Dr Simone Hochgreb


College position:

Director of Studies for Engineering (Year 3, incl. Manufacturing Engineering)

Photograph of Professor Simone Hochgreb
Photograph of Professor Simone Hochgreb

Simone Hochgreb is a professor in Engineering at the University of Cambridge, specialising in combustion and turbulent reacting flows. Her current work is in the application of laser diagnostics to reacting flows using real and model flames, both under steady and unsteady conditions, particularly regarding stratified flames. She has previously held positions at MIT, Sandia National Labs. She is a Fellow of the Royal Aeronautics Society and the Combustion Insitute, and has received the Royal Society Wolfson Merit Award and the Society of Automotive Engineers Ralph R. Teetor Award. She holds a BSc from the University of São Paulo, and a PhD from Princeton University.

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Fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society and the Combustion Institute. Recipient of the Wolfson Merit Award, Society of Automotive Engineers Ralph R. Teetor Award.

Links to online publications, articles or other work
  • Temperature measurements in reacting flows using Laser Induced Grating Spectroscopy (LIGS) (with Paul Ewart, Oxford) (EPSRC 2013-2016)
  • CO and NO imaging measurements in stratified flames (E3C3, with INSA-CORIA/Rouen) (2013-2014)
  • Multi-pass high spatial resolution absorption measurements of soot in flames (CSC, 2013-2016)
  • Measurements of flame response characteristics to flame excitation under high pressure and temperature (2010 - 2013) (TECC/FP7, SAMULET/EPSRC)
  • Measurements of soot and particulate matter at high pressures and temperatures in flames at high pressure and temperature (SAMULET/EPSRC, ENTAPS/RR) (2010 - 2013)
  • International Leverhulme Network on Stratified Combustion. Long term collaboration with Sandia National Laboratories, Technische Universitaet Darmstadt and INSA-CORIA Rouen, among others (2010 - 2013)
  • Industry-Academia Partnerships and Pathways on Stratified Combustion for Quiet Low Emissions Aero-Engines (FP7/IAPP-STRATEGI) (2009 - 2013)