Julian Jones

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Dr Julian Jones

Telephone Number: 
+44 (0)20 7594 6749
Telephone Extension: 
6 749
Fax Number: 
+44 (0)20 7594 6757
Office/Location: 
Materials
Research Interests: 
Biomaterials for regenerative medicine
Bioactive glasses and nanocomposites
3D characterisation techniques of porous materials
Process development of foamed gel-derived bioactive glass
Biography
Biography: 
  • 2004 - Present:   Royal Academy of Engineering/ EPSRC Research Fellow  (Department of Materials, Imperial college, London)
  • 2002 - 2004: Lloyds Tercentenary Foundation Fellow (Department of Materials, Imperial college, London)
  • 1999 - 2002  Ph.D. ( Department of Materials, Imperial College London )
  • 1995 - 1999   MEng (2.1 Hons) Metallurgy and the Science of Materials  (University of Oxford)

Julian Jones is a Royal Academy of Engineering and EPSRC Research Fellow. He was awarded the fellowship in 2004. Prior to this he held a two year Lloyds Tercentenary Foundation Fellowship, having completed his PhD here in the department in 2002. He joined the Department having obtained an MEng in Metallurgy and the Science of Materials from Oxford in 1999. His research interests are in biomaterials for regenerative medicine. His work on process development of foamed gel-derived bioactive glass (the first 3D porous scaffold made from bioactive glass) has produced scaffolds suitable for tissue engineering applications with hierarchical structures similar to that of trabecular bone.

His research group consists of 6 PhD students and a PDRA. The group's research interests involve the development of porous scaffolds for tissue engineering, novel 3D characterisation techniques of porous materials, the development of novel nanocomposite materials, the processing of glasses, bioactive materials, protein adsoption to nanotextured materials, cell responses to biomaterials and non-invasive cell-material interaction analysis techniques.

In 2007 he was awarded a prestigious Philip Leverhulme Prize for excellence in engineering and in 2004 he was awarded the Silver Medal by the Institute of Materials, Mining and Minerals (IOM3 ) for outstanding achievement in materials science by a younger researcher and the promotion of the subject on the international scale.

Awards and honours: 
External positions held: 
  • Member of technical committee 4, International Congress of Glass
  • 2nd International Ceramics Congress and Roadmap, Advisory board member
Memberships : 
  • Biomedical Materials Division of IOM3, Committee member
  • Institute of Materials, Mining and Minerals, Member
  • UK Society for Biomaterials, Member
  • International Society for Ceramics in Medicine, Member
  • European Society for Biomaterials, Member
  • Tissue and Cell Engineering Society, Member
  • The American Ceramic Society, Member
Teaching
Teaching: 

Postgraduate Courses / Modules

  • Lecturer, Bioengieering MSc: Biomaterials Artificial Organs and Tissue Engineering

Undergraduate Courses / Modules

  • Lecturer, Biomaterials, Artificial Organs and Tissue Engineering
  • Lecturer, Corrosion of Glasses
  • Supervisor, 1st Year lab: Crystallisation of Polymers