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Ahuora

Centre for Smart Energy Systems

Team Ahuora

Smart solutions to difficult energy challenges require a multidisciplinary approach. Our key researchers and associates have expertise in chemical, process, materials, civil, electrical and software engineering.

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Professor Michael Walmsley

Director & Programme Leader

Chemical & Materials Engineer

Dr Martin Atkins

Assistant Director & External Engagement Leader

Chemical & Process Engineer

Dr Tim Walmsley

Assistant Director & Research Aim Leader

Process Engineer

Professor Mark Apperley

Research Aim Leader & Head of the Energy Informatics Group, SCMS

Computer Scientist

Associate Professor James Carson

Research Aim Leader

Chemical & Process Engineer

Dr Dani Bertram

Key Researcher

Civil & Environmental Engineer

Dr Panos Patros

Software Architecture Leader, Key Researcher & Head of the ORCA Lab, SCMS

Software Engineer

Professor Brent Young

Key Researcher & Director of I2C2 at the University of Auckland

Chemical Engineer

Professor Don Cleland

Key Researcher at Massey University

Chemical Engineer

Dr Wei Yu

Key Researcher at the University of Auckland

Chemical Engineer

Dr Jim Chen

Key Researcher at Massey University

Chemical Engineer

Dr Amir Tarighaleslami

Key Researcher

Chemical Engineer

Dr Duy Hoang

Postdoctoral Fellow

Mechanical Engineer

Dr Moe Dabbour

Postdoctoral Fellow

Chemical & Materials Engineer

Isaac Severinsen

PhD Researcher at the University of Auckland

Topic: Efficient, dynamic, digital twin models of process unit operations using modern regression

Chemical & Process Engineer

Abbey Roberts

PhD Researcher at the University of Auckland

Topic: Modelling for energy co-optimisation with discrete state transitions

Chemical & Materials Engineer

Jun Chang

PhD Researcher at the University of Auckland

Topic: Developing a self-learning system for heat pump cycles of non-continuous processes

Chemical & Materials Engineer

Elsa Klinac

PhD Researcher

Topic: Dynamic modelling of heat recovery loops for non-continuous industrial sites

Chemical & Biological Engineer

Stephen Burroughs

PhD Researcher

Topic: Process heat recovery: specification language, modelling and optimisation

Software Engineer

Chris Anderson

Master's Researcher

Topic: Self-protection for critical industrial energy systems and infrastructure

Software Engineer

Keri Adamson

Master's Researcher

Topic: High-temperature, transcritical-recuperative heat pumps

Chemical & Biological Engineer

Michaela Kerr

Master's Researcher

Topic: Community microgrids with renewable generation

Software Engineer

Marcus Ly

Master's Researcher

Topic: Digital twin of a hydropower station

Chemical & Materials Engineer

Theo Brehmer-Hine

Master's Researcher at the University of Auckland

Topic: Digital twins of process heat unit operations for process decarbonisation

Chemical & Materials Engineer

Lana Kong

Project Manager & Honours Researcher

Topic: Electric milk evaporators

Mechanical Engineer

Ben Lincoln

Honours Researcher

Topic: Electric milk evaporators

Chemical & Biological Engineer

Alyssa Pineda

Honours Researcher

Topic: Electric milk evaporators

Chemical & Biological Engineer

Matthew Taylor

Research Assistant

Topic: Renewable energy systems integration

Chemical & Biological Engineer

Jack O'Leary

Research Assistant

Topic: Industrial energy supply with storage

Chemical & Biological Engineer

Alex Geary

Research Programmer

Topic: Development of Ahuora platform

Computer Scientist

Former postgraduate researchers