Felix Leach is an Associate Professor of Engineering Science, and Fellow and Tutor in Engineering Science at Keble. Felix is a Chartered Engineer (MIMechE), a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, and a Member of the Society of Automotive Engineers.
His research interests are in Combustion, and specifically emissions and efficiency in internal combustion engines. He works in the Jaguar Land Rover Centre of Excellence for Combustion Research within the Department using world-leading measurement capabilities to develop an engine for the 21st Century.
Felix’s PhD research, demonstrating variations in regulations for testing new cars, were fed into the recommendations for the now current EU6 reference fuel specification – effectively influencing the EU law behind emissions tests on new cars. He is working on advanced measurement techniques for engine diagnostics. Felix has a significant engagement with Public Policy on emissions from vehicles. He has run projects with Oxford City Council and Oxford Bus Company measuring emissions from buses in Oxford.
Felix won the 2014 Richard Way memorial prize, and the 2018 SAE Excellence in Oral Presentation award. Felix teaches Thermofluids (Papers P4 and A4), Engineering and Society (Paper B2) to undergraduate students.