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Dr. Kenneth James

Professor

Spring 2014 Schedule

Schedule Sem/Lab Time Days Room
  No Instruction Spring 2014

Profile:

Education and Experience

Upon receiving his B.S. in Physics in 1968 from Case Institute of Technology in Cleveland, he joined the technical staff of Rockwell International Research Division in Anaheim, California. While employed with Rockwell International, he completed an M.S. in Electrical Engineering at California State University, Fullerton in 1972 and a PhD in Electrical Engineering at the University of California, Irvine, in 1982. He is presently Professor of both Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and Computer Engineering at California State University, Long Beach, where his research emphasis is ASIC design and transportation systems.

Representative Projects

  • Rockwell International - Dr. James was involved in radiation effects on semiconductor devices. He developed and performed experiments at various nuclear weapon test facilities, including White Sands Missile Range and the Nevada Test Site. In 1971, he joined the MOS Devices Group of the Electronics Research Division where he designed, fabricated and evaluated experimental devices and VLSI circuitry.
  • OPCOA Inc. - Dr. James has developed the capability for the design, fabrication and marketing of fiber optic sensor systems, as well as a variety of holographic- and semiconductor-based support components. In 1996, the company produced for NASA the first nanotechnology, Fabry-Perot interferometer.
  • CSULB - In 1987 Dr. James formed the CSULB electromagnetic Laboratory for the purpose of performing industrial research in microwaves and optics. The laboratory has been supported with over 2.8 million in contributions from HP, Xilinx, and Cadence. He has been associated since 1999 with numerous Agile Port projects for the University's Center for Commercial Deployment of Transportation Technologies (CCDoTT), including being the originator of the Electric Cargo Conveyor (ECCO) project.
  • Consulting - Dr. James has been a consultant to the Ear Research Institute, Los Angeles, where he has assisted a medical team in the electronic design of a hearing prosthesis which directly stimulates the nerve cells of the cochlea. He has also held a number of other consulting positions, including Perkin Elmer where he investigated computer interpretation of interferometric data; Grumman Aircraft where he analyzed complementary JFET technology for application in focal-plane-arrays; and McDonnell Douglas (now Boeing), where he analyzed eddy-current response of non-magnetic material.
  • TruePoint Inc. - In 2005 Dr. James helped found TruePoint Systems, an inventory management company, the first incubator company formed at CSULB.

Affiliations

Dr. James is a member of the American Institute of Physics, Optical Society of America, and is a Senior Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE). Dr. James served as Vice Chairman of Finance of the 4500 member IEEE Orange County Section. In 1985 he was elected Chairman.

Publications and Patents

He is the author of several articles and book chapters and holds 19 patents.

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