James Mason is a PhD researcher at The University of Manchester. His research focuses on emissions abatement through the use of wind propulsion technology on vessels within the international shipping sector. Working alongside Dr Paul Gilbert, Dr John Broderick and Professor Alice Larkin, James is looking at how weather data can be used to model optimal routes for vessels with wind propulsion technologies installed. The aim of the research is to apply this technique in real-world scenarios to find international shipping routes that minimise fossil fuel consumption. This builds on a model previously developed at the Tyndall Centre by Dr Michael Traut.
James Mason graduated from The University of Manchester in 2016 with an integrated Master’s degree in Physics. His master's project involved work on a dilution refrigerator which successfully cooled liquid helium to 100mK. He has also undertaken an internship at The University of Manchester which involved statistically modelling the emission spectra of laser nanowires.