James W. Rottman
Faculty-Adjunct, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Academic-Contingent Worker, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
His research interests focus on meteorology and oceanography and include theoretical, numerical and experimental studies of internal waves, gravity currents, wake flows, turbulence, and mixing in stratified fluids.
James W. Rottman received his Ph.D. in Engineering Physics from the Department of Applied Mechanics and Engineering Sciences at the University of California, San Diego in 1978. Since then he has held research positions at the University of Cambridge, North Carolina State University, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center and the Naval Research Laboratory in Washington, DC. He currently is a senior scientist in the Naval Hydrodynamics Division of Science Applications International Corporation. He joined the MAE adjunct faculty in March 2000.