111, (2013), 11250
Searching for Illicit Materials Using Nuclear Resonance Fluorescence Stimulated by Narrow-band Photon Sources
M.S. Johnson, C.A. Hagmann, J.M. Hall, D.P. McNabb, J.H. Kelley, C. Huibregtse, E. Kwan, G. Rusev, A.P. Tonchev
Nucear Instruments and Methods, B285, (2012), 72
Energy levels of light nuclei A=11
J.H.Kelley, E.Kwan, J.E.Purcell, C.G.Sheu, H.R.Weller
Nucl.Phys., A880, (2012), 88
Photodisintegration Cross Section of the Reaction 4He(gamma, p)3H between 22 and 30 MeV
R.Raut, W.Tornow, M.W.Ahmed, A.S.Crowell, J.H.Kelley, G.Rusev, S.C.Stave, A.P.Tonchev
Phys.Rev.Lett., 108, (2012), 042502
Dipole response of 238U to polarized photons below the neutron separation energy
S. L. Hammond, A. S. Adekola, C. T. Angell, H. J. Karwowski, E. Kwan, G. Rusev, A. P. Tonchev, W. Tornow, C. R. Howell, and J. H. Kelley
Phys. Rev. C, 85, (2012), 044302
Photodisintegration cross section of the reaction He-4 (gamma, n) He-3 at the giant dipole resonance peak
W. Tornow (Duke U. & TUNL, Durham), J.H. Kelley (North Carolina State U. & TUNL, Durham), R. Raut, G. Rusev, A.P. Tonchev (Duke U. & TUNL, Durham), M.W. Ahmed (Duke U. & TUNL, Durham & North Carolina Central U.), A.S. Crowell, S.C. Stave (Duke U. & TUNL, Durham).
Phys.Rev., C85, (2012), 061001, doi:10.1103/PhysRevC.85.061001
Dipole response of U-238 to polarized photons below the neutron separation energy
S.L. Hammond, A.S. Adekola, C.T. Angell, H.J. Karwowski (North Carolina U. & TUNL, Durham), E. Kwan, G. Rusev, A.P. Tonchev, W. Tornow, C.R. Howell (Duke U. & TUNL, Durham), J.H. Kelley (North Carolina State U. & TUNL, Durham).
Phys.Rev., C85, (2012), 044302, doi:10.1103/PhysRevC.85.044302
Two-body photodisintegration of 3He between 7 and 16 MeV
W.Tornow, H.J.Karwowski, J.H.Kelley, R.Raut, G.Rusev, S.C.Stave, A.P.Tonchev, A.Deltuva, A.C.Fonseca, L.E.Marcucci, M.Viviani, A.Kievsky, J.Golak, R.Skibinski, H.Witala, R.Schiavilla
Phys.Lett. B, 702, (2011), 121
Discrete deexcitations in 235U below 3 MeV from nuclear resonance fluorescence
E. Kwan, G. Rusev, A. S. Adekola, F. Dau, S. L. Hammond, C. R. Howell, H. J. Karwowski, J. H. Kelley, R. S. Pedroni, R. Raut, A. P. Tonchev, and W. Tornow
Phys. Rev. C, 83, (2011), 041601(R)
Cross-section measurements of neutron-induced reactions on GaAs using monoenergetic beams from 7.5 to 15 MeV
R. Raut, A. S. Crowell, B. Fallin, C. R. Howell, C. Huibregtse, J. H. Kelley, T. Kawano, E. Kwan, G. Rusev, A. P. Tonchev, W. Tornow, D. J. Vieira, and J. B. Wilhelmy
Phys Rev. C, 83, (2011), 044621
Discovery of low-lying E1 and M1 strengths in 232Th
A. S. Adekola, C. T. Angell, S. L. Hammond, A. Hill, C. R. Howell, H. J. Karwowski, J. H. Kelley, and E. Kwan
Phys. Rev. C, 83, (2011), 034615