Dr Davide Tavernini received his PhD degree from the University of Padova in Italy, where he was member of the Motorcycle Dynamics Research Group. He worked as research fellow at Cranfield University focusing on active chassis control for electric vehicles. He joined the University of Surrey in 2016 as a research fellow and he is now Lecturer in Advanced Vehicle Engineering within the Centre for Automotive Engineering.
Davide's research focuses on vehicle dynamics control/estimation strategies to enhance safety, performance and energy efficiency of electric and hybrid vehicles, with particular attention to model-based approaches.
- Modelling of vehicle systems
- High and low level vehicle control strategies design
- Vehicle state estimation
- Vehicle testing, data acquisition and analysis
- On- and off-road vehicle dynamics
- Optimal control
Involvement in research projects:
- Several research projects with the industry
- Horizon 2020 European project Silverstream (project finished)
- Horizon 2020 European project EVE (project finished)
- Horizon 2020 European project STEVE
- Horizon 2020 European project CLOVER
- Horizon 2020 European project TELL
- Horizon 2020 European project EVC1000
- Horizon 2020 European project OWHEEL
(projects webpages last accessed on 5 April 2019)
Davide teaches in the following Automotive Engineering modules:
- ENG2119: Powertrain design and chassis engineering (2nd year)
- ENG3162: Group design project (3rd year)
- ENGM267: Vehicle structures and analysis (4th year)
He is the supervisor of several BEng and MEng final year project students as well as PhD candidates.
He is the coordinator of the e-Formula Student team (Team SURTES)