Robert works on the computational analysis of tyre / road noise, finite-element analysis of road surfaces and constitutive material modelling of bitumen.

Robert is a PhD-qualified chartered engineer. His recent experience includes the development of a Visual Basic®-enhanced Microsoft Excel® tool to help road design practitioners select aggregate; and development of a MatLab® program for defining out-of-context curves on New Zealand’s state highway network.

He is experienced in data analysis, extractions from databases (particularly large data sets) and writing and running Simple Query Language (SQL) scripts.
As well as numerical projects, Robert has experience devising models. A recent example is a water film model where ruts are present. The model is implemented in software, then output verified against measured data. He has also designed items of mechanical apparatus.