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Professor Michael R. W. Walmsley

Professor

Qualifications: BE (Chem & Mat) Auckland, PhD Auckland, MAIChE, MAppita

Personal Website: http://www.waikato.ac.nz/staff-profiles/people/walmsley/_recache

Research Interests

Innovative development of process and mechanical engineering techniques for reducing energy use and carbon emissions for industrial processes and national energy systems. Involves analysis and methodology development in Heat Integration, Total Site and regional integration, integration and utilisation of renewables, process optimisation, retrofit of Heat Exchange Networks (HEN) and industrial utility systems, reduction of key environmental and societal footprints, biorefineries and industrial clusters.

Teaching Commitments

Expertise

Energy

Process Integration Energy Sector Planning

Recent Publications

  • Walmsley, M. R. W., Lal, N. S., Walmsley, T. G., & Atkins, M. J. (2017). A modified energy transfer diagram for heat exchanger network retrofit bridge analysis. Chemical Engineering Transactions, 61, 907-912. doi:10.3303/CET1761149 Open Access version: https://hdl.handle.net/10289/11506

  • Walmsley, T. G., Atkins, M. J., Walmsley, M. R. W., Philipp, M., & Peesel, R. -H. (2017). Process and utility systems integration and optimisation for ultra-low energy milk powder production. Energy. doi:10.1016/j.energy.2017.04.142

  • 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/j.energy.2016.12.071

  • Walmsley, T. G., Walmsley, M. R. W., & Atkins, M. J. (2017). Energy return on energy and carbon investment of wind energy farms: A case study of New Zealand. Journal of Cleaner Production, 167, 885-895. doi:10.1016/j.jclepro.2017.08.040

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Contact Details

Email: michael.walmsley@waikato.ac.nz
Room: EF.2.02
Phone: +64 7 838 4701
Cellphone: 027 5734293