About Professor Baker
After graduating from UCL Mechanical Engineering, Dr Tim Baker joined the department’s internal combustion engine research group. His PhD work focused on intake systems development in collaboration with Ford Motor Company. After leaving UCL Tim worked in motorsport starting with Formula 1, which saw his career evolve from engine development to engine design.
He has designed engines that have won races and championships at global level, notably class wins at the 24 Hours of Le Mans and the Safari Rally with Ford and winning the World Rallycross Championship. Most recently, Tim has designed the engines for the GP3 race series and Indy Lights in the US.