Research & Development, Analytical Services and Consulting in Advanced Sensors, Materials and Fuels
Mr. James R. Markham, Chief Executive Officer
graduated from Wesleyan University in 1984 (M.A. in chemistry) and from the
University of Hartford in 1981 (B.S. in chemistry). Mr. Markham joined AFR in January 1983.
Presently he is a research group manager (since 1992) and the CEO (since 1998).
His experience includes 60 publications, three patents and numerous
presentations. His research has been supported by contracts and grants from
federal, state and private sector organizations with focus on innovative
methods for measurements of temperature, radiative properties, process emissions
and unstable combustion. He has demonstrated new measurement capabilities at
turbine engine test cells, a high flux solar furnace, black liquor recovery
boilers, a glass kiln, a coal-fired boiler, a chemical incinerator, and
government labs and military bases. He has delivered new instruments to the Air
Force, Army and private sector to satisfy important measurement needs. Mr.
Markham has received two R&D 100 Awards (2008, 1994), an Air Force Technical
Achievement Excellence Award (2004), and was recognized by the Connecticut
Department of Environmental Protection for implementing energy efficient
technology (2002). The International Society for Automation (ISA) presented him
with the Major Charles Bassett
R&D 100 Award Winner 2012, 2008, 2001, 1996, and 1995