Professor of Experimental Combustion, Department of Engineering, University of Cambridge
Professor Simone Hochgreb's interests are in energy, combustion and the environment. Her current interests are on gas turbine combustion and pollutant formation, combustion instability, and high pressure combustion. She coordinates the experiments in the intermediate pressure combustion facility (IPCF), as well as experiments in thermoacoustics and stratified combustion.
She joined the University of Cambridge in 2002, prior to which she worked on internal combustion engines at MIT and Sandia National Labs in the USA. She is a fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society, and the secretary of the Combustion Institute. She has long been interested in public policy, starting as from her MSc studies at Princeton with Bob Williams on co-generation from agricultural wastes in 1987. She has most recently served on a Royal Society-MP pairing scheme in 1996, with David Howarth, Lib Dem MP.