Dr James R Neale

Leader Energy Research 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

  • Atkins, M. J., Neale, J. R., Wu, Y. H., & Walmsley, M. R. W. (2018). Regional and national greenhouse gas emissions reduction planning. Chemical Engineering Transactions, 70, 19-24. doi:10.3303/CET1870004

  • Lal, N. S., Walmsley, T. G., Atkins, M. J., Walmsley, M. R. W., & Neale, J. R. (2018). Solving complex retrofit problems using constraints and bridge analysis. Chemical Engineering Transactions, 70, 1951-1956. doi:10.3303/CET1870326

  • Ong, B. H. Y., Walmsley, T. G., Atkins, M. J., Walmsley, M. R. W., Neale, J. R., & Varbanov, P. S. (2018). Optimising energy recovery in hydrothermal liquefaction of radiata pine and Kraft mill black liquor. Chemical Engineering Transactions, 70, 1009-1014. doi:10.3303/CET1870169

  • Lal, N. S., Atkins, M. J., Walmsley, M. R. W., Neale, J. R., & Walmsley, T. G. (2018). Accounting for stream variability in retrofit problems using Monte Carlo simulation. Chemical Engineering Transactions, 70, 1015-1020. doi:10.3303/CET1870170

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Contact Details

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