Professor Michael R. W. Walmsley


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

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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



Process Integration Energy Sector Planning

Recent Publications

  • Stampfli, J. A., Atkins, M. J., Olsen, D. G., Wellig, B., Walmsley, M. R. W., & Neale, J. R. (2018). Industrial heat pump integration in non-continuous processes using thermal energy storages as utility - An NLP enhancement of the graphical approach. Chemical Engineering Transactions, 70, 1789-1794. doi:10.3303/CET1870299

  • Walmsley, T. G., Walmsley, M. R. W., Varbanov, P. S., & Klemeš, J. J. (2018). Energy Ratio analysis and accounting for renewable and non-renewable electricity generation: A review. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, 98, 328-345. doi:10.1016/j.rser.2018.09.034

  • Ong, B. H. Y., Walmsley, T. G., Atkins, M. J., & Walmsley, M. R. W. (2018). Hydrothermal liquefaction of Radiata Pine with Kraft black liquor for integrated biofuel production. Journal of Cleaner Production, 199, 737-750. doi:10.1016/j.jclepro.2018.07.218

  • Varbanov, P. S., Walmsley, T. G., Walmsley, M., Klemeš, J. J., & Kravanja, Z. (2018). Numerical Representation for Heat Exchanger Networks Binding Topology and Thermodynamics. In Computer Aided Chemical Engineering (Vol. 43, pp. 1457-1462). doi:10.1016/B978-0-444-64235-6.50254-0

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Contact Details

Room: EF.2.02
Phone: +64 7 838 4701
Cellphone: 027 5734293