Dr Laird is a graduate of Victoria University of Wellington, the Australian National University in Canberra and the University of Calgary in Canada. Professional Activities and Affiliations: • Member, Australian Mathematical Society • Fellow, Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport • Inaugural National Chairman and Life Member, Railway Technical Society of Australasia • Companion of Engineers Australia • Transport consultant to Australia's three levels of Government • Investigator, Rail CRC projects on energy efficiency,sustainable transport and High Speed Rail • Invited speaker, 2011 Henry Parkes Oration, Tenterfield. Field of Study: Mean periodic functions and functional equations; also rail development, energy use, and external costs in transport
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Potential reduction in energy use from a High Speed Rail network in Australia , Faculty of Informatics - Papers (2011)
High Speed Rail or HSR with electric passenger trains using steel wheels on steel rails...
Railways in Australia: federation unfulfilled , Faculty of Informatics - Papers (2011)
Some benefits of an Australian High Speed Rail network , Faculty of Informatics - Papers (2011)
High Speed Rail or HSR with electric passenger trains operating at speeds of 250km/h or...
High speed rail: strategic information for the Australian context (with Tania von der Heidt, Pat Gillett, Chris Hale, Alex Wardrop, Robert P. Weatherby, Charles Waingold, Michael B. Charles, Ian Rossow, Dale Coleman, Bala Ramasokeran, Rocco Zito, Michael Taylor, and Adrian Pollock), Southern Cross Business School (2010)
East coast mainline rail track: options for 2014, in CORE2008: Rail - The Core of Integrated Transport, Conference on Railway Engineering, Perth (2008)
The alignment of the track linking Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane and Cairns is outlined, along with...