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Professor Ann Dowling

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RAE Panel G: biography of the Chair

Electrical and Electronic Engineering, General Engineering and Mineral and Mining Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Mechanical, Aeronautical and Manufacturing Engineering, Metallurgy and Materials

Professor Ann Dowling

Professor of Mechanical Engineering, University of Cambridge


Ann Dowling is Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Cambridge, Director of the University Gas Turbine Partnership and Head of the Division in which research in aeronautics and energy is carried out at the University of Cambridge. She has held visiting posts at MIT (Jerome C Hunsaker Visiting Professor, 1999) and at Caltech (Moore Distinguished Scholar 2001). Ann Dowling works primarily in the fields of acoustics, vibration and combustion and her research is aimed, in particular, at clean combustion and quiet vehicles.

Ann Dowling is a Fellow of the Royal Society, Royal Academy of Engineering (Vice-President 1999-2002) and is a Foreign Associate Member of the French Academy of Sciences. She serves on a number industry and government advisory committees, and has recently chaired the Royal Society/Royal Academy of Engineering study on nanotechnology. She is a non-executive director of the Cambridge-MIT Institute and a Trustee of the National Museum of Science and Industry. She was appointed CBE for services to Mechanical Engineering in the Queen's 2002 Birthday Honours List.