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Professor Patrick James BSc PhD CEng FCIBSE

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Professor Patrick James is a Professor of Energy and Buildings within Engineering and Physical Sciences at the University of Southampton.

His research is based on understanding energy use in the built environment whether this is at home, at work or at a broader urban scale. He is a specialist in micro-generation technologies including solar thermal, photovoltaics, micro-wind and micro-CHP

Current major projects span Energy for Development (rural electrification in Africa, FORTIS UNUM, DESIREABLE) and residential energy use in both the private and social housing sectors. He is the Principle Investigator of LATENT, an EPSRC funded study looking into the potential of heat as a service to support the decarbonisation of electrical (heat pump) heating in the UK.

He is the Director of Programmes for postgraduate taught energy, overseeing the (i) MSc Energy and Sustainability, and (ii) MSc Sustainable Energy Technologies programmes. He is an Associate Editor of the IET Renewable Power Generation Journal and an energy based research assessor for several national funding agencies. He is the external examiner at Heriot-Watt University for their MSc Energy programme.

He specialises in energy in the built environment, where he teaches modules related to (i) energy performance assessment, (ii) climate change and settlements, (iii) energy resources and (iv) bioclimatic design.

Patrick is a co-author of the CCWeatherGen and CCWorldWeatherGen software tools (see www.energy.soton.ac.uk - publications) used to morph building simulation weather files to incorporate climate change projections. He is the lead author of several major studies including the national micro-wind trial for the Energy Saving Trust (Location, location, location: domestic small-scale wind field trial report, and an assessment of heat recovery from UK power stations for the ICE (Why waste heat?).

He is a co-author of CIBSE TM guide ‘TM53: 2013, Refurbishment of non-domestic buildings' published in September 2013.

PhD, University of Southampton, 1994

BSc, Physics, University of Southampton, 1991

Research interests

Professor Patrick James is a Professor of Energy and Buildings within Engineering and Physical Sciences at the University of Southampton.

His research is based on understanding energy use in the built environment whether this is at home, at work or at a broader urban scale. He is a specialist in micro-generation technologies including solar thermal, photovoltaics, micro-wind and micro-CHP

Reburbishment of buildings
Reburbishment of buildings
Energy for Development in Kenya
Energy for Development in Kenya
Micro wind turbines
Micro wind turbines

Research group

Sustainable Energy

Affiliate research groups

Solar assisted electrical and thermal demand reduction in Saudi Arabia Housing (co-I), Demand Side Renewables for Agricultural Base Load Energy (DeSiRABLE) (PI), Seamless Engaging Home Services: Making Efficiency Desirable (SENSE) (PI), SAVE: Solent Achieving Value from Efficiency (co-I), THERMOSS: Building and district thermal retrofit and management solutions (co-I), CareTeam – Adult Support Digital Platform (co-I)

Research project(s)

Fortis Unum: Clustering Mini-Gird Networks to Widen Energy Access and Enhance Utility Network Resilience

(E4D) Replication of Rural Decentralised off-grid Electricity Generation through Technology and Business Innovation

Community Based Initiatives in Energy Saving

SAVE: Solent Achieving Value from Efficiency

APERIO: Low cost façade management in naturally ventilated buildings

Transforming Energy Demand through Digital Innovation - Intelligent Agents for Home Energy Management

(Liveable Cities)Transforming the Engineering of Cities to Deliver Societal and Planetary Wellbeing

REPLENISH – Reimagining Places and Engineering Infrastructure Systems for Health

Director of Programmes for Postgraduate Taught Energy and Admissions Tutor for MSc Energy and Sustainability.

Trustee of The Environment Centre, Southampton.

PhD Supervision

Prof James is currently supervising PhD students across a range of energy topics. These include looking at city, region and national energy challenges in UK, Saudi Arabia, Sudan and Bangladesh contexts.

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Code Title Role
CENV2034 Livable Cities Module Lead
CENV2035 City Infrastructure Design Project Lecturer
CENV6090  ENERGY RESOURCES AND ENGINEERING Lecturer
CENV6145  CLIMATIC DESIGN OF BUILDINGS AND CITIES Coordinator
CENV6147  CLIMATE CHANGE, ENERGY AND SETTLEMENTS Coordinator
CENV6148  ENERGY PERFORMANCE ASSESSMENT OF BUILDINGS Coordinator
SESG6041 Introduction to Energy Technologies, Environment and Sustainability Module Lead
SESM6032 Sustainable Energy Systems, Resources and Usage Lecturer
Professor Patrick James
Engineering, University of Southampton, Southampton Boldrewood Innovation Campus, Burgess Road, Southampton, SO16 7QF

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