Phil Herrington is a chemist who brings 25 years’ experience in roading materials research to the Opus Pavements team.

Phil's work focuses on bitumen rheology and chemistry, and applied research into bitumen production, asphalt and chip seal surfacing. 

Findings from Phil's work have been included in numerous international
journals and conferences. His research has also been incorporated into various NZTA specifications and methods.

Phil's recent projects include research carried out as part of an international collaborative project coordinated by the OECD.

Phil currently leads a large, MBIE-funded programme developing new road construction technologies in collaboration with CRL Energy Ltd and the University of Wisconsin.