James A. Ten Cate
Earth and Environmental Sciences Group
Los Alamos National Laboratory Los Alamos, NM 87545
Phone - (505) 665-6667
FAX - (505) 672-1953
Technical Skills Details
- Extensive ultrasonic instrumentation and measurement experience including knowledge of practical signal processing, computer-controlled motion control, geophones, microphones, hydrophones, accelerometers, underwater sources
- Advanced computer/numerical skills running simulations for data analysis; examples include nonlinear wave propagation in fluids, modelling of underwater wave propagation, and predicting array response and behavior
- High purity materials processing and high vacuum system experience
- Knowledge of the following operating systems and programming languages: UNIX, VAX/VMS, DOS, and in depth knowledge of Macintosh OS and software; also FORTRAN, C, and PostScript, with Parasol and LabVIEW for motion control and equipment interfacing. Use Matlab and Mathematica extensively for data analysis
- Scientific equipment repair and calibration and familiar with basic logic design
- Demonstrated writing and documentation skills: Publications, knowledge of HyperText Markup Language (HTML), Technical Editor for The Vintage Triumph (automobile) magazine, Newsletter Editor for local club
- Los Alamos National Laboratory
- Nonlinear Geophysics. Work primarily of an experimental nature designed to uncover and exploit the highly nonlinear properties of rock.
- Applied Research Laboratories
- Seismo-Acoustics, Acoustical Oceanography and some Shallow Water Reverberation. Worked primarily on analysis of geo-acoustic waves and conversion of ocean/acoustic waves to seafloor/interface waves. Also took part in sea experiments designed to assess the directional characteristics of an array of geophones on the seafloor.
- Applied Research Laboratories and The University of Texas at Austin
- Nonlinear Ultrasonics. Worked on experiments designed to study to interaction of nonlinear ultrasonic waves in water; also performed computer simulations with a powerful new model of nonlinear wave propagation and interaction; designed, built, and performed ultrasonic experiments using a computer-controlled motion/data acquisition system.
- Calvin College
- Teaching and Research. Taught Introductory Physics, Introduction to Physics and Astronomy, Digital Electronics, Electronics for Scientists and Engineers. Also filled in as Director of the Observatory.
- Cavin College
- Solid State Researcher. Performed experiments which measured the electrical properties of high purity rare earth metals Eu and Yb near their melting temperature under high vacuum.