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Wind tunnel testing

Test Engineer: Len Brownlie, Ph.D.

Phone (604) 649-5724

Len Brownlie received a Ph.D in Kinesiology from Simon Fraser University in Burnaby, B.C. Canada in 1993. His Ph.D thesis was a survey of techniques to reduce aerodynamic drag created by the racing apparel of downhill skiers, cyclists and runners. Len's M.Sc thesis also looked at the thermoregulatory consequences of wearing bodysuits during endurance exercise. Len has been an aerodynamics consultant to NIKE Inc.'s Project SWIFT since 1998. Project SWIFT has provided aerodynamic apparel to track athletes at the 2000–2016 Summer Olympic Games and to long track speed skating teams and ice hockey teams at the 2002–2010 Winter Olympics. Len has also acted as the aerodynamics advisor to three Tour d'France pro cycling teams, and Canada‚Äôs Own the Podium program for the 2010 Vancouver Olympic Games.

Len has also served as an aerodynamics advisor to the United States Cycling, Luge and Speed Skating Federations, Hockey Canada, Athletics Canada, Canadian Cycling Association, BellEaston Sports and Smith Optics.