Cambridge University

Dr David Cole

Senior Lecturer in Cambridge University Engineering Department, from where he also received a degree in engineering (1985) and a PhD in vehicle dynamics (1990). From 1990 to 1996 he undertook post-doctoral research in heavy vehicle dynamics at CUED. From 1996 to 2000 he was a lecturer at the University of Nottingham. In 2000 he returned to CUED to take up his present position. He is a Fellow of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers and has 50 journal publications and 40 conference papers. His research activity has included vehicle-road interaction, heavy vehicle suspension design, and rolling resistance of heavy vehicle tyres. More recently he has focused on measuring, understanding and modelling driver-vehicle dynamic behaviour, with the aim of reducing vehicle development cost and improving vehicle dynamic performance. Research in this area is has been performed in collaboration with Ford, TRW, Honda and Lotus Renault GP.