I am James Shaw, a PhD student in the Department of Meteorology at the University of Reading. I am developing numerical methods for atmospheric flows on arbitrary meshes using the OpenFOAM computational fluid dynamics library, supervised by Hilary Weller and John Methven at the University of Reading, and Terry Davies at the UK Met Office.
Prior to this, I attained a Masters degree in Atmosphere, Ocean and Climate. My dissertation, also supervised by Hilary Weller, compared alternative representations of mountains in idealised atmospheric simulations. I continued this research in my PhD and have had an article accepted for publication in Monthly Weather Review, coauthored by Hilary Weller.
Before returning to academia, I was a software developer, working with the server engineering team headed by the TDD guru, Colin Vipurs. In particular, I helped to develop REST, redis and Amazon DynamoDB infrastructure in Java.