Mark Jolly CEng CEnv FIMMM
Mark Jolly is currently Professor of Sustainable Manufacturing and Head of the Sustainable Manufacturing systems Centre within the Manufacturing Department at Cranfield. He has a mixture of both industrial (13 years) and Academic (>20 years) working experience. He is PI on an EPSRC funded project 'Small is Beautiful: Phase 2' which is investigating Design for Energy Resilient Manufacturing. He is also PI on a Knowledge Transfer Partnership project with a Pb sheet casting company. Professor Jolly is also a Co-Director of the EPSRC funded Centre for Doctoral Training in Sustainable Materials and Manufacturing. He has been a PI on 10 EPSRC projects, CI on 2 and run one EU funded project as well as 4 previous KTPs.
He obtained his first degree in Metallurgy (BMet) from the University of Sheffield and his PhD in Metallurgy from the University of Cambridge. He has published over 350 papers, reports, articles, technical notes and book chapters. He is a Chartered Engineer, Chartered Environmentalist, Fellow of IOM3 and ICME. He sits on the LMD, Casting and Solidification Society and is Vice-Chair of the Sustainable Development Group He was Chair of the TMS Solidification Committee from 2016 to 2018.
The main area of current research is resource efficient manufacturing, process modelling and novel casting processes. Resource efficient manufacturing targets traditional processes and aims at reducing the materials usage and energy with the ultimate aim of lowering carbon and water footprints of final components.
Since March 2016, Professor Jolly is the Chair of the Institute's Materials Sicence and Technology Division (MSTD).