James Powell

Solar Turbines
San Diego, CA

BS and MS Mechanical engineering San Diego State University
Professor for Mechanical Engineering SDSU, UCLA, USD
Math Prfessor SDSU, Santa Monica Cit College

Masters thesis in Biomechanical Engineering.
Currently a Industrial Gas Turbine Design Engineer, Solar Turbines Caterpillar

Past Chair ASME for San Diego 2008 and 2009
Member of ASM for San Diego

Specialize in Fatigue analysis methods and non-linear mechanics. Examples
are creep, crack growth, hyperelasticity. Also teach finite element courses
for ASME, UCLA and SDSU.

Work in material property database systems for high temperature alloys.
Work in computational analysis and modeling for mechanical design.

Judge the Greater Science and Engineering Fair for San Diego for the
past 12 years.