Professor Mark Philip Taylor

Biography

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;

Additive Manufacturing;

Teaching | Current

Chemmat 752 Process Dynamics & Control

Chemmat 317 Developments in Process Eng

Distinctions/Honours

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)

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Contact details

Alternative contact

Mark is also located on city campus, he has two extension numbers: 83878

Office hours

Extensions: 83878

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