Professor at National Academy of Sciences
Areas of Practice
James B. Cole is an interdisciplinary physicist, who specializes in computational optics and photonics. He was a research physicist at several US national laboratories. He was a US National Research Council Fellow at the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, and a visiting Scientist at RIKEN (Photodynamics Laboratory in Sendai, Japan). Dr. Cole is a former professor at the University of Tsukuba, where he developed high precision algorithms to simulate light propagation in complicated structures. Lately he has been a senior research fellow of the US National Academy of Sciences.
Dr. Cole is the author of numerous academic journal articles and lately a book,
J. B. Cole and S. Banerjee, “Computing the Flow of Light, the Nonstandard FDTD Methodology for Photonics Design,” SPIE Press, 2017, https://spie.org/Publications/Book/2250613?SSO=1.
Dr. Cole specializes in FDTD simulations of light propagation in complicated subwavelength structures (such as photonic crystals, and waveguides) and though non-homogeneous environments.