Professor of Mechanical Engineering
Academic Division: Mechanics, Materials and Design
Research group: Applied Mechanics
Telephone: +44 1223 3 32665
Prof. Cebon's research interests lie in:
- Centre for Sustainable Road Freight
- Cambridge Vehicle Dynamics Consortium
- Heavy vehicle dynamics, design of vehicle suspensions using passive and active components.
- Heavy vehicle safety, productivity and fuel consumption.
- Damage mechanisms of bitumens and asphalts.
- Damage to road surfaces and bridges caused by dynamic wheel forces of heavy goods vehicles.
- Heavy vehicle 'weigh-in-motion' technology.
- Use of computers in engineering education.
- Materials information management.
Energy, transport and urban infrastructure
Leader of energy, transport and urban infrastructure research theme.
- Vehicle-Road Interaction
- Vehicle Dynamics and Suspension Design
- Asphalt Micromechanics
- Energy Efficiency of Vehicles
- ABS Strategies for Heavy Vehicles
- Active Steering of Long Combination Vehicles
- Combined steering and braking of heavy goods vehicles
- Vulnerable Road Users
Dynamics, Vibrations, Vehicle Dynamics, Freight transport energy and emissions
- Director of the Cambridge Vehicle Dynamics Consortium
- Director of the Centre for Sustainable Road Freight
- Chief Materials Technologist at Ansys.
David Cebon is a Professor of Mechanical Engineering in Cambridge University and a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering. He is Director of the Cambridge Vehicle Dynamics Consortium and the Centre for Sustainable Road Freight and he leads Cambridge University Engineering Department’s Transport Research Group and the Department's research theme 'Energy, Transport and Urban Infrastructure'. He serves on the Editorial Boards of four international journals. Professor Cebon’s research covers the mechanical, civil, and materials aspects of road transport engineering. He has authored or co-authored many peer-reviewed papers on dynamic loads of heavy vehicles, road and bridge response and damage, advanced suspension design for heavy vehicles, heavy vehicle safety and mobility, heavy vehicle fuel consumption and decarbonisation and the micromechanics of asphalt deformation and fracture.