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Chair of Propulsion or Powertrain Engineering: Mark Linne

Mark Linne has been appointed Chair of Propulsion or Powertrain Engineering.

Mark Linne

He is currently Professor of Applied Mechanics in the Combustion Division at Chalmers University of Technology in Gothenburg, Sweden.

He is also Director of the Combustion Engine Research Centre, a public-private research unit focusing on internal combustion engines in collaboration with the Swedish motor industry.

Between 2006 and 2009 Professor Linne was the manager of the Combustion Chemistry Department at Sandia National Laboratories' Combustion Research Facility in Livermore, California.

He was previously a Professor in Combustion Physics in the Institution for Applied Physics at the University of Lund in Sweden.

Between 1989 and 2002, as Professor at the Colorado School of Mines in Colorado, US, he helped found the highly successful Engineering Division.

He gained his PhD in Mechanical Engineering at Stanford University. Professor Linne researches new measurement techniques and their use to support theoretical developments for challenging problems in energy and the environment.

He has recently developed a femtosecond laser technique for imaging in dense fuel sprays. Professor Linne is a Fellow of the Optical Society of America and the author of 'Spectroscopic Measurement: an Introduction to the Fundamentals', published by Academic Press. He has two sons. He enjoys motorcycling, backpacking, canoeing and snowboarding.