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  • Shore Road, Jordanstown Campus

    BT37 0QB Newtownabbey

    United Kingdom

  • 54 Citations
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Phillip Millar was appointed Lecturer in Civil Engineering: Land Surveying and GIS following periods of employment in public authority, private consultancy and Further and Higher Education.  He earned his Doctorate at the University of Ulster in 2013.Dr Millar’s area of research specialises in contactless recovery of highway surfacings using close range photogrammetry, laser and satellite data.  This has included studies in the United Kingdom, Europe and the United States.  His research has been presented at conferences in the United Kingdom, Europe, Australasia, the United States and South America.  Phillip is currently involved in collaborative, research and consultancy funded by the highways agencies: Transport Northern Ireland, Transport Infrastructure Ireland and Highways England.Phillip’s research in contactless methods has been extended to investigation of the surface properties of high performance racing circuits including Yas Marina and Silverstone.Phillip holds professional membership of the Chartered Institution of Civil Engineering Surveyors and the City and Guilds of London Institute.  He is Industrial Placement Tutor for civil engineering and sits on the University’s Employability Sub-Committee

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Research Output 2009 2019

Application of remote sensing for automated litter detection and management

Hamill, M., Magee, B. & Millar, P., 24 Apr 2019, Advances in Computer Vision - Proceedings of the 2019 Computer Vision Conference CVC: Proceedings of the 2019 Computer Vision Conference (CVC), Volume 2. Kapoor, S. & Arai, K. (eds.). Vol. 944. p. 157-168 12 p. (Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing).

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

remote sensing
environmental economics

Development of an Intelligent Remote Sensing Technique as a Tool for Smart Infrastructure Asses Management

Magee, B., Hamill, M. & Millar, P., 19 Apr 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

Open Access
Remote sensing
Polyethylene terephthalates
Plastic containers
Level control

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
Open Access
Industrial wastes

Relating surface texture parameters from close range photogrammetry to Grip-Tester pavement friction measurements

Kogbara, R., Masad, E., Woodward, D. & Millar, P., 19 Jan 2018, (Accepted/In press) In : Construction and Building Materials. 166, p. 227-240 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Asphalt pavements