Hi! I'm James Harper, Researcher, Engineer, and Educator. I provide comprehensive research, engineering, and education services that improve lives in low-resource communities around the world. I'm from the USA and currently live in Colorado with my wife, son, and dog.
Comprehensive research provides reliable results that can be used to make evidence-based impacts in the real world that improve peoples' lives.
The research services I provide include:
Survey instrument development
Report, presentation, and video creation
Report-to-journal-article conversion based on science communication principles
Editing for content and English language
My topic specialties include:
Behavior and decision-making (household and individual)
Preferences and willingness to pay for products and product attributes (e.g., discrete choice experiments)
Sanitation, water and power production
The right infrastructure must be constructed for a given context, but that infrastructure must also be constructed right.
The engineering services I provide include:
Complete engineering, including conceptualization, design, analysis, construction management and maintenance management, of...
Water treatment systems (community- or household-scale)
Sanitation systems, including onsite (e.g., pit latrines), community-scale, schools, and off-site fecal sludge treatment facilities
Housing and general building construction, including earthquake-resistant designs
Solar and wind power systems
Visualizations (e.g., CAD)
Report, presentation and video creation
Knowledge is necessary to affect change but must be supported by experience-based confidence in applying that knowledge.
The education services I provide include:
Project-based engineering education for K-12 and university-level students with a focus on impactful science and math, including...
Environmentally friendly design (e.g., Earth Bench)
Computer programming with web-based interfaces, sensors and mechatronics
Science and math for K-12 at any level
Curriculum development and review
Speaking about my experiences as a researcher or engineer
Please contact me to enquire about my services or collaborating with me.
Discounted rates and pro bono services available for customers from low-resource communities.