Dr. James Curry
Department Chair and Associate Professor
Anita Riddle Excellence in Engineering Teaching Fellowship
Director of Online Programs and Outreach for the College of Engineering

Dr. James Curry

Research Areas

  • Logistics and Scheduling
  • Software Development
  • Natural Language Generation
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Optimization

Labs and Centers

Mariner Safety Research Initiative

Funded Projects

PI or CO-PI on 10 funded projects. The total value of these projects is over $1,500,000.
  • 2022/2023 ABS Bureau Safety Culture Survey, Dr. B. Craig (PI), Dr. James Curry.
  • Gulf Research Program, National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, Safer Offshore Energy systems Grants 4, Washington, DC, Developing an Integrated Offshore Energy Industry Safety Culture Evaluation and Improvement Toolbox, K. McSweeney – Project Director (PI) with Key Personnel: S. Arendt, B. Craig, J. Curry, W. Zhu, and J. Pray. Submitted April, 2019 for January 2020 – August 2022. Total Budget Requested $1,439,830. Lamar University’s Budget $204,059. With the American Bureau of Shipping (Lead Organization). Funded, January 2020.
  • Scholarships, Career Mentoring, Outreach and Advisement, Professional Societies and Engineering Learning Community (SCOPE) NSF S-STEM (Scholarship for STEM) grant. PI Dr. Zhu, CO-PIs: Dr. Curry, Dr. Craig, Dr. Zhou and Dr. Chu (September 1, 2015 to August 31, 2020) $625,300.
  • Development of the ASTM Standard for Injury and Illness Data Collection and Reporting and the ASTM Standard for Near Miss Collection and Reporting, Ship Operations Cooperative Program (SOCP), Woodinville, Washington, B. Craig – Principal Investigator with Co-PI’s: James Curry and Weihang Zhu (2014 – Present) $50,000.
  • Prototype Leading Indicator Tool, American Bureau of Shipping, Houston, Texas, Brian Craig  Principal Investigator with Co-PI’s: James Curry and Weihang Zhu (Fall 2010 – Present) $437,099. The system has performed safety culture assessments on seven international marine companies and government organizations. The results are used to develop and improve safety within the marine industry. My primary roles are report development, testing and data analysis.
  • Mariner Safety Program (formerly Mariner Personal Safety), American Bureau of Shipping, Houston, Texas, Brian Craig – Principal Investigator with Co-PI’s: James Curry and Weihang Zhu (Fall 2009 – Present) $469,402. The project developed an international mariner personal safety data system representing 31 international marine companies and government organizations. To date over 100,000, near miss and injury events have been collected and studied. My primary roles are data collection and database design.
  • Co-PI with Dr. Victor Zaloom on Army Material Command fellows Masters program. This Masters of Engineering program provides degrees to army civilian personnel. My primary responsibilities were writing the proposal, developing degree plans, developing distance education procedures and advising students. One group of 11 students completed the program. (December 2009- December 2011).
  • CO-PI with Dr. Zhu PI and Dr. H. Lou CO-PI on a grant to use Agent-based Modeling and Simulation for Hazardous Waste Reverse Logistics. (Sept 2008 - August 2009).
  • Modeling wood procurement policies for a paper mill (March 2008- December 2008).
  • Data capture and reporting for  a local manufacturing company. (Fall 2006 – Fall 2007)
  • Internal research enhancement grant on the vehicle routing problem. (Academic year 2008). A student completed his M.S. thesis on this topic.