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Philip Laird



Biography:

Dr. Philip Laird is a graduate of Victoria University of Wellington, the Australian National University in Canberra, and, the University of Calgary in Canada. He is an Honorary Principal Fellow at the University of Wollongong. His mathematics research is mainly in the areas of mean periodic functions and functional equations.

Dr. Laird is actively involved in land freight transport research in Australia, New Zealand and Canada. His areas of specialisation include rail development, energy use in transport and road pricing. Much of this work is directed to the development in Australia of a more efficient rail system.

Dr Laird is a member of the Australian Mathematical Society, the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport, and, a Companion of the Institution of Engineers, Australia. From 1998 to 2000, he was National Chairman of the Railway Technical Society of Australasia. He has served on various transport advisory committees and is a transport consultant to Australia's three levels of Government, and recently completed a Rail CRC project on energy efficiency and sustainable transport.