Emeritus Professor Geoffrey Graeme Duffy

DEng, PhD, BSC, ASTC Dip, FRS NZ, FIChemE

Biography

Professor (Personal Chair), Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering (February1988 – February 2009)

Managing Director, Fibre Dynamics Ltd - Private consulting company (February 1981 -2010)

Director of Postgraduate Studies, Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering (1996 – 2000, 2002- 2007)

Associate Dean Research, School of Engineering, from July 2002-2007

Selection Panel for Engineering Fellows of the Royal Society of New Zealand 1988 -1991, 2007-2011

 Vice Chancellor’s representative for all Chair appointments in the Medical school and the School of Business Studies; and all Personal Chairs in the University of Auckland (1999 -2001)

Director (inaugural), Pulp and Paper Research Organisation of New Zealand, PAPRO NZ, at FRI Rotorua, (January 1986 - September 1988)

Associate Director, Pulp and Paper Research Organisation of New Zealand, (September 1988 - March 1990)

Director, Pulp and Paper Research Unit, University of Auckland, (April 1989 -December 2000)

Professor and Head of the Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering, University of Auckland, (August 1989 - February 1994)

Associate Professor (1976 -1988): Senior Lecturer (1969 - 1975), Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering

Lecturer, NSW Institute of Technology (1965 - 1969)

Distinctions/Honours

Fellow of Appita 2012 – Fellow Technical Association of the Pulp and Paper Industry of Australasia

Professor Emeritus from 2009

 Silver Medal - New Zealand Government Science and Technology Award 2003 - Royal Society N Z

Fellow of the Teaching Academy School of Engineering 2005 – 2009 (Elected 1 of first four)

CHEMECA ESSO Award 2002 Chemical Engineering Australasia

Distinguished Teacher Award University Medal - Faculty of Engineering 1995 (First full-professor Auckland)

FIPENZ  - Fellow-elect Institution of Professional Engineers N Z 1991 (Non-member elected by the Board of IPENZ)

Fellow of TAPPI 1990 – Fellow of the Technical Association of the Pulp and Paper Industry

    (Second TAPPI Fellow in the Southern Hemisphere)

Personal Chair (Awarded Professorship) 1988

FIChemE    Fellow of the Institution of Chemical Engineers, London, England, 1988

Doctor of Engineering degree DEng 1988 (First DEng in New Zealand)

FRS NZ    Fellow of the Royal Society of New Zealand 1987 (First chemical engineer in N Z, first in the School of Engineering, and first in The Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering at Auckland)

L R Benjamin Silver Medal APPITA 1982

E R Cooper Royal Society Memorial Medal Royal Society of NZ 1971

PBRF (Performance Based Research Fund Nationwide) Top ranking ‘A’ 2003, 2007

Merit Awards for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching, Faculty of Engineering, 1990, 1991,1997,1998, 2003, and "Top Twenty" Awards 1999, 2000, 2002, 2004 and 2006

FIMC NZ - Fellow of the Institute of Measurement and Control New Zealand 1970

 

 

Selected publications and creative works (Research Outputs)

  • Kazi, S. N., Duffy, G. G., & Chen, X. D. (2015). Heat transfer coefficient of flowing wood pulp fibre suspensions to monitor fibre and paper quality. Applied Thermal Engineering, 78, 172-184. 10.1016/j.applthermaleng.2014.11.072
  • Kazi, S. N., Duffy, G. G., & Chen, X. D. (2014). Validation of heat transfer and friction loss data for fibre suspensions in a circular and a coaxial pipe heat exchanger. International Journal of Thermal Sciences, 79, 146-160. 10.1016/j.ijthermalsci.2014.01.001
  • Kazi, S. N., Duffy, G. G., & Chen, X. D. (2014). Validation of heat transfer and friction loss data for fibre suspensions in a circular and a coaxial pipe heat exchanger. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF THERMAL SCIENCES, 79, 146-160. 10.1016/Mthermalsci.2014.01.001
  • Malayeri, M. R., Beyer, C. D., Duffy, G. G., Epstein, N., Hahne, E., Schlünder EU, & Watkinson, A. P. (2014). Erratum: Hans müller-steinhagen: Up, up and away-A global career in research, education, management, and leadership. (Heat Transfer Engineering (2014) 35: 3 ). Heat Transfer Engineering, 35 (3), 213-216. 10.1080/01457632.2014.833849
  • Kazi, S. N., Duffy, G. G., & Chen, X. D. (2013). Fouling mitigation of heat exchangers with natural fibres. Applied Thermal Engineering, 50 (1), 1142-1148. 10.1016/j.applthermaleng.2012.08.042
  • Kazi, S. N., Duffy, G. G., & Chen, X. D. (2012). ACID CLEANING OF GYPSUM DEPOSITS FROM A HEAT TRANSFER SURFACE. Chemical Engineering Communications, 199 (10), 1263-1278. 10.1080/00986445.2012.668592
  • Kazi, S. N., Duffy, G. G., & Chen, X. D. (2012). Validation of heat transfer data for fibre suspensions in coaxial pipe heat exchangers. Experimental Thermal and Fluid Science, 38, 210-222. 10.1016/j.expthermflusci.2011.12.009
  • Kazi, S. N., Duffy, G. G., & Chen, X. D. (2012). Fouling and fouling mitigation on heated metal surfaces. Desalination, 288, 126-134. 10.1016/j.desal.2011.12.022

Contact details

Primary office location

ENGINEERING BLOCK 1 - Bldg 401
Level 6, Room 615
20 SYMONDS ST
AUCKLAND 1010
New Zealand