Simone Hochgreb is Professor of Engineering at the University of Cambridge. Her main research interests are in understanding processes in combustion and reacting flows, as relevant to power conversion and industrial processes. She has co-authored over 180 journal publications in engine and gas turbine combustion, reacting flows, measurement methods and thermoacoustics.

Her more recent interests are in the application of optical diagnostics to the measurements of temperatures and species in turbulent flames, hydrogen combustion, thermoacoustics, aerosols and flame synthesis. She is a Fellow of the Combustion Institute, and Distinguished Fellow of the International Institute of Acoustics and Vibration, and she has received the Wolfson Merit Award and the Society of Automotive Engineers Ralph R. Teetor Award.

She will be chairing the next Gordon Research Conference on Laser Diagnostics in Combustion and Reacting Flows in 2025.

For recent and future projects, check out the Reacting Flows Group Pages


  • Reacting flows
  • Hydrogen combustion
  • Thermoacoustics
  • Particle synthesis and aerosols


  • PhD in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, 1991

    Princeton University

  • BSc in Mechanical Engineering, 1986

    University of São Paulo, Brazil

Recent Posts


PhD positions Apply in October for PhD positions the follow year (read on). We are always looking for talented academic researchers interested in reacting flows and energy. If you are a UK or intenrational applicant with top credentials, you may be eligible for an EPSRC doctoral training fellowship.



Droplet-flame interactions

What happens when droplets cross a flame?

Turbulent flames

We explore how to measure turbulent flame behaviour in 2D and 3D.


Laser-induced grating spectroscopy can be used to measure absolute flame temperatures temperatures in clean or sooty flames.