Towards a silent aircraft

  • Start Date: September 30, 2015 at 6:30 pm
  • End Date: September 30, 2015 at 7:30 pm
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  • Location: Coates Road Auditorium, University Park
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In this lecture, Professor Dame Ann Dowling will discuss what generates noise on modern civil aircraft, the ways in which technologies may be integrated to reduce noise, and the benefits of a long-term radical rethink of aircraft configuration.

Admission free, all welcome. To register your place at the lecture, please book online. Refreshments will be provided.

Part of the Engineering Distinguished Lecture Series.

Professor Dame Ann Dowling is President of the Royal Academy of Engineering and a Fellow of the Royal Society. She is a mechanical engineer specialising in low emission combustion, acoustics and vibration in land vehicles and aircraft.

In 1998, she became the first female Professor of Engineering at the University of Cambridge, where she was also Head of Department between 2009-2014. Professor Dowling was one of four main panel chairs for the Research Excellence Framework (REF) and is also Patron of the Women’s Engineering Society (WES). In 2014-15, she Chaired the Dowling Review of Business-University Research Collaborations, the Report of which was published in July 2015.

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