Professor David Cebon FREng, FIMechE

, , • University of Cambridge


David Cebon is Director of the Centre for Sustainable Road Freight and the Cambridge Vehicle Dynamics Consortium.  He is a Professor of Mechanical Engineering in Cambridge University Engineering Department, where he has been a  member of the faculty since 1985.

Professor Cebon has authored or co-authored more than 200 papers on dynamic loads of heavy vehicles, road and bridge response and damage, weigh-in-motion, advanced suspension design, safety, productivity and fuel consumption. He has received several awards from the IMechE, including Edwin Walker Prize for Computing and Data Communications, the Gresham Cooke Prize, the Crompton-Lanchester Medal, the Thomas Hawksley Gold Medal and the Safety Award for Mechanical Engineering. He also received the L. Ray Buckendale Award from the Society of Automotive Engineers for his work on vehicle-road interaction.  He has been the Principal Investigator of numerous EPSRC grants and projects funded by sponsors including the EU and US sources.