School of Engineering



The demand on transport networks and services continues to increase, yet we can't keep on building more infrastructure to cope with this demand.

Along with behavioural interventions, we are now turning towards advances in technology to help us manage our networks and systems in a more efficient and effective manner.

This will help us keep people and goods moving, and sustain our economies and societies for the future.

Pivotal role

As one of the leading centres of transport technology research in Europe, we've played a pivotal role in areas such as:

  • road user charging
  • smartcards
  • electromobility
  • advanced traveller information services
  • traveller safety and security
  • assistive technologies for older and disabled travellers

New technologies

The group is at the forefront of the development of new technologies to help deliver and transform transport policy.

We achieve this through:

  • the innovative use of new technologies
  • horizon scanning to identify fundamental technical gaps and propose new solutions
  • providing demonstrations (laboratory and field-trials) of emerging systems
  • proof-of-concept studies
  • technical and user evaluation of future systems

Staff: Technology

Professor Margaret Carol Bell CBE
Science City Professor of Transport and the Environment

Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 7936

Professor Phil Blythe
Professor of Intelligent Transport Systems and Chief Scientific Adviser, Department for Transport

Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 7935

Simon Edwards
Senior Researcher in Inclusive Mobility

Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 8117

Dr Graeme Hill
Researcher in Transport

Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 6428

Jin Liu
Research Assistant


Dr Myriam Neaimeh
Senior Researcher in Vehicle Grid Integration

Telephone: 44 (0)191 208 4903

Dr Neil Thorpe
Lecturer in Transport Studies

Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 7803