Professor Michael R. W. Walmsley

Michael Walmsley


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

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Papers Taught

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.

Recent Publications

  • 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

  • Atkins, M. J., Walmsley, T. G., Philipp, M., Walmsley, M. R. W., & Neale, J. R. (2017). Carbon emissions efficiency and economics of combined heat and power in New Zealand. Chemical Engineering Transactions, 61, 733-738. doi:10.3303/CET1761120 Open Access version:

  • 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:

  • Walmsley, T. G., Walmsley, M. R. W., & Atkins, M. J. (2017). Energy return on energy and carbon investment of wind energy farms: A case study of New Zealand. Journal of Cleaner Production, 167, 885-895. doi:10.1016/j.jclepro.2017.08.040

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Process Integration
Energy Sector Planning

Contact Details

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