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Ahuora

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

Expertise: Process integration & macro energy systems

Chemical & Materials Engineer

Dr Martin Atkins

Assistant Director

Expertise: Process integration & biomass-based hybrid utility systems

Chemical & Process Engineer

Dr Tim Walmsley

Assistant Director

Expertise: Process integration, optimisation & electrification

Process Engineer

Professor Mark Apperley

Expertise: Grid-edge trading and balancing for electrical systems

Electrical Engineer & Computer Scientist

Associate Professor James Carson

Expertise: Food properties, refrigeration & heat pumps

Chemical & Process Engineer

Dr Panos Patros

Software Architecture Leader & Head of the ORCA Lab, SCMS

Expertise: Self-adaptive systems

Software Engineer

Dr Dani Bertram

Expertise: Wave and renewable energy systems

Civil & Environmental Engineer

Dr Mahonri Owen

Expertise: Industry 4.0 and digital twins

Mechanical Engineer

Associate Professor Fei Yang

Expertise: Energy materials & light-weight alloys

Materials Engineer

Professor Brent Young

Director of I2C2, University of Auckland

Expertise: Digital twins, process modelling & control

Chemical Engineer

Professor Don Cleland

Massey University

Expertise: Refrigeration and heat pumps

Chemical Engineer

Dr Wei Yu

University of Auckland

Expertise: Digital twins, process modelling & control

Chemical Engineer

Dr Jim Chen

Massey University

Expertise: Thermodynamic cycles & solid fuel combustion

Chemical Engineer

Dr Duy Hoang

Postdoctoral Fellow

Expertise: Refrigeration and heat pumps

Mechanical Engineer

Dr Moe Dabbour

Postdoctoral Fellow

Expertise: Process modelling & control

Chemical & Materials Engineer

Dr Shafiqur Tito

Postdoctoral Fellow

Expertise: Smart grids and control

Electrical 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

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

Michael Kalpagé

PhD Researcher at the University of Auckland

Topic: Utilisation of Digital Twins and Wider Community Integration in Process Heat Decarbonisation

Chemical & Materials Engineer

Ahuroa Leech

PhD Researcher

Topic: Renewable energy in Rural and Maori communities

Civil Engineer

Lana Kong

PhD Researcher & Project Coordinator

Topic: High temperature heat pumps for spray dryers

Mechanical Engineer

Ben Lincoln

PhD Researcher

Topic: Process integration and electrification of dairy processing

Chemical & Biological Engineer

Keegan Hall

PhD Researcher

Topic: Open source process and utility systems synthesis and optimisation

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

Richard Chen

Master's Researcher

Topic: Integration of heat pumps for decarbonisation at Fonterra Waitoa

Process Engineer

Jack O'Leary

Master's Researcher

Topic: Industrial energy supply with storage

Chemical & Biological Engineer

Matthew Taylor

Honours Researcher

Topic: Renewable energy systems integration with storage

Chemical & Biological Engineer

Sam Pomana

Honours Researcher

Topic: Heat pump integrated biomass boiler

Mechanical Engineer

Safiya Al Habsi

Honours Researcher

Topic: Heat pump-integrated biomass boiler

Chemical & Biological Engineer

Jakob Thomas

Honours Researcher

Topic: Heat pump-integrated biomass boiler

Chemical & Biological Engineer

Kaifu Tian

Honours Researcher

Topic: Digital twin using VR and AR

Mechanical Engineer

Monica Liev

Honours Researcher

Topic: Digital twin using VR and AR

Mechanical Engineer

Billy Burton

Honours Researcher

Topic: Machine learning of dynamical heat systems

Software Engineer

Kenan Grant

Honours Researcher

Topic: Ahuora OpenPinch web app

Software Engineer

Asaad Ibrahim

Honours Researcher

Topic: Hybrid renewable power generation schemes

Civil Engineer

Josh Taylor

Honours Researcher

Topic: Zeotropic heat pump technology

Mechanical Engineer

Sami Al-Duri

Honours Researcher

Topic: Performance of the MHI Q-ton CO2 heat pump

Chemical & Biological Engineer

Yaksh Kataria

Honours Researcher

Topic: Quantum heat exchange network retrofit algorithm

Software Engineer

Harrison Whiting

Honours Researcher

Topic: Cloud Native Services for a Heat Exchange Network Retrofitting Backend

Software Engineer

Former researchers

Keri Adamson

ME Graduate

Next position: Tetra Pak

Chemical & Biological Engineer

Abbey Roberts

PhD Researcher at the University of Auckland

Next position: Beca

Chemical & Materials Engineer

Dr Amir Tarighaleslami

PhD Graduate

Next position: Worley

Chemical Engineer

Alyssa Pineda

BE(Hons) Graduate

Next position: Oji Fibre Solutions

Chemical & Biological Engineer

Alex Geary

Research Programmer

Next position: Musician

Computer Scientist

Chris Anderson

MSc(Research) Graduate

Next position: PhD Researcher

Software Engineer

Shuai Liu

BE(Hons) Final Year Student

Next position: Student

Mechanical Engineer

Shivani Singh

BE(Hons) Final Year Student

Next position: Student

Chemical & Biological Engineer

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