Neil D. Broom is Professor of Materials Science at the University of Auckland New Zealand. He completed his Bachelor of Metallurgical Engineering at the University of Melbourne and his PhD at The University of Auckland.
Following postdoctoral studies at Cambridge University for 3½ years, he returned to a full-time research post in Biomaterials at his present institution until he took up an academic lecturing position teaching materials science to engineering students. His current research interests are experimental tissue mechanics, osteoarthritis, and spinal biomechanics.
The author has a longstanding interest in the science/God debate and has explored related themes in his book How Blind is the Watchmaker which was first published in the Ashgate-Avebury Series in Philosophy in 1998 and more recently by InterVarsity Press as a paperback.