Professor Mark Philip Taylor
Professor Mark Taylor now serves as Director of the NZ Product Accelerator - a programme designed to pull basic research and technologies from institutions into high value manufacturing firms in New Zealand. He is a Fellow of IChemE and has spent 30 years in technology and line management in metals and high value manufacturing, working at the interface between research and industrial application.
He founded the Light Metals Research Centre in 2002, and has published over 150 papers, along with patents for new technologies. In 2012 he received the TMS Application to Practice Award for his applied research in industry, and in 2013 he received the Vice Chancellor’s UoA Commercialisation Award, and the Rio Tinto Award for Applied Research at the Chemeca Conference.
His research has resulted in world wide patented production technologies such as new control systems and novel heat exchanger designs.
Research | Current
Heat transfer and interfacial transport mechanisms;
Industrial materials and design
Aluminium smelting and other processes;
Teaching | Current
Chemmat 752 Process Dynamics & Control
Chemmat 317 Developments in Process Eng
The Vice Chancellor’s Commercialisation Medal
Rio Tinto sponsored Award
GCMM Outstanding Academic Contribution Award in Engineering Education 2012
TMS (USA Metals, Minerals and Materials Society) Application to Practice Award
TMS (USA Metals, Minerals and Materials Society) Light Metals Division Technology Award, 19th September, 2011
Awarded The Esso Award for Excellence in Chemical Engineering in 1990
The Metals Minerals and Materials Society (USA) Best Paper Awards in 1992, 1993
Selected publications and creative works (Research Outputs)
- Liu, J., Taylor, M., & Dorreen, M. (2017). Observations of freeze layer formation during heat balance shifts in cryolite-based smelting bath. International Journal of Materials Research, 108 (6), 507-514. 10.3139/146.111503
- Taylor, M. P., Chen, J. J. J., Farid, M., & Wallace, R. J. (2014). Heat Exchanger. US 8778257 B2 Related URL.
Other University of Auckland co-authors: John Chen
- Tandon, G., Taylor, M. P., & Chen, J. J. J. (2007). A case study of variation in aluminum smelting cell thermal state with control implications. METALLURGICAL AND MATERIALS TRANSACTIONS B-PROCESS METALLURGY AND MATERIALS PROCESSING SCIENCE, 38 (4), 707-712. 10.1007/s11663-007-9074-x