Mr Rex Keen

Automotive Lecturer

Mr Rex Keen has spent a lifetime in Professional Motorsport as a Race Engineer and Technical Director, before he moved to the Education sector. He obtained a Bachelors Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Must University, USA. Rex also has been awarded a Diploma Race Engineering from the Motorsport Industry Association UK, Advanced Diploma Mechanical Engineering from TAFE Australia, and a Diploma Computer Aided Design also from TAFE Australia.

Rex moved from Australia to the UK in 2008 to work for Ferrari in the World Sports Car Championship.

Previous Teaching Expertise

  • National College for Motorsport Silverstone Mercedes Benz UK
  • Training Centre Motorsport Industry
  • Association Race Engineers School
  • Intercomp Instruments European Trainer UK (Intercomp is the largest manufacturer of Motorsport measuring instruments and component testing equipment in the world).

Professional Membership

The Society of Automotive engineers

Research Interests

  • Vehicle dynamics
  • Alternative fuels
  • Vehicle simulation

External Activities

Completing the writing of his book series "How To Be a Race Engineer".


  1. How To Be A Race Engineer V1 – Shock absorbers. ISBN-13 : 978-1728791098
  2. How To Be A Race Engineer V2 – Suspension. ISBN-13 : 979-8670647663
  3. How To Be A Race Engineer V3 – Tyres and Wheels. ISBN-13 : 979-8543388969
  4. How To Be A Race Engineer V4 - Brakes. ISBN-13 : 979-8766400813

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