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Engineering and the Environment

Prof. Mike McDonald BSc PhD CEng FICE FCILT

Emeritus Professor of Transportation Engineering

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Prof. Mike McDonald is Emeritus Professor of Transportation Engineering within Engineering and the Environment at the University of Southampton.

Professor Michael McDonald was Director of the Transportation Research Group at the University of Southampton 1982-2008 and has been responsible for some 100 research contracts for the Transport Research Laboratory, Department for Transport, Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council, the European Union and other local and central government agencies. The areas of research have covered many aspects of transport planning, traffic engineering and control, application of new technology, safety, highway design, economic appraisal and evaluation and he has over 100 publications in these areas. He has been a member of several professional and government committees and advisory bodies including the Research Councils and the Technology Foresight Programme. He has been significantly involved with the EC Transport Telematics programmes and has international recognition as an expert in Intelligent Transport Systems.





Research interests

Developing countries, New Technology, Project evaluation, Safety, Traffic engineering,

Research group(s)

Transportation Group

Research project(s)

CityMobil2: Cities Demonstrating Cybernetic Mobility

GOAL: Growing Older - Staying Mobile

NEARCTIS: A Network of Excellence for Advanced Road Co-operative traffic management in the Information Society

POINTER/ Support action for evaluation and monitoring of CIVITAS plus

POINTER is the Support Action of CIVITAS Plus programme which comprises 5 Demonstration Projects (ARCHIMEDES, ELAN, MIMOSA, MODERN and RENAISSANCE) involving 25 cities across Europe to implement over 300 measures.

TIDE – Transport Innovation Deployment in Europe


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Prof. Mike McDonald
Engineering and the Environment University of Southampton Highfield Southampton SO17 1BJ

Room Number: 176/4061

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