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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.
A comparative study into the effects of pre and post catalyst exhaust gas recirculation on the onset of knockParsons, D., Orchard, S., Evans, N., Ozturk, U., Burke, R. & Brace, C., 11 Oct 2020, In : International Journal of Engine Research.
Research output: Contribution to journal › ArticleOpen AccessFile15 Downloads (Pure)
Control-oriented modelling of a Wankel rotary engine: a synthesis approach of state space and neural networksChen, A. S., Vorraro, G., Turner, M., Islam, R., Herrmann, G., Burgess, S., Brace, C., Turner, J. & Bailey, N., 27 Jan 2020, (Acceptance date). 14 p.
Research output: Contribution to conference › Paper
Air-Fuel Ratio Control of Spark Ignition Engines With Unknown System Dynamics Estimator: Theory and ExperimentsNa, J., Chen, A. S., Huang, Y., Aggarwal, A., Lewis, A., Burke, R., Brace, C. & Hermann, G., 9 Dec 2019, In : IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology. p. 1-8 8 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › ArticleOpen AccessFile23 Downloads (Pure)
Pickering, S., Chappell, E., Iravani, P. & Brace, C., 1 Jun 2019, In : International Journal of Machine Learning and Computing. 9, 3, p. 344-350 7 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › ArticleOpen AccessFile1 Citation (Scopus)10 Downloads (Pure)
Akehurst, S., Liu, Z., Reyes Belmonte, M., Brace, C., Liu, D. & Copeland, C., 15 Dec 2019, In : Energy. 189, 116291.
Research output: Contribution to journal › ArticleOpen AccessFile1 Citation (Scopus)7 Downloads (Pure)