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Samuel White

Roles and subjects

Retained Lecturer in Engineering



Academic Background


Samuel holds an MEng in Engineering Science from the University of Oxford, where his fourth-year research project on roadside NOx emissions won the IMechE best project award. He is currently completing his DPhil at the Department of Engineering Science. Samuel is a Fellow of the Oxford SDG Impact Lab. He has previously worked in the construction industry in Canada, where he worked as a civil engineer and site supervisor for microtunnelling operations. An enthusiastic tutor, Samuel is also a college lecturer at Keble College and, previously, Balliol College.

Undergraduate Teaching

Paper A1: Mathematics

Papers P3 & A3: Structures, Materials and Mechanics

Research Interests

Samuel’s current research focuses on alternative fuels and advanced combustion strategies for thermal propulsion systems, with the aim of helping to make the transition away from fossil fuels as rapid as possible.


White, S., Bajwa, A., and Leach, F., “Isolated Low Temperature Heat Release in Spark Ignition Engines,” SAE Technical Paper 2023-01-0235, 2023, https://doi.org/10.4271/2023-01-0235.


Subject notes for courses taught at Jesus College:

See also Department of Engineering Science website.