Jim Thomson
Associate Professor
Environmental Fluid Mechanics

Jim Thomson

1013 NE 40th St, Box 355640
Applied Physics Lab
University of Washington
Seattle, WA 98105
Phone: (206) 616-0858  •  Fax: (206) 543-6785
Email: jthomson@apl.washington.edu

Jim was raised on the coast of Maine and worked in the sailing industry prior to beginning a career in environmental fluid mechanics. After completing a PhD in MIT's joint program with the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, he joined the University of Washington's Applied Physics Lab in 2006. In 2009, he began a joint appointment in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. He studies ocean surface waves and coastal processes by combining field observations and remote sensing techniques.

A detailed CV is available here.

A list of current projects is available here.