Dr Lewis Jones


  • Senior Lecturer in Laser Processing
  • Programme Lead in Mechanical Engineering MEng/BEng

Research groups and centres


Dr Lewis Jones is a Senior Lecturer in Laser Processing at the Wolfson School of Mechanical, Electrical and Manufacturing Engineering at Loughborough University (since 2022). Previous appointments include Lecturer (2016-2022) and research associate (2015-2016). He holds a PhD in Engineering Pedagogy (2016) and an MEng degree in Product Design Engineering (2011), both from Loughborough University.

His research interests are focused on laser-based manufacturing processes to improve energy efficiency for low-carbon manufacturing. The emphasis of this work is to study laser-material interactions in non-conventional materials, identifying processes where lasers can have a disruptive change to current practice. Analysis techniques are multi-scale, investigating specific laser-material interactions, manufacturing process and material performance, and also the system level efficiency and integration of lasers. Supporting this research focus is the development of new knowledge related to laser safety as enabling expertise to remove barriers to use for laser applications.

Lewis is a Chartered Engineer and a member of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers. He is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

Research interests

  • Laser materials processing
  • Textiles engineering
  • Sustainability
  • Laser Safety
  • Teacher Training Pedagogy

Grants and contracts

Principle Investigator:

  • 2022-2026 - Local Collection and Treatment of Laser-Generated Decontamination Fume. EPSRC ICASE & National Nuclear Laboratory.
  • 2021-2024 - Development of a Production Prototype of the Continuous Laser Peri-dyeing (CLPD) process. BEIS in collaboration with Stretchline UK and Laser Optical Engineering.
  • 2018-2023 - Laser Peri-dying of narrow band fabrics. EPSRC ICASE & Stretchline UK.


  • 2022-2025 - Reimagining Photovoltaics Manufacturing. EPSRC.
  • 2019-2023 - Bad Laser Cutting to get Good Laser Fume. UK Nuclear Decommissioning Authority and National Nuclear Laboratory.
  • 2019-2022 - Research on the Theory and Key Technology of Laser Processing and System Optimisation for Low Carbon Manufacturing. EPSRC.
  • 2018-2022 - Using holographic laser beams to improve additive manufacturing metallurgy. EPSRC ICASE & Renishaw plc.
  • 2018-2018 - ACCT Novel NOx emission reduction system. EPSRC IAA.
  • 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.


Teaching responsibilities

  • WSB500 Application of Engineering Design: Industry-Based Project
  • WSC200 Engineering Management: Finance, Law and Quality
  • WSC910 Laser Materials Processing
  • WSD601 Advanced Manufacturing Processes and Technology 2
  • WSD500 Project Leadership
  • BEng and MEng Individual Project Supervisor

Administrative responsibilities

  • Programme Lead, Undergraduate Mechanical Engineering  
  • Personal Tutoring 
  • Industrial placement student supervisor 

Selected publications

External collaborators

  • Stretchline
  • Laser Optical Engineering Ltd.
  • National Nuclear Laboratory (NNL)
  • Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA)
  • Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
  • UK Health and Security Agency