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West, James

West, James

Adjunct Professor
Civil and Environmental Engineering


Ph.D., North Texas State University, 1983

M.A., University of Texas Austin, 1978

B.A., University of Texas Austin, 1976

UMD’s CEE Department Looks Ahead to New Location

Zupnik Hall will provide new space for a fast-growing department.

Clark School's Online Engineering Programs Ascend to No. 12 National Rank

The A. James Clark School of Engineering at the University of Maryland rose to No. 12 among online graduate engineering programs in the U.S., according to rankings released today by U.S. News & World Report.

Assessing Nuclear Risk: CEE, ME Faculty Collaborate on New Tools

Research aims to explore updates to risk assessment tools and methods used by the nuclear industry.

Assessing Natural Hazard Risks to Nuclear Facilities

The DOE has awarded nearly $800,000 to a team led by assistant professor Michelle (Shelby) Bensi.

How COVID Complicates a Historic Hurricane Season

As Sally Aims for Gulf Coast, Expert Urges Broader Thinking About Disaster Resilience, and Believing the Science

2020 Undergraduate Honors and Awards

Sixty-eight undergraduate students from the A. James Clark School of Engineering were recognized with 2020 Annual Engineering Honors and Awards.

UMD’s Civil and Environmental Engineering Department in Top 25

Program rises to #16 among public universities.

UMD Presents New Research at TRB Annual Meeting

Papers and poster sessions addressed topics ranging from crash data analysis to tracking the outcomes of major highway projects.

Galloway Briefs Congress on Improved Flood Management

A leading water resources expert outlines steps needed for greater resilience.

Measuring Snow From Space

 UMD's Bart Forman and NASA colleagues are developing a new simulation tool that can determine the best method.

Welcome, NAE Members

The Clark School welcomes six National Academy Engineering members who will be returning to or joining our faculty this fall.

Looking For Freshwater In All the Snowy Places

A team led by UMD professor Bart Forman is developing a tool to help satellites measure the water content of snow.

Galloway: Midwestern floods part of a global problem

The trend towards increased severe flooding is set to continue worldwide, says UMD's Gerald Galloway.

With Engineering Projects, UMD Students Seek to Boost Education Access, Public Health, and Sustainability

EWB and MDSE partner with communities to improve quality of life locally and abroad.

CEE Alumnus Named Fellow of ASCE and Structural Engineering Institute

David Harris B.S. '73 worked for 35 years in the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation.

UMD Resilience Experts Share Best Practices with Chinese Delegation

The meeting was part of the Department of State's International Visitor Leadership Program.

UMD Solar Decathlon Team Takes 1st Place in the U.S., 2nd Place in the World

Team Maryland Wins Silver at the 2017 Solar Decathlon

UMD Research Empowers Leaner Bus Systems for Schools

Created for the Howard County Public School System in Maryland, UMD's bus system optimization tool is potentially applicable to most school systems

Project Management Symposium Features Lockheed Martin, NNSA, PMO Strategies Keynotes

CEE's Project Management Center for Excellence draws largest-ever symposium crowd.

Underwriters Laboratories President to Speak at Winter Commencement

Williams to deliver commencement remarks on Dec. 21.

UMD Clark School Highlights Disaster Resilience at Mpact Week

Five-day event focused on role of engineers in disaster prevention, mitigation, and response.

UMD Clark School Names Top 25 Source Schools

Annual list recognizes Maryland high schools that send the most students to the Clark School.

UMD-Designed WaterShed to Open at Pepco Sustainability Center Dedication

WaterShed sustainable structure was the winner of the 2011 U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon.

Clark School Names Top 25 Source Schools

Annual list recognizes Maryland high schools that send the most students to the Clark School.

Clark School Names 2012-13 Top 25 Source Schools

List recognizes Maryland high schools that send the most students to the Clark School.

DoE Selects UMD as One of Six Lead Universities For National Clean Energy Business Plan Competition

Mtech is selected as the PI; UMD and ACC Partners receive a three-year, $360,000 grant to spur a new generation of clean energy ventures in the southeastern United States.

Khalifa University Names Skibniewski Engineering Dean

Civil engineering professor joins Khalifa University of Science Technology and Research August 1.

Tarnoff Offers Hampton Roads Bridge-Tunnel Recommendation, Gets Media Attention

Philip Tarnoff offers recommendation for improved management of HRBT and gets media coverage.

Clark School to Offer New Graduate Certificate for Technology Entrepreneurs

Innovation is the key for technology entrepreneurs to drive economic growth by bringing their ideas to market.

CATT Researcher Leads New Transportation Study

CATT Researcher Stan Young is taking the lead on a new transportation study in Kansas

Engineers Without Borders Installs Solar Systems in Burkina Faso

Sustainable power sources help illuminate community in developing African country.

Announcing Dr. Gerald E. Galloway, Jr. as IWR's 2007 Maass-White Visiting Scholar

He will be engaged in several national efforts to develop and infuse new approaches to U.S. water resources planning and management