School of Mechanical, Electrical and Manufacturing Engineering


Dr Lewis Jones PhD MEng

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Lecturer in Engineering Product Design

Lewis Jones is a Lecturer in Engineering Product Design at Wolfson School of Mechanical, Electrical and Manufacturing Engineering at Loughborough University (since 2016). Prior to this, he had been working as a research associate (2015-2016) on the applications of holographic laser beam shaping. He holds a PhD in Engineering Pedagogy (2016) and a MEng degree in Product Design Engineering (2011), both from Loughborough University.

His research experience includes work as a research associate in the application of laser materials processing to textiles manufacturing processes on (TSB131563) which investigated the commercial use of diffractive optics for localised textile laser dyeing processes. As a lecturer, Dr Jones is also currently the Co-I on an industrially funded (MAS Innovation) study into laser treatment of textiles to selectively modify surface chemical composition, structure and texture. The combined effect of this is to improve the performance of the fabric which comes into human contact, in a process that can be applied to 3D garments for product postponement production. This involves expertise in the laser-material interaction mechanisms and the calculation and prediction of changes to polymer surface structures. The project also combines engineering metrology techniques and qualitative analysis for textiles manufacturing.

Lewis Jones has teaching responsibilities across the school’s Design and Manufacturing degree programmes. Through research led teaching he is committed to effective engineering education methods combining the appropriate knowledge and skills to develop engineering graduates. As a new lecturer, he is currently working towards Higher Education Academy Fellowship status. He is currently supervising a number of PhD students.

Outline of main research interests:

  • Laser materials processing
  • Textiles engineering
  • Metrology
  • Laser Safety
  • Qualitative analysis methods in engineering
  • Teacher Training Pedagogy

Grants and Contracts:

  • 2016-2017 – Laser Processing for Textile Texture Modification, MAS Innovation Ltd.
  • 2014-2015 – London Schools Excellency Fund: STEM into Action with D&T, The Design and Technology Association

Current teaching responsibilities:

  • MMB504 Application of Product Design
  • MMC910 Laser Materials Processing
  • MMD601 Advanced Manufacturing Processes and Technology 2
  • MMC200 Engineering Management: Finance, Law and Quality
  • MMP237 Engineering Management and Business Studies
  • BEng and MEng Individual Project Supervisor

Current administrative responsibilities:

  • School outreach and recruitment activities
  • Personal tutoring
  • Industrial placement student supervisor

Recent publications:

  • Jones, L. C. R. (2016). An investigation into the knowledge and skill requirements for effective teaching of technology in English secondary schools. Loughborough University.
  • Mitchell, A., & Watson, E., & Zanker, N. P., & Jones, L. C. R. (2015). London Schools Excellence Fund, Self-Evaluation Toolkit, Final report, Enhancing the teaching of STEM through Design and Technology (Mindsets STEM Enhancement Project) LSEFR1210
  • Jones, L. C. R. (2015) Technology and Engineering Teacher Development Centre. The British Watch and Clock Makers Guild Conference 2015, 11th March 2015
  • Jones, L. C. R., Tyrer, J. R., & Zanker, N. P. (2014). Teaching Engineering to Non-Engineering Teachers. Engineering Education Research Special Interest Group 2nd Annual Symposium: The Sustainable Impact of Engineering Education Research 2014, Northumbria University, 20th May 2014.
  • Zanker, N. P., & Jones, L. C. R. (2014). Evaluation Report of The Design and Technology Association Summer School 11 and 12 July 2014.
  • Jones, L. C. R., Tyrer, J. R., & Zanker, N. P. (2013). Applying laser cutting techniques through horology for teaching effective STEM in design and technology. Design and Technology Education: An International Journal, 18(3), 21–34.
  • Jones, L. C. R., Tyrer, J. R., & Zanker, N. P. (2012). Clocks as a Learning Tool. The Design and Technology Association: Education & International Research Conference 2012, Keele University, 6th – 7th July 2012.
  • Jones, L. C. R., Tyrer, J. R., & Zanker, N. P. (2012). Clocks as a Learning Tool. Horological Journal, 154(7), 322–325.
  • De Montfort University
  • MAS Innovation Ltd.
  • Stretchline International
  • Camia Fabrics
  • Leicester City Council
  • The Design and Technology Association
  • Health Protection England