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

  • Tarighaleslami, A. H., Walmsley, T. G., Atkins, M. J., Walmsley, M. R. W., & Neale, J. R. (2018). Utility Exchanger Network synthesis for Total Site Heat Integration. Energy, 153, 1000-1015. doi:10.1016/

  • 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:

  • Ong, B. H. Y., Walmsley, T. G., Atkins, M. J., & Walmsley, M. R. W. (2017). Total site mass, heat and power integration using process integration and process graph. Journal of Cleaner Production, 167, 32-43. doi:10.1016/j.jclepro.2017.08.035

  • Walmsley, T. G., Klemeš, J. J., Walmsley, M. R. W., Atkins, M. J., & Varbanov, P. S. (2017). Innovative hybrid heat pump for dryer process integration. Chemical Engineering Transactions, 57, 1039-1044. doi:10.3303/CET1757174 Open Access version:

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Contact Details

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