Lecturer, Integrative Systems + Design
Professor Gordon received his PhD in Relativistic Field Theory (1978) from the Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics at the University of Cambridge, and his BA in Applied Mathematics (1975) from Gonville and Caius College at University of Cambridge.
While at Michigan Professor Gordon led research into how control systems in vehicles can prevent certain types of crashes, including accidental road departures and crashes occurring during lane changes. Much of the research was based on full technology prototypes operated by ordinary drivers in the field. Using data gathered from such field operational tests, and also from driving simulators and from track tests, it is now possible to make credible predictive assessments of how effective such technologies will be in preventing real-world crashes.
Professor Gordon conducts research on all aspects of dynamics and control, with special emphasis on advanced and nonlinear methods, and applications areas within automotive engineering, including driver modeling and driving control and assistance systems.
Professor Gordon, was previously a Ford Professor of Automotive Engineering and Head of Department of Aeronautical and Automotive Engineering at Loughborough University and now serves as Head of Engineering at the University of Lincoln, UK.