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Dr David Woodward

Reader in Infrastructure Engineering

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Built Environment Research


Room 04F09 Shore Road Newtownabbey Co. Antrim BT37 0QB



I am Director of SABER and Reader in Infrastructure Engineering. For the last 34 years I have been involved with Civil Engineering courses at Ulster University were I now teach subjects including highway engineering and geology. My Doctor of Philosophy considered the Laboratory Prediction of Surfacing Aggregate Performance.

I have been involved with the supervision of over 20 post-graduate students and have over 200 academic publications related to road construction materials. I have worked with road authorities, consultants and industry both locally, nationally and internationally. I have travelled extensively with work presenting at conferences, short courses and seminars.

My academic interests are in applied research into highway engineering materials and covers a range of materials from utilising waste streams to BBA HAPAS accredited systems such as TSCS and HFS. Lately I have become interested in tyre / road interface, race track grip and 3D modelling of road surface textures. I

have been secretary of the Institute of Quarrying (NI Branch) and recently re-elected as committee member. From 2012 to 2014 I was the NI Branch Chairman of the Institute of Asphalt Technology. I am the current External Examiner for the University of Derby Asphalt courses. I have been internal PhD examiner in Ulster University and external examiner for Masters and highway engineering PhD students at UCD, Nottingham, Leeds and UEL. I am a member of the BSI committee B510/5 dealing with road surface characteristics.