Dr. James specializes in environmental fluid dynamics including reactive flow and transport in surface water and groundwater systems. He has over 15 years of experience simulating reactive fluid flows in various environmental and man-made systems. He has particular expertise in radionuclide and chlorinated solvent flow and transport in groundwater and fractured rock systems. This expertise has recently extended into multiphase, multi-component, non-isothermal, non-isobaric enhanced oil recovery optimization simulations. In addition, he has extensive experience in sediments dynamics and water-quality simulations for surface water systems including lakes, rivers, estuaries, and coastal shores. His proficiency with surface water systems has extended into marine renewable energy and modeling and optimizing algae growth in open-channel raceways for biofuels production.
Dr. James has published over 45 peer-reviewed manuscripts and serves as Associate Editor to the journal Ground Water.