James P. Hawkins
Adjunct Professor of Plant Pathology
With his formidable education, experience, and innovative prowess, James P. Hawkins is a powerful addition to the Fusion Farms team as our adjunct Professor of Plant Pathology.
James P. Hawkins began his career as a major in biology sciences at UC Irvine. Here, he worked as a lab assistant under Dr. Patrick Healy, focusing on early DNA research, and Prof. F. Sherwood Rowland, who won a Nobel Prize for proving that CFCs could destroy the Earth’s ozone layer.
After receiving dual Masters degrees in the Fine Arts and Education, James P. Hawkins started a landscaping company called A.R.T. (American Regional Triptych), developing several unique technologies to assist and enhance his business capabilities, such as deep watering systems with siphoned glycol ethers to encourage trees to develop deep root systems. This not only anchored them more effectively against heavy winds but also prevented them from breaking up surface concrete and paving with shallow root systems.
From 1990 onwards, James P. Hawkins worked with his father, Dr. John J Hawkins and fluid physicist Dr. Hassan Aref on the development of a saline water conversion system that could be operated at 40 psi, as opposed to current desalinization systems, which required over 400 psi to work effectively. And in 2014, he began work on an automatic treatment system for venous stasis ulcers.