Associate Professor Michael R. W. Walmsley

Michael Walmsley

Associate Professor

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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Walmsley, T. G., Atkins, M. J., Walmsley, M. R. W., Philipp, M., & Peesel, R. -H. (2017). Process and utility systems integration and optimisation for ultra-low energy milk powder production. Energy. doi:10.1016/

  • Tarighaleslami, A. H., Walmsley, T. G., Atkins, M. J., Walmsley, M. R. W., Liew, P. Y., & Neale, J. R. (2017). A unified Total Site Heat Integration targeting method for isothermal and non-isothermal utilities. Energy, 119, 10-25. doi:10.1016/

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Process Integration Energy Sector Planning

Contact Details

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