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Dr Simon Hogg, BSc PhD CEng F.I.MechEDr. Simon Hogg, BSc PhD CEng F.I.MechE serves as the moderator of the Steam Path Efficiency⁄Heat Rate forum.

Dr. Hogg returned to academia in 2010 taking up a position as Reader in Durham University's School of Engineering and Computing Sciences. He is a mechanical engineer with specific expertise in analytical, experimental and computational fluid dynamics, turbomachinery, aerodynamics, thermodynamics and heat transfer.

Dr. Hogg's research interests lie in the general areas of power generation turbomachinery. This includes conventional steam and gas turbine plant, wind turbines and organic rankine cycles for waste heat recovery applications.

He graduated with a BSc and PhD from University of Manchester (UMIST) in 1980�s. His PhD study was funded by Rolls Royce and concerned developing computational fluid dynamics codes for predicting gas turbine swirl stabilised combustor flows.

Following graduation Dr. Hogg held University posts for 10 years, both as a Rolls Royce funded Research Fellow at Oxford University and then later as a lecturer in Engineering at Leicester University. Whilst working in Universities he developed research interests in turbine aerodynamics and turbine bearing and sealing systems. This work involved experimental, computational and analytical studies including developing new test facilities and new fast-response instrumentation techniques, for measuring unsteady turbomachinery flows.

In 1998 he joined ALSTOM's Power Division, initially working in Steam Turbine R&D and then, from 2003 to 2010, in the Company�s Steam Turbine Retrofit Business. During this period he held senior management/technical leadership positions in Tendering and eventually as Engineering Director of the Turbine Retrofit Business.

Dr. Hogg is is the Principal Investigator of the EPSRC Supergen V Wind Energy Technologies Consortium and has technical leadership of the condition monitoring/asset management aspects of the Consortium�s work.

He is also the Principal Investigator of a recently awarded EPSRC Future Conventional Power Research Consortium, which will consider the effect of the change in power mix from the growth of wind on the flexible operating requirements for conventional steam and gas power plant. He also currently holds a number of industrially-funded research grants on new turbine technologies.

Dr. Hogg is a Fellow of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers.

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