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ASHLEY JAMES
ASSISTANT PROFESSOR

(612) 625-6027
(612) 626-1558(fax) ajames@aem.umn.edu


CURRENT RESEARCH
Professor James' primary research interests are in interfacial fluid flow and computational fluid dynamics. Her main area of concentration has been the vibration-induced breakup of a liquid drop. Other directions include the analysis of interfacial flows in industrial applications, the development of improved computational methods for interfacial flows, and basic research into the small-scale physics of interfacial breakup and coalescence.

DEGREES
Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, 2000.
B.S., Mechanical Engineering, University of Florida, 1990.

HONORS AND AWARDS
First runner-up, 2000 Georgia Tech-GE Foundation Faculty Coupon Award.
NSF Engineering Education Scholars Workshop 2000 attendee.
ARCS Foundation Scholarship, '95-00.
Who's Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges, '97.

EXPERIENCE
Beginning August 2000: Assistant Professor, University of Minnesota.
1993-2000: Research and Teaching Assistant, Georgia Institute of Technology.
1990-1993: Engineer, Westinghouse Electric Corporation.

THREE RECENT PUBLICATIONS
James, A., Smith, M. K., & Glezer, A., "Numerical Simulations of Vibration-Induced Droplet Ejection," Fifty-Second Meeting of the American Physical Society - Division of Fluid Dynamics, New Orleans, LA, November 21-23, 1999.

James, A., Smith, M. K., & Glezer, A., "Numerical Simulations of Vibration-Induced Droplet Ejection," Proceedings of the Conference Interfaces for the Twenty-First Century, Monterey, CA, August 16-18, 1999, in press.

Smith, M. K., James, A., Vukasinovic, B., & Glezer, A., "Vibration-Induced Droplet Atomization," Proceedings of the Fourth Microgravity Fluid Physics & Transport Phenomena Conference, Cleveland, OH, August 12-14, 1998, pp. 447-452.

SCIENTIFIC AND PROFESSIONAL SOCIETIES
American Society of Mechanical Engineers.
American Physical Society.