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Professor Roberto Lot MSc (Hons), PhD

Professor of Automotive Engineering

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Professor Roberto Lot is Professor of Automotive Engineering within Engineering and Physical Sciences at the University of Southampton.

Roberto Lot got a MSc in Mechanical Engineering and a PhD in Mechanics of Machines, respectively in 1994 and 1998. After being appointed Lecturer of Mechanics of Machines at the University of Padova in 1999, he was promoted to Associate professor in 2005. In 2014 he was appointed as Professor of Automotive Engineering at the University of, within the Energy Technology Research Group.

He has significant experience in the motorcycles dynamics and control field, his research interest includes handling, comfort, safety systems, vehicle performance, driving simulators applied to a range of vehicles from small scooter to racing motorcycles, comprising also electric and three-wheeled vehicles.

His activity in the motorsports sector includes motorcycles, racing cars and go-karts.

He has lead research projects founded by public organization and industries at national and international level, and published about 100 scientific articles.

Research interests

  • motorcycle dynamics and control
  • electric hybrid vehicles
  • vehicle performance, lap time optimization of racing motorcycles and cars
  • vehicle safety, advanced driver assistance systems
  • driving simulators
  • multibody

Research group

Energy Technology

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Book Chapters


FEEG3002 Vehicle Powertrain, Noise and Vibration (Tutor)

SESM3031 Automobile Systems (Tutor)

Professor Roberto Lot
Engineering, University of Southampton, Highfield, Southampton. SO17 1BJ United Kingdom

Room Number: 13/3005

Facsimile: (023) 8059 3016

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