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  • Shore Road, Jordanstown Campus

    BT37 0QB Newtownabbey

    United Kingdom

  • 189 Citations
  • 7 h-Index
1993 …2020

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Personal profile


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 research aims to better understand and predict. I am interested in the tyre / road interface, evolution of race track grip and 3D modelling of the surface at different texture scales. 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 have been 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, UEL and Auckland. I am a member of BSI committees dealing with road surface characteristics and High Friction surfacing..

External positions

Member of International Advisory Board

29 May 202028 May 2021

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Research Output

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    High Friction Surfacing Systems Using Blends of Natural Aggregate and Calcined Bauxite

    Friel, S. & Woodward, WDH., 6 Mar 2019, In : Coatings. 9, 3, 177.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • 3 Citations (Scopus)
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    Laboratory investigation of the landing aircraft tire contact patch

    Ferguson, J., Woodward, WDH. & Millar, P., 18 Jun 2019, 7th international conference bituminous mixtures and pavements. CRC Press

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

  • Microwave Self-healing Technology as Airfield Porous Asphalt Friction Course Repair and Maintenance System

    Tabakovic, A., O'Prey, D., McKenna, D. & Woodward, WDH., 1 Jun 2019, In : Case Studies in Construction Materials. 10, e00233.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • 4 Citations (Scopus)

    Porous reclaimed asphalt pavement with geopolymeric grouting

    Huynh, A., Magee, B. & Woodward, WDH., 4 May 2019, (Accepted/In press) Proceedings of International Conference on Smart Cities (ICSC-2019). p. 1-7 7 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution