Im­prov­ing ef­fi­ciency

Waipa Post - - News -

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.

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