James Cahill is a lecturer and independent PI in Environmental Engineering Sciences. He received his Ph.D. in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology from the University of California, Santa Cruz in 2016. He was a postdoctoral researcher at Rockefeller University from 2017-2020. He has expertise in Population Genomics, Comparative Genomics and Bioinformatics. His research focuses on applying genomic techniques to immediate challenges in species conservation, environmental monitoring and human health.
Fluid mechanics, experimental methods, shock wave/boundary layer interactions, pressure and temperature sensitive coatings, low Reynolds number aerodynamics, application of MEMS, aero-optics
Damage; impact mechanics, plasticity and viscoplasticity, mechanics of anisotropic solids, rock and soil mechanics.
Network security, intrusion detection, quality of service, policy-based network management, wireless ad-hoc networks.
Nano / micro mechanics / materials, atomistic / continuum modeling and simulations, biomechanics / biomaterials
Transport phenomena with drops and bubbles, direct numerical simulation of heated flow instability and transition, microgravity boiling, space cryogenic fluid transport and storage, microscale heat transfer, biomedical engineering.
Structural analysis, vehicle impact simulation, heat and mass
transport in concrete, bridge engineering, 3-D Visualization,
Light and gravity effects on plant growth and development, plant-space
expression patterns in roots and plant bioreactors.