James (Jim) Carr, Ph.D.

James (Jim) Carr

Contact Information


  • Ph.D. 1983, University of Arizona; geological engineering
  • M.S. 1981, University of Arizona; geological engineering
  • B.S. 1979, University of Nevada, Reno (with distinction); geological engineering

Research/Outreach Areas:

Assessing the risk to the Truckee River of contamination due to an accident on rail or highway; NASA Space Grant Consortium, one of two authors of the original grant proposal that brought Space Grant to Nevada in 1991; using fractals to model the roughness of surfaces; digital image processing and the combination of geostatistical analysis with remote sensing.

Relevant Past Experience:

Inclinometer installation in West Virginia for monitoring ground subsidence due to coal longwall mining; finite element modeling for simulating the stress and strain performance of fractured media; fracture surface roughness characterization for the Army Waterways Experiment Station, Vicksburg, Mississippi; supporting role in digital image processing that resulted in the identification of dust devils in Mars Pathfinder images.