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Associate Professor Michael Walmsley

Associate Professor

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

Research Interests

Dr Michael Walmsley is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Engineering and a Project Leader in the School of Science and Engineering's Energy Research Group. He has teaching and research expertise in fluid mechanics, applied thermodynamics and multiphase separation processes, and industrial experience in pulp and paper processing and milk powder processing.

Research Supervised

Current research projects he is supervising include:

  • Examination of axial and entry effects in a pulp pressure screen using numerical and experimental methods – PhD student Martin Atkins.
  • Optimising energy use in non-continuous processes through advanced pinch technology – PhD student Andrew Morrison.
  • Energy optimisation of air heaters in milk spray driers – PhD student Jonas Hoffman-Vocke.
  • Maximising heat recovery in milk powder plants for energy optimisation – PhD student Omar Lenfesty.
  • Reducing deposition in exhaust ducts and cyclones of milk spray driers in milk powder plants – PhD student Songxin Zhao.
  • Air leak detection of compressed air using acoustic methods – ME student Hamish Wolstencroft.
  • Numerical modelling of air flow in circular and rectangular ducts – Post Doc Jeremy Wu.
  • Development of a vertical axis turbine for tidal energy generation – BE student final year project Richard Upperton.
  • Optimum design of pipelines for transporting solid-wood fibre-water slurries - BE student final year project Karl Jamison.

Recent Publications

  • Walmsley, T. G., Atkins, M. J., Neale, J. R., Walmsley, M. R. W., Philipp, M., & Peesel, R. H. (2016). Process and utility design and integration for ultra-energy efficient milk powder production. In 19th Conference on Process Integration, Modelling and Optimisation for Energy Saving and Pollution Reduction. Conference held in Prague, Czech Republic.

  • Tarighaleslami, A. H., Walmsley, T. G., Atkins, M. J., Walmsley, M. R. W., & Neale, J. R. (2016). Heat transfer enhancement for site level indirect heat recovery systems using nanofluids as the intermediate fluid. Applied Thermal Engineering, 8 pages. doi:10.1016/j.applthermaleng.2016.03.132 Open Access version: hdl:10289/10124

  • Atkins, M. J., Walmsley, T. G., Ong, B. H. Y., Walmsley, M. R. W., & Neale, J. R. (2016). Application of P-graph techniques for efficient the use of wood processing residues in biorefineries. In 19th Conference on Process Integration, Modelling and Optimisation for Energy Saving and Pollution Reduction. Conference held in Prague, Czech Republic.

  • Walmsley, M. R. W., Walmsley, T. G., Atkins, M. J., & Neale, J. R. (2016). Sustainable milk powder production using enhanced process integration and 100% renewable energy. In 19th Conference on Process Integration, Modelling and Optimisation for Energy Saving and Pollution Reduction. Conference held in Prague, Czech Republic.

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Contact Details

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