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Mr Christopher de Saxe


Christopher de Saxe

Research Student

Academic Division: Mechanics, Materials and Design

Research group: Applied Mechanics


Personal website

Research interests

  • Visual odometry for trailer off-tracking estimation
  • Camera-based measurement of articulation angle for articulated HGVs
  • ​Cyclist detection and tracking for lorries in cities
  • Performance-based standards for high capacity HGVs

Teaching activity

  • Part IA demonstrator: Microprocessors (2016)
  • Part IA demonstrator: Kinematics of Plane Mechanisms (2014-16)
  • MEng co-supervisor: Cyclist detection (2014-15, 2016-17)


  • 2013-present: ​PhD Candidate in Vehicle Dynamics, University of Cambridge
  • 2011-present: ​Mechanical Engineer, CSIR, Pretoria
  • 2011-2012: MSc(Eng), University of the Witwatersrand
  • 2010: Engineer-in-Training, Anglo American Platinum, Rustenburg
  • 2006-2009: BSc(Eng), University of the Witwatersrand