Professor Dame Ann Dowling
Ann Dowling is Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Director of the University Gas Turbine Partnership with Rolls-Royce, and Head of the Division in which research in aeronautics and energy is carried out in the University of Cambridge, UK. 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 combustion, acoustics and vibration and her research is aimed, in particular, at low-emission 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 Member of the US National Academy of Engineering and the French Academy of Sciences. She has served on a number industry and government advisory committees. She chaired the Royal Society/Royal Academy of Engineering study on nanotechnology which led to the report ‘Nanoscience and nanotechnologies: opportunities and uncertainties'. She was appointed CBE for services to Mechanical Engineering in 2002, and DBE for services to Science in 2007.