Associate Professor James Carson

James Carson

Associate Professor of Chemical Engineering

Qualifications: B.E.(Hons), M.E. Canterbury, PhD Massey

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About James

The main theme of James' research is the application of heat transfer and thermodynamic analysis to practical problems, most commonly related to refrigeration. Early on in his research career most of his research outputs were related to thermal properties measurement and modelling and thermal process modelling, with applications mainly related to food refrigeration. More recently he has focused more on improving the performance of vapour compression cycles as part of the Ahuora programme

Papers Taught

Research Interests

  • Measurement and prediction of thermal properties
  • Refrigeration. Download a free textbook: Refrigeration: Theory And Applications
  • Food engineering
  • Thermodynamics and heat and mass transfer in general

Recent Publications

  • Hoang, D. K., Olatunji, J. R., Lovatt, S. J., & Carson, J. K. (2022). Simulation of an industrial cheese chilling process. International Journal of Refrigeration, 133, 41-50. doi:10.1016/j.ijrefrig.2021.10.016

  • Hoang, D. K., Lovatt, S. J., Olatunji, J. R., & Carson, J. K. (2021). Improved prediction of thermal properties of refrigerated foods. Journal of Food Engineering, 297. doi:10.1016/j.jfoodeng.2021.110485

  • Carson, J. K. (2021). A Versatile Effective Thermal Diffusivity Model for Porous Materials. International Journal of Thermophysics, 42(10). doi:10.1007/s10765-021-02893-y

  • Bolzoni, L., Carson, J. K., & Yang, F. (2021). Combinatorial structural-analytical models for the prediction of the mechanical behaviour of isotropic porous pure metals. Acta Materialia, 207. doi:10.1016/j.actamat.2021.116664 Open Access version:

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Contact Details

Email: [email protected]
Room: EF.3.01
Phone: +64 7 838 4206