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James C. Weatherall

Ph.D., University of Colorado, Boulder
B.S., California Institute of Technology

Jim is a physical scientist with the Department of Homeland Security. He oversees the development of new methods and technologies detecting and identifying security threats. His research has earned more than eleven patents, including those below:

  • Resonant System and Method of Determining a Dielectric Constant of a Sample,
    patent US 9,841,448 B2;
  • Development of a Contrast Phantom for Active Millimeter Wave Imaging Systems,
    patent US 9,075,132 B2;
  • Method for Identifying Materials using Dielectric Properties through Active Millimeter Wave Illumination,
    patent US 8,946,641 B2;      
          including patents awarded in 2019, 
  • Contrast Phantom for Passive Millimeter Wave Imaging Systems,
    patent US 10, 197, 451 B2;
  • Artificial Skin and Human Phantom for Use in Active Millimeter Wave Imaging Systems,
    patent US 10,267,904 B2.
photo (above, right): Jim receiving award from President and CEO of Battelle, Lou Von Thaer, at the 2019 Celebration of Solvers event in Columbus.

His work is described in the IEEE publication, Spectral Signatures for Identifying Explosives with Wideband Millimeter-Wave Illumination. Jim was recognized for his patents by the DHS at a ceremony in Washington, D.C. in 2015. He presented his research at  the 2018, 2019, 2022, 2023 and 2024  SPIE Defense + Commercial Sensing Conference, the published 2018 proceedings can be read here, and the published 2019 proceedings here.

Kate Weatherall

B.S., New Mexico Institute of Mining & Technology

Kate is a technical writer, technical editor, and web developer working in the scientific, computing and academic communities for more than two decades. Her passion in designing, developing, and producing effective websites led her to form Weatherall Technical Applications in 2001.  Her experience as a photographer adds dimension to her work and, through her lens, enjoys capturing the dynamics of events and  celebrations. She has served as a religion teacher and volunteers her time at charities within the area.

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