Working with several VESRI institutions and projects to improve climate modelling software, often with a focus on large numerical models and/or machine learning
Encouraging open and reproducible scientific software following FAIR principles.
Coding work can be viewed on my github .
Researcher on the
Using Satellite data to develop new boundary conditions for BAS radiation belt model and performing investigations into the Earth’s radiation belts.
Develop BAS model into a real-time operational model for use by UK Met Office.
Numerical work to improve the forecasting of volcanic ash plumes.
Part of the NERC R4AsH project. Teaching experience supervising students and undergraduate courses.
BA (First Class) and MEng (Distinction)
Specialism: Aeronautical and Mechanical Engineering
Dissertation: Computer Based Cycle Analysis
Proficient in: Fortran, Python
Learning: Rust, Julia
Have used: C, C++, Matlab
Proficient in UNIX/Linux systems and shell
Experience with HPC systems (MPI, slurm, spack)
git, GitHub, GitLab
(neo)vim, quarto, \(\LaTeX\)
Python ecosystem: Matplotlib, PyTorch, NumPy, SciPy, pandas, jupyter
Web development: Flask, Hugo, SQL, apache server management
English - native
German and French - basic working level (GCSE)
Swedish - basic
Fellow of the Cambridge Philosophical Society
Society of Research Software Engineering
European Geosciences Union
Atkinson JW and Denholm J
Glauert SA, Atkinson JW, Ross JP, and Horne RB
- Committee member (Papers Program)
Computational Methods and Applied Mathematics - PASC24
- Lead Convener
Interfacing machine learning and numerical modelling - challenges, successes, and lessons learned - EGU 24
- Peer Reviewer
Publicity and Outreach
Interview for the Dropbox Working Smarter series
How Cambridge scientists use machine learning to improve climate modeling
Co-supervisor of a masters student thesis: Developing a model for the distribution of electrons along Earth’s magnetic field lines, with comparisons to satellite data.
Part II Paper 10: Volcanology – Volcanic Plumes
Covering plume generation and structure, tephra deposition, and pyroclastic flows.
Engineering IB Paper 7 – Mathematics
Covering topics of Vector calculus, Partial differential equations, probability, and linear algebra.
Co-supervisor of two masters student theses in Geophysical Fluid mechanics:
- Experimental investigations of tidal vortices
- Eye stability in tropical cyclones
Part IIA Mechanical Papers:
- 3C5 - Dynamics
- 3C6 - Vibrations
Prizes and Awards
- 2019 - Cambridge Philisophical Society
2 Month Studentship to support completion of promising work.
- 2017 - UKFN
£800 Short Research Visit grant to fund experimental work in Oxford.
- 2017 - JFM and UKFN
Best presentation at the 2017 UK Fluids Conference
- 2017 - Cambridge University Enginnering Department
Best poster at department FETE conference
- 2016 - Peterhouse
Max Perutz Award of £1000 to fund experimental work as part of PhD
- 2015 -
ISTAT University Foundation Scholarship $6000 to aid undergraduate tuition
- 2013-2015 - Peterhouse
Routh prize for top BA (2014) and MEng (2015) Engineering result in college
William Heron Scholarship for academic performance
- 2009-2011 - The Minster School, Southwell
Starkey Scholarship for best A-level results
Eric Roberts Prize for best GCSE results
Other Activities and Achievements
Organiser of lunchtime talks on a variety of research software topics
2022 - present
List of past and future talks
Organiser of evening science talks at Peterhouse 2013 - 2018
Bronze, Silver, and Gold award holder
Keen competitor for university/club and county
Chair of City of Cambridge Bowmen
Captain/President, treasurer, webmaster, tournaments, and equipment officer for the university archery club.
Given club contribution award in 2014
Received BUTTS League Purple Badge recognising significant contribution to student archery in 2018
Records officer for Cambridgeshire Archery 2017 – 2021
Full Blue athlete for Cambridge University 2019
Keen musician with Grade 8 in French Horn and Grade 6 Piano
Member of various ensembles at school and university
Available upon request