Dr Jasper Graham-Jones
I graduated from the University of Nottingham Trent with a degree in Manufacturing Systems Engineering. During my degree I was most interested in Materials science and Joining technologies. This lead to a Masters degree in Welding and Adhesive Bonding in Engineering Materials at Brunel University. And a PhD where I developed a generic expert system for engineering material failure analysis at Southampton University.
During my PhD I got actively involved in the local South of England Materials Society which lead on to becoming the younger members representative and then local chairman. This lead to an increasing involvement in the former Institute of Materials on the regional committee, and the younger members committee. I also represent the IOM3 at FutureNet Committee at the Engineering and Technology Board. This lead on to representing the UK professional young engineers within the federation of European Young Engineers.
I have taken many different jobs since graduation from being a Production Engineers, repairing computers, failure analysis consultant, research fellow in Non-destrutive testing of steel rope, including many different teaching positions.
I am currently a senior lecturer within the department of mechanical and design engineering at the University of Portsmouth where I lecturer a diverse range of subject from business, manufacturing with material, welding and computing, including course leader for the BSc degree in marine sport technology and being first year manager. My research involves lean manufacturing, joining technologies, and composites.
I have a part-time positions with the Open University as a tutor of T355 Manufacturing with Materials and I am a British Council education advisor.
Outside the working environment I enjoy yacht and dingy sailing, travel and motorcycling. I am also a crew member for the Hayling Island Royal National Lifeboat Institute where I have taken part in rescuing many in very different and interesting situation. Hayling Island is one of the busiest stations with 80 to 90 launches per year using a 7.5 metre Atlantic RIB and a smaller D-Class lifeboats. A clear example of materials used in extreme service conditions.