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3rd January 2007
Professor Ann Dowling
Professor Ann Dowling has been recognised in the New Year Honours list and is to become a Dame for services to Science.
Ann Dowling is Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Head of the Division of Energy, Fluid Mechanics and Turbomachinery, Director of the University Gas Turbine Partnership with Rolls-Royce, and a Fellow of Sidney Sussex College. She has held visiting posts at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) (Jerome C Hunsaker Visiting Professor, 1999) and at Caltech (Moore Distinguished Scholar 2001).
Professor Dowling works primarily in the fields of combustion, acoustics and vibration and her research is aimed, in particular, at low-emission combustion and quiet vehicles. She is the UK lead of the Silent Aircraft Initiative, a collaboration between researchers at Cambridge and MIT who have recently released the conceptual design of an ultra-low noise and fuel efficient aircraft, SAX40.
Professor 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 of industry and government advisory committees, and chaired the EPSRC’s Technical Opportunities Panel (2003-06) and the Royal Society/Royal Academy of Engineering study on nanotechnology. She was appointed CBE for services to Mechanical Engineering in 2002.
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