Dr James R Neale

James Neale

Leader Energy Research Centre

Qualifications: BE (Mech), ME (Mech), PhD, CMRP, CMRT

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Research Supervised


  • Walmsley, Timothy (2014). Heat integrated milk powder production. (chief supervisor Michael Walmsley).


  • Zhao, SongXin (2009). Experimental and numerical investigations of skim milk powder stickiness and deposition mechanisms.

Research Interests

Industrial energy efficiency, condition monitoring, computational thermo-fluids, computational and experimental aeroacoustics, integration of renewable energy into industrial applications, compressed air systems, steam systems, industrial liquid and gaseous flow optimisation and numerical simulation of industrial scale systems.

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/

  • Lal, N. S., Walmsley, T. G., Walmsley, M. R. W., Atkins, M. J., & Neale, J. R. (2018). A novel Heat Exchanger Network Bridge Retrofit method using the Modified Energy Transfer Diagram. Energy, 155, 190-204. doi:10.1016/

  • Atkins, M. J., Neale, J. R., Wu, Y. H., & Walmsley, M. R. W. (2018). Regional and national greenhouse gas emissions reduction planning. Chemical Engineering Transactions, 70, 19-24. doi:10.3303/CET1870004

  • Lal, N. S., Walmsley, T. G., Atkins, M. J., Walmsley, M. R. W., & Neale, J. R. (2018). Solving complex retrofit problems using constraints and bridge analysis. Chemical Engineering Transactions, 70, 1951-1956. doi:10.3303/CET1870326

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Contact Details

Room: F.2.08A
Phone: +64 7 858 5179