Glyn Rhys-Tyler graduated from Loughborough University in 1990. Following graduation he worked for 17 years in private sector transportation planning and modelling consultancy, firstly with TPA / Oscar Faber, and more recently at TRL where he progressed to become a Programme Development Director. In 2007, Glyn left TRL to undertake full time PhD research at Newcastle University into the environmental characteristics and performance of road vehicles, with particular reference to air quality. In January 2011 Glyn was appointed as a full time Senior Research Associate within TORG, focusing on transportation and environmental issues.
PhD 'The significance of vehicle technology and driver behaviour in determining road vehicle exhaust emission rates' (PhD awarded April 2013)
BSc (Hons) (1st class) Transport Management & Planning, Loughborough University (1990)
Higher National Diploma in Engineering, West Glamorgan Institute of Higher Education (1987)
B880 The Competent Manager, Open University Business School (1994)
Introduction to Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (ITLHE) Part A (2010)
Certificate of Professional Competence in International Road Haulage Operations. Royal Society of Arts Examination Board (1989)
Programme Development Director, TRL Limited (1998-2007). Previously Group Manager (Traffic and Software), and Team Leader (Transportation Modelling)
Principal Consultant, Transportation Planning Associates / Oscar Faber TPA (1990-1998)
Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (FCILT) since 1999.
Fellow of the Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation (FCIHT) since 2003.
Member of the American Chemical Society
Member of the Transport Planning Society (TPS)
Member of the Transport Economists' Group (TEG)
Member of the Transport Statistics Users Group (TSUG)
I have wide ranging research interests in transport and the environment. Particular interests include the inter-relationships between road vehicles, variability in driver behaviour, and highway infrastructure & control systems, and how these interactions impact on environmental quality, in particular air quality.
My PhD research explored the relationship between road vehicle technology, driver behaviour, and tailpipe exhaust emissions. I have carried out in depth analysis of exhaust emissions data from the road vehicle fleet in London, derived from roadside remote sensing measurements carried out in 2008 and 2012. Some of the results of this research have been published in Atmospheric Environment, and Environmental Science & Technology.
Prior to moving into academia, I spent 17 years in private sector consultancy, primarily working in the fields of transportation planning, traffic engineering, highway modelling, and economic assessment.
I am currently a project partner on a DEFRA funded project in London (2011-2013), in partnership with the London Borough of Ealing, City of London Corporation, and King’s College London, to carry out roadside remote sensing measurements of levels of nitrogen dioxide (NO2) in road vehicle exhaust emissions using instrumentation developed and loaned to the project by the University of Denver.
I am also working with the London Borough of Ealing on a DEFRA funded project (2012-2013) developing future year scenarios to inform the development of Ealing's air quality action plan (particularly with respect to road transport emissions of NO2), addressing management, technological, and behavioural aspects.
I have recently been Principal Investigator (PI) working with a major international car manufacturer, carrying out research into the development of technological aids to encourage eco-driving, with the objectives of reducing fuel consumption and carbon dioxide emissions. Value 25,000 euro.
Reviewer for Procedia Environmental Sciences (Elsevier).
Reviewer for Kuwait Journal of Science & Engineering.
Reviewer for Environmental Engineering and Management.
Member of the CIHT Network Management & Operations Panel since 2004.
Chairman of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport, Central Southern Region (2006-2007)
Chairman of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport, Thames Valley Branch (2005-2006)
Committee Member of the Scottish Executive Transport and Travel Statistics Advisory Committee (TTSAC) (2002-2005)
Committee Member of the Transport Statistics Users Group (TSUG) (1999-2007)
Invited by APRIL (Air Pollution Research in London) network to present research findings (remote sensing of road vehicle exhaust emissions) at the Greater London Authority, City Hall, London, July 5th 2011.
Invited by ITS(UK) to present at the biennial Traffex 2009 exhibition and seminar at the NEC Birmingham, April 2009.
Invited by ITS(UK) to present at the annual Smart Environment Interest Group (SEIG) conference in London, November 2009.
CEG8401 Quantitative Methods
CIV8414 Transport & Environment: Management for Sustainability