Taking theory out of the university and applying it in industry is a well-worn path and an ongoing challenge.
In a public lecture on Tuesday, July 17, Professor Michael Walmsley will talk about his research that for more than a decade has focused on improving energy efficiency in existing chemical processing plants, which he describes as “an elusive challenge”.
Professor Walmsley, a chemical and materials engineer, will discuss how the tension between scientific excellence and research impact is managed in engineering research.
A former Fulbright Scholar, he was a founding member of the Waikato Energy Research Group and also part of a group that established engineering at the University of Waikato.
His lecture will take place in the Academy of Performing Arts at 5.15pm.