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Dr Phil Murray PhD, BApplSc

Lecturer in Sustainable Energy

School of Food and Advanced Technology

Professional

Contact details

  • Ph: 84157
    Location: RC 2.110, Riddet Complex
    Campus: Turitea

Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy - Massey University (2006)
  • Bachelor of Applied Science - Massey University (1999)

Research Expertise

Research Interests

  • Sustainable energy systems
  • Wind energy
  • Wind flow modelling using WAsP
  • Hydrology related to hydro energy

Thematics

21st Century Citizenship, Resource Development and Management, Design – for Commerce, Community and Culture

Area of Expertise

Field of research codes
Agricultural Engineering (099901): Energy Generation, Conversion and Storage Engineering (091305): Engineering (090000): Environmental Engineering (090700): Environmental Engineering Design (090701): Environmental Engineering Modelling (090702): Mechanical Engineering (091300): Other Engineering (099900)

Research Projects

Summary of Research Projects

Position Current Completed
Project Leader 0 2
Team Member 1 0

Current Projects

Project Title: Taiepa Tiketike: Passive Resistance to climate change at Parihaka

Date Range: 2014 - 2018

Funding Body: Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment

Project Team:

Research Outputs

Journal

Enongene, KE., Murray, P., Holland, J., & Abanda, FH. (2017). Energy savings and economic benefits of transition towards efficient lighting in residential buildings in Cameroon. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews. 78, 731-742
[Journal article]Authored by: Holland, J., Murray, P.
Otene, IJJ., Murray, PE., & Enongene, KE. (2016). The potential reduction of carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from gas flaring in Nigeria’s oil and gas industry through alternative productive use. Environments. 3(4), 1-20 Retrieved from http://www.mdpi.com/2076-3298/3/4/31
[Journal article]Authored by: Murray, P.

Thesis

Murray, PE. (2006). Designing sustainable distributed generation systems for rural communities. (Doctoral Thesis)
[Doctoral Thesis]Authored by: Murray, P.

Report

Murray, PE., & Sims,, R. (2013). Oban wind model: The predicted wind climate from four reference sites. Massey University Centre for Energy Research.
[Commissioned Report]Authored by: Murray, P.
Murray, PE., & Sims, R. (2010). Stewart Island Electricity Supply: A wind energy scoping study. Massey University Centre for Energy Research.
[Commissioned Report]Authored by: Murray, P.

Conference

Cole, P., & Murray, PE. (2016, December). The relationship between access to electricity and capability and its role in the achievement of wellbeing. Presented at DevNet 2016 Aotearoa New Zealand Development Studies Network 9th Biennial Conference “Pacific currents, global tides”. Wellington, New Zealand.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Murray, P.
Otene IJJ, ., Murray, PE., & Enongene, KE. (2016). Reducing greenhouse gas emissions from gas flaring in Nigeria’s oil and gas industry through alternative productive use. Proceedings of the International Conference on Sustainable Built Environment 2016 (SBE16 Dubai). (pp. 1 - 8). : International Conference on Sustainable Built Environment 2016 (SBE16 Dubai)
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Murray, P.
Enongene, KE., Murray, PE., Holland, J., Abanda, FH., & Manjia, MB. (2016). Patterns in the use of domestic energy appliances in Cameroon. Proceedings of the International Conference on Sustainable Built Environment 2016 (SBE16 Dubai). (pp. 1 - 6). Dubai,United Arab Emirates: International Conference on Sustainable Built Environment 2016 (SBE16 Dubai)
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Holland, J., Murray, P.
Curd, J., Murray, PE., & Hohaia, T. (2016). Taiepa Tiketike - supporting Parihaka’s energy transition through a research partnership. Poster session presented at the meeting of Energy Cultures Conference - Sustainable Energy Futures: Understanding Behaviour and Supporting Transition. Wellington, New Zealand
[Conference Poster]Authored by: Murray, P.
Adhikari, SK., Sims, R., Haslett, S., Murray, P., & Stewart-Withers, R. (2016). Domestic Biogas production and use in Nepal. Poster session presented at the meeting of Energy Systems Conference, QEII Centre, Westminster, London, UK.. London UK
[Conference Poster]Authored by: Murray, P., Sims, R., Stewart-Withers, R.
Adhikari, SK., Sims, REH., Hasslet, S., Murray, P., & Steward-Withers, R.Improving biogas production efficiency through co-digestion of cattle dung with crop residues: A case study in Nepal. Proceedings of the International Conference on Sensing Technology, ICST. (pp. 803 - 810). 2156-8065.
[Conference]Authored by: Murray, P., Sims, R.
Adhikari, SKA., Sims, REH., Haslett, S., Murray, PE., & Stewart-Withers, R. (2015, November). Domestic biogas production and use in Nepal - A simple, reliable and cost effective solution to provide energy security to the rural households and mitigate greenhouse gas emissions. Presented at Bioenergy Australia 2015 Annual Conference. Launceston, Tasmania.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Murray, P., Sims, R., Stewart-Withers, R.
Curd, J., Murray, PE., & Hohaia, T. (2015, November). Taiepa Tiketike - A progress report. Presented at The Otago Energy Research Centre Symposium. Otago University, Dunedin
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Murray, P.
Adhikari, SK., Sims, R., Hasslett, S., Murray, P., & Stewart-Withers, R. (2016). Improving biogas production efficiency through co-digestion of cattle dung with crop residues: A case study in Nepal. 9th International Conference on Sensing Technology (ICST), 2015. (pp. 803 - 810). : International Conference on Sensing Technology
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Murray, P., Sims, R., Stewart-Withers, R.
Adhikari, SK., Sims, R., Murray, P., & Stewart-Withers, RR. (2013). Domestic Biogas Production and Use in Nepal.. Poster session presented at the meeting of New Zealand Climate Change Conference. Palmerston North
[Conference Poster]Authored by: Murray, P., Sims, R., Stewart-Withers, R.
Murray, PE. (2012, February). Wind energy scoping. Presented at Stewart Island Energy Futures Workshop
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Murray, P.
Various, .Proceedings of the Massey University Centre for Energy Research Energy Post Graduate Conference. . Massey University
[Conference Other]Edited by: Murray, P.

