AnalystForecast Department, Development Section, Production Servicespage tabs Profile Summary: James Hawkes has a professional background in engineering, computational fluid dynamics and high-performance computing. In particular, James has undertaken extensive research on the strong scalability of numerical methods. Currently, James is working on the Hermes data processing service, used to compute derived meteorological products on cloud based systems. Career background: PhD on Chaotic Methods for the Strong Scalability of CFD, University of Southampton, UK. 2013-2017. MEng. Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering, University of Southampton, UK. 2009-2013.