Dr Jacob Shaw


Dr Jacob Shaw is a research associate at the University of Manchester. His work is focussed on quantifying greenhouse gas emission fluxes from UK hydraulic fracturing facilities and oil and gas platforms in the North Sea. Jacob is also involved in the analysis of atmospheric composition data from aircraft field campaigns conducted in Africa. Jacob received his PhD from the University of York in 2019, after studying the rates of reactions between atmospheric radicals and trace gases.
Adil Shah is currently working towards a PhD in the Atmospheric Sciences, funded by the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC), at the Centre for Atmospheric Science at the University of Manchester. His research involves the investigation of facility scale methane emission fluxes using a local scale unmanned aerial vehicle sampling.
Both work under the supervision of Professor Grant Allen. Grant is the work package leader of a project funded by BEIS to characterise the atmospheric baseline of greenhouse gases in shale gas areas (Blackpool and Kirby Misperton). In 2018, this project also involves the detection and quantification of greenhouse gas emissions (especially methane) from the UK’s first active shale gas exploratory well in Blackpool using a range of in situ (fixed site) monitoring and drone surveys. This activity is complemented by Grant’s involvement as a PI on the NERC EQUIPT4RISK project.