Professor David Cebon

Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Department of Engineering, University of Cambridge

Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Department of Engineering, University of Cambridge

David Cebon BE, PhD, FREng, FIMechE, is Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Cambridge. He is a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering, Research Director of the Cambridge Vehicle Dynamics Consortium and the Managing Director of Granta Design Limited. He is also a Fellow of Queens' College Cambridge

Professor Cebon leads an active research group concerned with the design and dynamics of heavy vehicle suspensions, road damage and the micromechanics of asphalt failure. He also has interests in the use of computers in engineering design and education. He has written numerous papers on the dynamics of heavy vehicles, traffic instrumentation, road damage and materials information management software.

Research Interests include

  • 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.
  • Selection of materials and standard components in design.
  • Use of computers in engineering education.
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    2022 Christ's College Climate Seminar

    Sustainable finance, risk and transition to clean tech

  • 22 February 2017

    Future of mobility

    The Government Office for Science, is undertaking a Foresight Project on the Future of Mobility. This project will bring together cutting-edge academic research, industry expertise and policy making to consider the future transport landscape. The project will work with policy makers to consider what this evidence base means for policy development in this area. Further to this, by assessing and prioritising key trends in mobility, a set of future scenarios wil be developed and their consequences analysed. Among other themes, the project will examine the social and demographic drivers changing the future transport landscape.