Beale Professor of Civil Engineering and Deputy Pro Vice-Chancellor (Staffing) with over 20 years research experience in wind engineering. Research focuses on transient winds, particularly the effects of extreme winds on infrastructure, vehicles and biological systems. Member of the BSI wind loading committee responsible for updating EN1991 1 4 and member of ASCE committee re-writing the wind tunnel standards code of practice.
Dr David Soper is a Lecturer in Vehicle Aerodynamics in the School of Engineering and Birmingham Centre for Railway Research and Education. His research interests lie in the field of applied fluid dynamics and engineering applications through vehicle aerodynamics. He has particular expertise in experimental investigations both at model and full scale. He is the facility manager and operator of the University of Birmingham moving model TRansient Aerodynamic INvestigation (TRAIN) rig for vehicle aerodynamic research.