James Westover

James is a third year graduate student at the University of Central Florida. For his undergraduate degrees, he attended the University of Rochester and received a Bachelors of Science in Physics and a Bachelors of Science in Applied Mathematics. While at the University of Rochester, he worked in the Cooling and Trapping (CAT) group on a microsecond resolution experimental timing control system for their Bose-Einstein Condensate lab. While there, he developed skills in systems administration and various cluster architecture. He has also worked as a freelance programmer specializing in data analysis with novel approaches to parallelization. Since then, he has received a Masters of Science in Physics from UCF and has been at fellow at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology’s Institute for Solid State Physics in Karlsruhe, Germany. Currently, his research focus is on computational studies of material properties, specifically at material interfaces.