Dr Ray W Hudd

Ray Hudd

Senior Lecturer in Civil Engineering

Qualifications: BSc (Hons) Civil Engineering ; Diploma in Industrial Studies; Doctor of Philosophy

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About Ray

Ray comes from the north west of England. He studied Civil Engineering at Loughborough University of Technology between 1981 and 1985 graduating with a Bachelor of Science with Honours and a Diploma in Industrial Studies.

He continued his studies with a three year doctoral research project investigating permeability test methods for concrete. After successfully completing his PhD, he carried out a two year research programme developing a new test for concrete repair materials funded by the Science and Engineering Research Council.

Following his University Researches, he worked for several companies in the UK and New Zealand producing specialist concrete products over a period of 15 years. During this time he had extensive experience of construction projects in Europe, Asia and Australasia.

He also spent four years working for New Zealand Police as an Intelligence Analyst focused on traffic safety and policy. More recently he has worked in the agricultural sector in New Zealand carrying out laboratory and research work with responsibilities for Quality and Health & Safety regulation and conformance.

He has taken up this role to provide a practical perspective to the Civil Engineering teaching

Papers Taught

Research Supervised

Use of no-fines concrete in residential construction

Use of ultra high performance concrete in residential construction

Repair of the historic Tokomaru Bay Wharf

Use of Building Information Modelling to enhance the circular economy in the construction sector

Optimisation of chip sealing methodology

Planning and delivery of major roading projects


Engineering; Materials and Processing; Product Design; Road Safety; Sustainability

Concrete, Testing, Construction,