Profile: Dan Williams
Project title: The Contribution of Microsoft Technology and Innovation in Creating a Low Carbon Environment in the UK
Partner organisation: Microsoft
I am passionate about the environment and technology and believe that technology can enable us to create a more sustainable and environmental world. I am working with Microsoft UK and perform research into Environmentally Sustainable Technologies. I focus upon ways in which various technologies including hardware and software can aid in promoting, creating and managing environmental sustainability and reduce overall impact on the environment. My position within Microsoft UK allows for a unique blend of academia and corporate thinking to come together which greatly contributes to research that is focused upon real world and current issues.
I am currently focused upon the quantification and communication of environmental impacts. My current projects are researching the impacts of electronic software distribution compared to traditional distribution methods. I am also focusing on how specific software products impact the environment and sustainability. You can view my first research project, which has been published on the Microsoft UK website.