Felix completed both his M.Eng. and D.Phil. in the Department of Engineering Science, University of Oxford. He was a student at Trinity College. On completing his D.Phil. under the supervision of Prof. Alexander Korsunsky, he spent six months as a PhD+ scholar. In January 2012 he moved to MIT to work under the direction of Prof. Keith Nelson. He returned to Oxford as a senior research fellow in January 2013. He is a member of the Solid Mechanics and Materials Engineering group in the Department of Engineering Science. He is also a college lecturer in Trinity College.