Other

Murray, PE., Curd, J., Hohaia, T., & Quinn, J. (2016, September). Punanga Ngi 5: Electric vehicles; Biomass. In The Parihaka Papakainga Whanau at Toroānui Marae, Parihaka.
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Murray, P.
Murray, PE., Curd, J., & Hohaia, T. (2016, August). Punanga Ngi 4: Hydro energy and energy management. In The Parihaka Papakainga Whanau at Te Paepae o Te Raukura Marae, Parihaka.
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Murray, P.
Murray, PE., Curd, J., Quinn, J., & Hohaia, T. (2016, May). Punanga Ngi 3: The Wind, Wind Data, Modelling & Technology. In The Parihaka Papakainga Whanau at Te Niho o Te Atiawa Marae, Parihaka.
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Murray, P.
Murray, PE., Curd, J., & Hohaia, T. (2016, April). Punanga Ngi 2: Renewable energy introduction; solar data, solar electric and solar water heating. In The Parihaka Papakainga Whanau at Toroānui Marae, Parihaka.
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Murray, P.
Murray, PE., Curd, J., Quinn, J., & Hohaia, T. (2016, March). Punanga Ngi 1: Research summary and status. In The Parihaka Papakainga Whanau at Te Paepae o Te Raukura Marae, Parihaka.
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Murray, P.

Supervision and Teaching

Summary of Doctoral Supervision

Position Current Completed
Co-supervisor 1 1

Teaching

I teach 228251 Sustainable Energy Systems, an undergraduate level energy paper; and three postgraduate papers, 228755 Sustainable Energy Systems and Society, 228766 Energy Integrated Resource Planning and 228767 Greenhouse Gas Mitigation Analysis.

Courses Coordinated

  • 228.744 Case Studies of Renewable Energy Systems
  • 228.745 Renewable Energy Conversion Devices
  • 228.747 Renewable Energy Systems Design
  • 228.755 Sustainable Energy Systems and Society

Current Doctoral Supervision

Co-supervisor of:

  • Maslan Lamria - Doctor of Philosophy
    Increasing liquid fuel self-sufficiency in Indonesia through utilization of marginal land and appropriate technology for biofuel production

Completed Doctoral Supervision

Co-supervisor of:

  • 2016 - Shanti Subedi - Doctor of Philosophy
    Domestic Biogas Production and Use in Nepal: A Simple, Reliable and Cost-Effective Solution to Provide Energy Security to the Rural Households

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