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  • Shore Road, Jordanstown Campus

    BT37 0QB Newtownabbey

    United Kingdom

  • 138 Citations
  • 7 h-Index
1993 …2019
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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. Ihave 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.

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Research Output 1993 2019

2 Citations (Scopus)

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

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.

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

Aircraft landing
2 Citations (Scopus)

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
Steel fibers
Microwave heating

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

Asphalt pavements
Industrial wastes
Open Access


Application of Drone Technology to Monitoring of the Early-life performance of Stoneyford Integrated Constructed Wetland

Author: Hall, L., Mar 2018

Supervisor: Strong, A. (Supervisor), Mc Dermott, R. (Supervisor) & Woodward, W. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis


The use of geopolymer cement for road surface applications

Author: Wilkinson, A., May 2018

Supervisor: Magee, B. (Supervisor), Tretsiakova-Mcnally, S. (Supervisor) & Woodward, W. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis