Professional Title: Associate Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering; Director, Transportation Research Centre
Organization: University of Auckland
Sessions: Session 13
Doug is an Associate Professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Director of the Transportation Research Centre at the University of Auckland, New Zealand. He has over 30 years experience working in academic positions, private engineering consultancies, and local and central government engineering agencies in the transportation infrastructure, traffic engineering and transport policy sector. His research interests are varied and include highway and transportation facility design, traffic safety, urban and rural transportation systems, active modes, intelligent mobility, future technologies and systems, pavement surface characteristics, transport material sustainability and resource use, recycling and the needs and design for the mobility disadvantaged Doug has over 100 publications and is a founding member of the Transportation Research Centre (TRC) in the Faculty of Engineering at the University of Auckland, New Zealand. He was seconded to the NZ Ministry of Transport as a Strategy Director in 2014, is a current Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) New Zealand Board Member and leads a NZ Transport Knowledge Hub on Resource Efficiency and Energy. He has been involved in various central and local government research projects including Future Transport Funding, Travel Demand Management and Congestion Pricing, Scoping a NZ National Transport Model, Future Transport workforce Skills and Inductive Power Transfer (wireless) charging of Electric Vehicles within roadways, the development of collaborative smart platform for Shared Autonomous Vehicles and Biomass derived alternatives to bitumen binders as well as many research projects on road and transportation materials.