Dr Jenni Gibbons

University Associate Professor in Engineering

Jenni Gibbons studied Mechanical Engineering at McGill University before completing her PhD in Engineering at Jesus College in 2015. Following her graduation, she continued working as a post-doctoral researcher on a European Commission project in collaboration with Rolls-Royce through the University Gas Turbine Partnership at the University of Cambridge. She studies fundamental turbulent combustion and has a background in research areas involving microgravity particle combustion, hydrogen production, low-emission combustion systems, and gas turbine engines.  As the University Lecturer in Internal Combustion Engines, her current research areas of interest include alternative fuel additives, spray flame physics, and pollutant analysis.

Dr Gibbons is an astronaut with the Canadian Space Agency. She completed her basic training in January 2020 under the Artemis programme run by the United States’ National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). In 2023, she was selected as the Canadian Space Agency's backup astronaut on Artemis II, a mission that will send humans around the moon and further into space than we've ever been.