The Increasing Importance of Fuel Octane Rating


Tom Leone is a Technical Expert for powertrain evaluation and analysis, in Ford's Research and Advanced Engineering organization. He has worked at Ford since 1990 in a variety of roles including engine dynamometer development, calibration of engine control systems, computer simulation, and fuel economy analysis of powertrain technologies. Most recently, he has worked on several projects related to ethanol fuels. Mr. Leone earned B.S. and M.S. degrees in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Illinois. He has written numerous technical papers, and he holds 96 U.S. patents related to engines and fuels.