James Scire's research focuses on the development of novel optical sensor systems for combustion, fluid mechanics, and various other applications. He has considerable experience in the development of rugged optical systems that can be mounted in harsh environments, including on running jet engines.

His research interests also include the development of software for the simulation of combustion, radiation heat transfer, and photonic devices. Scire received his Ph.D. and his master's degree in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering from Princeton University, and his bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering from The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art.

Recent Projects/Research

  • Infrared Spectral Modeling for Gas Temperature
  • Digital Holography for the Study of Droplets and Sprays


  • Markham, J., Cosgrove, J., Scire, J. Jr., Haldeman, C., & Agoos, I. (2014), “Aircraft engine-mounted camera system for long wavelength infrared imaging of in-service thermal barrier coated turbine blades” Review of Scientific Instruments 85, 124902.

Courses Taught at New York Tech

  • AENG360: Aerodynamics
  • AENG463: Propulsion
  • MENG240: Applied Thermodynamics
  • MENG340: Fluid Mechanics
  • MENG346: Energy Conversion
  • MENG349: Heat Transfer

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