Kym is a bituminous road surfacings specialist and Team Leader of our Pavements Research and Laboratory team. He joined Opus Research in 2014 following seven years with the road and transport industry research organisation ARRB Group in Australia.
Kym’s experience includes provision of surfacings advisory expertise for clients throughout Australia, and technical support for a sprayed sealing practice review project in Ethiopia. He has undertaken open cut mining engineering, contract supervision and rural road construction project work, and has lectured on bituminous surfacings at the University of South Australia.
In addition to his work commitments, Kym is Chairman of the Australian Standards committee for ‘bitumen and related materials for road making purposes’ and he currently leads the revision of the many Australian Standards relating to bitumen. Kym is also completing a PhD part-time, investigating the effects of heavy vehicles on chip seal design.