Dr James Carson

Senior Lecturer

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

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

Teaching Commitments

Recent Publications

  • Carson, J. K., & East, A. R. (2017). The cold chain in New Zealand – A review. International Journal of Refrigeration. doi:10.1016/j.ijrefrig.2017.09.019

  • Carson, J. K. (2017). Use of simple thermal conductivity models to assess the reliability of measured thermal conductivity data. International Journal of Refrigeration, 74, 456-462. doi:10.1016/j.ijrefrig.2016.10.024

  • Deng, L., Carson, J. K., & Swan, J. (2017). Effect of microwave pre-treatment on air-drying orange (Beauregard) kumara slices. Food New Zealand, 17, 28-31. Open Access version:

  • Carson, J. K., & Alsowailem, M. (2017). Thermal Diffusivity of Copper/Linear-low-density Polyethylene Composites. Polymers and Polymer Composites, 25(6), 447-452. Retrieved from

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Contact Details

Room: EF.3.01
Phone: +64 7 838 4206