Dr James R Neale

Leader Energy Rseaerch Centre

Qualifications: BE (Mech), ME (Mech), PhD, CMRP, CMRT

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Research Interests

Industrial energy efficiency, condition monitoring, computational thermo-fluids, computational and experimental aeroacoustics, integration of renewable energy into industrial applications, compressed air systems, steam systems, industrial liquid and gaseous flow optimisation and numerical simulation of industrial scale systems.

Research Supervised


  • Walmsley, Timothy (2014). Heat integrated milk powder production. (chief supervisor Michael Walmsley).


  • Zhao, SongXin (2009). Experimental and numerical investigations of skim milk powder stickiness and deposition mechanisms.

Recent Publications

  • Tarighaleslami, A. H., Walmsley, T. G., Atkins, M. J., Walmsley, M. R. W., Liew, P. Y., & Neale, J. R. (2017). A unified Total Site Heat Integration targeting method for isothermal and non-isothermal utilities. Energy, 119, 10-25. doi:10.1016/

  • Tarighaleslami, A. H., Walmsley, T. G., Atkins, M. J., Walmsley, M. R. W., & Neale, J. R. (2017). A comparison of utility heat exchanger network synthesis for total site heat integration methods. Chemical Engineering Transactions, 61, 775-780. doi:10.3303/CET1761127 Open Access version:

  • Colson, C., & Neale, J. (2017). A Strategic Approach to Plant Optimization. Energy Engineering: Journal of the Association of Energy Engineering, 114(4), 33-46. doi:10.1080/01998595.2017.11876934

  • Atkins, M. J., Walmsley, T. G., Philipp, M., Walmsley, M. R. W., & Neale, J. R. (2017). Carbon emissions efficiency and economics of combined heat and power in New Zealand. Chemical Engineering Transactions, 61, 733-738. doi:10.3303/CET1761120 Open Access version:

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Contact Details

Room: F.2.08A
Phone: +64 7 858 5179