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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; Engineering

Process Integration Energy Sector Planning

Recent Publications

  • Bertram, D. V., Tarighaleslami, A. H., Walmsley, M. R. W., Atkins, M. J., & Glasgow, G. D. E. (2020). A systematic approach for selecting suitable wave energy converters for potential wave energy farm sites. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, 132. doi:10.1016/j.rser.2020.110011

  • Tarighaleslami, A. H., Ghannadzadeh, A., Atkins, M. J., & Walmsley, M. R. W. (2020). Environmental life cycle assessment for a cheese production plant towards sustainable energy transition: Natural gas to biomass vs. natural gas to geothermal. Journal of Cleaner Production, 275. doi:10.1016/j.jclepro.2020.122999

  • Bertram, D. V., Bostock, H., Walmsley, M. R. W., Atkins, M. J., & Glasgow, G. (2019). Geospatial multi-criteria analysis for site selection of wave energy farms in New Zealand. In Australasian Coasts and Ports 2019 Conference (pp. 99-105).

  • Kaggwa, A., Carson, J. K., Atkins, M., & Walmsley, M. (2019). The effect of surfactants on viscosity and stability of activated carbon, alumina and copper oxide nanofluids. In Materials Today: Proceedings Vol. 18 (pp. 510-519). doi:10.1016/j.matpr.2019.06.240

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Contact Details

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