Prof. Simon Hogg
Head of the Department of Engineering
Simon Hogg holds the Ørsted Chair in Renewable Energy at Durham University, UK and has been Head of their Department of Engineering since 2017. He was the Executive Director of the Durham Energy Institute (https://www.dur.ac.uk/dei/) for 3 years before taking on his current role. He is a mechanical engineer with research interests in the general areas of renewable and conventional power generation. Simon graduated with a BSc and PhD (1988) from University of Manchester. He held University posts at Oxford (Rolls Royce funded Research Fellow) and then Leicester (University Lecturer) Universities for the 10 years following completion of his PhD. He then moved into the power generation industry joining Alstom (now GE Power) in 1998. He held senior management/technical leadership positions in R&D and then Alstom’s Steam Turbine Retrofit Business, eventually becoming Engineering Director for this business in 2007. He returned to academia with Durham University in 2010. Simon is a Chartered Engineer and Fellow of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers.
Beating the labyrinth seal – the ongoing challenge of improving internal sealing in turbomachines