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Aerospace Engineering PhD Candidate, CU Boulder

Electrical Engineering, Dartmouth 2021

Physics and Chemistry, Hobart 2020



I'm James, a first-year PhD candidate at CU Boulder's aerospace department. I'm in Prof. Scott Palo's lab, where I focus on remote sensing and earth science. My research right now centers around launching the MAXWELL cubesat, as well as working on the DASI Zephyr Meteor Radar project. 


Before grad school, I did a dual degree program that enabled me to acquire two undergrad degrees spread across three majors. Last year, I graduated with a degree in electrical engineering at Dartmouth ('21), and before that I earned a BS in both physics and chemistry at Hobart and William Smith Colleges ('20), where I also minored in environmental studies. 

My chemistry experience was focused in spectroscopy and chemical instrumentation, while my electrical engineering was focused on embedded systems and signal processing / communications. My physics and electrodynamics background has been an essential background in supporting these areas.

I grew up in Boston, where he spent most of his time hiking, camping, and playing music. In my free time, I like to go climbing, hiking, and I like to play music. I also spend my free time tinkering with embedded systems including Arduino and FPGA-based projects, and some analog circuits for audio manipulation.


You can find my resume and CV to the right. Don't hesitate to reach out!