Tim Gordon is a Head of School of Engineering in College of Science. He joined Lincoln in 2014 having spent ten years at the University of Michigan (UM) as Professor of Mechanical Engineering in the College of Engineering, and heading the Engineering Research Division at UM’s Transportation Research Institute. He was formally Ford Professor at Loughborough University and has worked extensively with the automotive industry. His research includes active safety of road vehicles includes how computer control systems can help reduce crashes, including autonomous safety systems. In particular there is the development and application on non-linear optimal control methods for areas such as collision avoidance – vehicle dynamics at the limits of friction – as well as broader aspects such as optimal energy efficiency. Another special area of interest is in analysis and modelling of the interactions of vehicles with real human drivers.
Vehicle Control Systems, Vehicle Dynamics, Active Safety, Collision Avoidance, Autonomous Systems including Self-driving cars
— University of Cambridge, 1983
IEEE — Co-chair, Technical Committee on Intelligent Vehicular Systems and Control