Chris Brace is a Professor of Automotive Propulsion and Deputy Director of the Powertrain Vehicle Research Centre.
He was a student apprentice at Massey Ferguson Tractors in Coventry and studied for a thin sandwich degree at the University of Bath, graduating in 1990.
Following a short spell designing transmissions at Massey Ferguson, Chris returned to the University to work on an integrated Diesel CVT powertrain.
After the award of his PhD in 1996 Chris remained at the University progressing to Reader and then to Professor in February 2014.
Chris was Chair of the Automobile Division of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) between 2012 and 2014.
Chris leads a wide portfolio of powertrain-based research projects with a common theme around the intensive measurement, analysis and control of multi-cylinder engine systems running under dynamic operating conditions.
All of the research is in collaboration with industry, most notably Ford Motor Company and Jaguar LandRover.