School of Mechanical, Electrical and Manufacturing Engineering


Dr Jon Petzing B.Eng PhD CEng MIMechE

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Senior Lecturer in Metrology

  • Born in Salisbury, attended Bishop Wordworths Grammar School. BEng (DIS) and PhD attained at Loughborough University. 
  • Worked for British Aerospace. 
  • Joined the Loughborough University Department of Mechanical Engineering academic staff in 1996 as the NPL Lecturer in Optical Engineering, before joining the Department of Manufacturing Engineering as the Lecturer and subsequently Senior Lecturer in Metrology.

Research Interests and Activities

  • Metrology
    • Optical Metrology:
      • Laser interferometry
      • White light interferometry
    • Dimensional Metrology:
      • Coordinate metrology (contact and non-contact)
      • Instrumentation development
      • Standards development
      • Calibration protocols
    • Surface Texture Metrology:
      • Instrumentation development
      • Standards development
      • Data processing development
    • Pressure Metrology:
      • Static primary standards development
      • Dynamic primary standards development

External Activities

  • Professional affiliation: Member of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers
  • International conferences: co-chair of the Rank Prize Fund Symposium on Optical Metrology Techniques for Industrial Applications, Grasmere, UK, 2002. 
  • Advisory role: Scientific Advisory Board member of the Centre of Excellence in Metrology for Micro and Nano Technologies.
  • Referee for journals from the Institute of Physics, Institution of Mechanical Engineers and SPIE 
  • Collaborative Research: current examples include the development of micro metrology tools for micro fabrication, development of areal standards for micro fabrication (EPSRC 3D-Mintegration Grand Challenge, 2006 - 2010).

Teaching Responsibilities

  • Metrology related lectures and modules to Mechanical and Manufacturing related degree programmes.
  • Metrology and Design related Part A, B, and C projects for Mechanical and Manufacturing related degree programmes.

University Administration

  • Head of Undergraduate Admissions for the Wolfson School (2003 – Present)