Dr. James O’Neill

Role: Software Development Scientist

Email: earjjo@leeds.ac.uk

Telephone: +44 (0) 113 343 8668

Website: http://www.see.leeds.ac.uk/people/j.oneill


I obtained my undergraduate degree in Mathematics with Engineering from the University of Nottingham in 2009. I then completed a one-year taught masters in Applied Meteorology and Climatology at the University of Birmingham before working as a scientific software developer for two years at a dispersion modelling company in Cambridge (CERC). I returned to Birmingham to complete my PhD in the field of meteorology, looking specifically at improving turbulence parameterisations in large-eddy simulation (LES) models for boundary-layer-scale and street-canyon-scale flows. I then took a postdoctoral researcher position at the University of Cambridge before briefly returning to CERC, and finally moving to Leeds to start my current role.



MSc (Applied Meteorology and Climatology)

MMath (Mathematics with Engineering)

Research Interests

Atmospheric dispersion modelling

Large-eddy simulation

Atmospheric turbulence

Scientific computer programming


Atmospheric Dispersion Models: ADMS, CALPUFF

LES Models: RAMS, Fluidity, OpenFOAM

GIS Models: Surfer, ArcGIS

Programming Languages

Fortran, Python, R, MATLAB, VBA, C/C++

Scripting Languages

Bash (+Python)

Programming Techniques

matplotlib, Iris and CISTools, Flask web application framework, …