Neil leads two areas within Opus Research’s Urban and Environmental team: road-vehicle interaction and aerodynamics. This includes operation of the Opus wind tunnel.
Neil has a master’s degree in physics and over 25 years’ experience in wind engineering and industrial aerodynamics. His work in this area includes desk, field and wind tunnel based assessments of things like pedestrian level conditions, wind speed in complex topography, and wind-induced building motion.
Neil also leads road-vehicle interaction research. His research and consultancy projects have included studies in skid resistance, tyre wear in different tyre-road combinations, and crash reconstructions with PC-Crash®
His particular expertise is the instrumenting of vehicles for performance monitoring.
Neil's clients include EECA, NZTA, NZ Police and the Road Safety Trust.